David Pennington, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address4150 Clement St
San Francisco CA 94121
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 24504
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences


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    Neural Links of Approach Bias Modification in Heavy Drinking Veterans
    NIH IK2CX001510Jun 1, 2017 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. The Impact of Exercise and Virtual Reality Executive Function Training on Cognition Among Heavy Drinking Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Pilot Feasibility Study. Front Behav Neurosci. 2022; 16:802711. Pennington DL, Reavis JV, Cano MT, Walker E, Batki SL. PMID: 35391785; PMCID: PMC8981916.
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    2. Substance-Specific and Shared Gray Matter Signatures in Alcohol, Opioid, and Polysubstance Use Disorder. Front Psychiatry. 2021; 12:795299. Muller AM, Pennington DL, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 35115969; PMCID: PMC8803650.
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    3. Factors associated with smoking in low-income persons with and without chronic illness. Tob Induc Dis. 2021; 19:59. Cano MT, Pennington DL, Reyes S, Pineda BS, Llamas JA, Periyakoil VS, Muñoz RF. PMID: 34305505; PMCID: PMC8280622.
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    4. Frontal Neural Activation During Alcohol Cue Exposure is Associated With Cognitive Bias Among Veterans With Alcohol Use Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. Biological Psychiatry. 2021 May 1; 89(9):s331. Walker WE, Abram AS, Bautista BN, Cano CM, Harris HE, Bahraoui BH, Witkovic WD, Reavis RJ, Batki BS, Ford FJ, Pennington PD. .
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    5. Evaluating implementation of a consult to reduce new combination opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Health Care System. Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 2021 Apr 1. Rife RT, Zhao ZM, Im IJ, Pennington PD. .
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    6. Working memory and alcohol demand relationships differ according to PTSD symptom severity among veterans with AUD. Exp Clin Psychopharmacol. 2021 Apr; 29(2):166-177. Abram SV, Batki SL, Pennington DL. PMID: 34043400.
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    7. An initiative to increase opioid overdose education and naloxone distribution for homeless veterans residing in contracted housing facilities. J Am Assoc Nurse Pract. 2021 Mar 12; 34(1):188-195. Rife T, Tat C, Jones J, Pennington DL. PMID: 33731554.
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    8. A randomized pilot trial of topiramate for alcohol use disorder in veterans with traumatic brain injury: Effects on alcohol use, cognition, and post-concussive symptoms. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 09 01; 214:108149. Pennington DL, Bielenberg J, Lasher B, Herbst E, Abrams G, Novakovic-Agopian T, Batki SL. PMID: 32712569; PMCID: PMC8370467.
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    9. A Qualitative Examination of Stay Quit Coach, A Mobile Application for Veteran Smokers With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Nicotine Tob Res. 2020 04 17; 22(4):560-569. Herbst E, McCaslin SE, Hassanbeigi Daryani S, Laird KT, Hopkins LB, Pennington D, Kuhn E. PMID: 30874289.
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    10. A Roadmap for Integrating Neuroscience Into Addiction Treatment: A Consensus of the Neuroscience Interest Group of the International Society of Addiction Medicine. Front Psychiatry. 2019; 10:877. Verdejo-Garcia A, Lorenzetti V, Manning V, Piercy H, Bruno R, Hester R, Pennington D, Tolomeo S, Arunogiri S, Bates ME, Bowden-Jones H, Campanella S, Daughters SB, Kouimtsidis C, Lubman DI, Meyerhoff DJ, Ralph A, Rezapour T, Tavakoli H, Zare-Bidoky M, Zilverstand A, Steele D, Moeller SJ, Paulus M, Baldacchino A, Ekhtiari H. PMID: 31920740; PMCID: PMC6935942.
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    11. Care of the Transgender Patient. Ann Intern Med. 2019 11 19; 171(10):775. Herbst ED, Harris E, Pennington DL, Batki SL. PMID: 31739319.
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    12. T262. Working Memory Moderates Relations Between Alcohol Demand Characteristics, PTSD Arousal Symptoms and Alcohol Use. Biological Psychiatry. 2018 May 1; 83(9):s231. Abram AS, Pennington PD, Bielenberg BJ, Muquit ML, Cano CM, Fong FF, Bautista BN, Lasher LB, Batki BS. .
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    13. An electronic intervention to improve safety for pain patients co-prescribed chronic opioids and benzodiazepines. Subst Abus. 2018; 39(4):441-448. Zaman T, Rife TL, Batki SL, Pennington DL. PMID: 29595408.
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    14. Brain GABA and Glutamate Concentrations Following Chronic Gabapentin Administration: A Convenience Sample Studied During Early Abstinence From Alcohol. Front Psychiatry. 2018; 9:78. Meyerhoff DJ, Murray DE, Durazzo TC, Pennington DL. PMID: 29599727; PMCID: PMC5862797.
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    15. Mobile Technology for Treatment Augmentation in Veteran Smokers With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Jan; 54(1):124-128. Herbst E, Pennington D, Kuhn E, McCaslin SE, Delucchi K, Batki SL, Dickter B, Carmody T. PMID: 29074319.
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    16. Neurocognition and inhibitory control in polysubstance use disorders: Comparison with alcohol use disorders and changes with abstinence. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 2017 Feb; 39(1):22-34. Schmidt TP, Pennington DL, Cardoos SL, Durazzo TC, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 27690739; PMCID: PMC5225274.
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    17. B-22Insomnia and Heavy Alcohol Use Synergistically Impact Cognitive Function in Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 2016 Sep 1; 31(6):621.1-621. Tomlinson TE, Pennington PD, Wong WT, Dack DJ, Bielenberg BJ, Hoyman HL, Lasher LB, Kinzler KA, Batki BS. .
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    18. Relations Between Cognitive Functioning and Alcohol Use, Craving, and Post-Traumatic Stress: An Examination Among Trauma-Exposed Military Veterans With Alcohol Use Disorder. Mil Med. 2016 07; 181(7):663-71. Heinz AJ, Pennington DL, Cohen N, Schmeling B, Lasher BA, Schrodek E, Batki SL. PMID: 27391620; PMCID: PMC4940120.
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    19. Smoking and non-alcohol substance use in veterans with PTSD and alcohol use disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2015 Nov 1; 156:e17. Batki BS, Pennington PD, Lasher LB, Herbst HE, Schrodek SE, Yohannes YS, McDonald MJ, Schmeling SB, Wong WT. .
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    20. Alcohol use disorder with and without stimulant use: brain morphometry and its associations with cigarette smoking, cognition, and inhibitory control. PLoS One. 2015; 10(3):e0122505. Pennington DL, Durazzo TC, Schmidt TP, Abé C, Mon A, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 25803861; PMCID: PMC4372577.
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    21. Effects of cigarette smoking history on neurocognitive recovery over 8 months of abstinence in alcohol-dependent individuals. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Nov; 38(11):2816-25. Durazzo TC, Pennington DL, Schmidt TP, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 25336410; PMCID: PMC4245379.
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    22. A Controlled Trial of Topiramate Treatment for Alcohol Dependence in Veterans with PTSD. . 2014 Oct 1. Batki BS, Pennington PD, Neylan NT, Waldrop WA. .
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    23. Structural brain differences in alcohol-dependent individuals with and without comorbid substance dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014 Nov 01; 144:170-7. Mon A, Durazzo TC, Abe C, Gazdzinski S, Pennington D, Schmidt T, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 25263262; PMCID: PMC4280666.
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    24. A preliminary examination of cortical neurotransmitter levels associated with heavy drinking in posttraumatic stress disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Dec 30; 224(3):281-7. Pennington DL, Abé C, Batki SL, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 25444536; PMCID: PMC4254450.
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    25. Genetic and behavioral determinants of hippocampal volume recovery during abstinence from alcohol. Alcohol. 2014 Nov; 48(7):631-8. Hoefer ME, Pennington DL, Durazzo TC, Mon A, Abé C, Truran D, Hutchison KE, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 25262572; PMCID: PMC4266697.
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    26. Topiramate treatment of alcohol use disorder in veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Aug; 38(8):2169-77. Batki SL, Pennington DL, Lasher B, Neylan TC, Metzler T, Waldrop A, Delucchi K, Herbst E. PMID: 25092377; PMCID: PMC4146719.
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    27. Postural stability in cigarette smokers and during abstinence from alcohol. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2014 Jun; 38(6):1753-60. Schmidt TP, Pennington DL, Durazzo TC, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 24721012; PMCID: PMC4063446.
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    28. Toward personalized medicine in the pharmacotherapy of alcohol use disorder: targeting patient genes and patient goals. Am J Psychiatry. 2014 Apr; 171(4):391-4. Batki SL, Pennington DL. PMID: 24687193.
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    29. A Controlled Trial of Topiramate Treatment for Alcohol Dependence in Veterans with PTSD. . 2013 Oct 1. Batki BS, Pennington PD, Neylan NT, Waldrop WA. .
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    30. Metabolic abnormalities in lobar and subcortical brain regions of abstinent polysubstance users: magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging. Alcohol Alcohol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 48(5):543-51. Abé C, Mon A, Hoefer ME, Durazzo TC, Pennington DL, Schmidt TP, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 23797281; PMCID: PMC3746806.
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    31. Neurocognition in 1-month-abstinent treatment-seeking alcohol-dependent individuals: interactive effects of age and chronic cigarette smoking. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Oct; 37(10):1794-803. Durazzo TC, Pennington DL, Schmidt TP, Mon A, Abé C, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 23682867; PMCID: PMC3749254.
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    32. The effects of chronic cigarette smoking on cognitive recovery during early abstinence from alcohol. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2013 Jul; 37(7):1220-7. Pennington DL, Durazzo TC, Schmidt TP, Mon A, Abé C, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 23432133; PMCID: PMC3664254.
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    33. Polysubstance and alcohol dependence: unique abnormalities of magnetic resonance-derived brain metabolite levels. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Jun 01; 130(1-3):30-7. Abé C, Mon A, Durazzo TC, Pennington DL, Schmidt TP, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 23122599; PMCID: PMC3624044.
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    34. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor genotype is associated with brain gray and white matter tissue volumes recovery in abstinent alcohol-dependent individuals. Genes Brain Behav. 2013 Feb; 12(1):98-107. Mon A, Durazzo TC, Gazdzinski S, Hutchison KE, Pennington D, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 22989210; PMCID: PMC4140861.
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    35. Interactive effects of chronic cigarette smoking and age on brain volumes in controls and alcohol-dependent individuals in early abstinence. Addict Biol. 2014 Jan; 19(1):132-43. Durazzo TC, Mon A, Pennington D, Abé C, Gazdzinski S, Meyerhoff DJ. PMID: 22943795; PMCID: PMC3528793.
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