Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington

Now in our chat is Dr. Cora Lee Wetherington. She is NIDA’s Women & Sex/Gender Differences Research Coordinator and represents NIDA on the Trans-NIH Sex as a Biological Variable Working Group. She is interested in sex/gender differences in all areas of drug addiction research.  Dr. Wetherington oversees a research program focusing on a variety of human and animal laboratory topics including animal behavioral models of drug addiction, vulnerability to drug addiction, the behavioral effects of exposure to drugs during lifespan development, topics specific to females, and, of course, sex/ gender differences in drug addiction.  Before coming to NIDA she was a psychology professor for twelve years.  She and her husband have a young adult son and daughter and an adorable little beagle.