Cecile A. Marczinski

Cecile Marczinski

Cecile Marczinski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Email: marczinskc1@nku.edu
Office: MP 349
Phone: (859) 572-1438

Cecile A. Marczinski, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Northern Kentucky University. She earned her doctoral degree in psychology from McMaster University (Canada) in 2001. She completed post-doctoral training in psychopharmacology at the University of Kentucky. Since arriving at Northern Kentucky University, she has received accolades for both her teaching and research. She was the winner of the 2011 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the College of Arts & Sciences at Northern Kentucky University. She is a strong advocate for undergraduate research, mentoring many students in her lab and also serving as an elected member of the psychology division for the international organization, the Council on Undergraduate Research. She is an avid researcher, conducting human psychopharmacology studies examining the acute effects of commonly-used psychoactive drugs including alcohol and caffeine.

Her recent research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has examined the combined effects of alcohol and energy drinks. This work has received favorable attention from both the scientific community and the popular press. Her research was cited in recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigations into the safety of caffeinated alcoholic beverages, energy drinks, and other caffeinated foods and beverages. In addition, she appears frequently in print, on radio, and on television discussing her research. Her psychopharmacology research has been covered by various major national and international news networks including ABC, BBC, CBC, CNN, NBC, NPR, Bloomberg Business Week, the New York Times, the London Telegraph, and Time magazine. She is the author of the book Binge Drinking in Adolescents and College Students and a soon to be released textbook entitled Psychopharmacology. She currently serves as a board member for NKU’s Research Foundation and NKU’s Institutional Review Board.

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