Maha Mian, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the Division of Research. She is a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 Postdoctoral Scholar, appointed to the Postdoctoral Traineeship in Substance Use Disorders Treatment and Services Research.
Dr. Mian is interested in developing substance use research focused on enhancing novel and accessible harm reduction strategies. Much of her previous clinical and research focused on cannabis, alcohol, and psychedelic harm reduction strategies, including protective behavioral strategies and the differential impact of cannabis research recruitment and policy. Her work has two aims: developing harm reduction and protective behavioral strategies for substance use, particularly cannabis, alcohol, and psychedelics; and investigating outcomes related to drug policy and decriminalization.
Dr. Mian received her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, and completed her predoctoral clinical internship at VA Palo Alto Health Care System. She received her bachelor of science in Biopsychology from Tufts University.
- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Primary Research Interests
- Harm reduction
- Cannabis, alcohol, and psychedelic protective behavioral strategies
- Drug policy outcomes
- Scale development and validation