Larissa Maier, PhD

Title(s)Postdoctoral Scholar, Clinical Pharmacy
SchoolSchool of Pharmacy
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4302-0488 Additional info
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    UNODC, ViennaConsultancy12/2017Drug Use Epidemiology
    University of Zurich, ZurichPh.D.03/2017Addiction Research
    King's College London, LondonFellowship09/2014Addiction Research
    University of Zurich, ZurichM.Sc.07/2012Clinical Psychology
    University of Zurich, ZurichB.Sc. 07/2010Psychology
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    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)2020  - 2021NIDA INVEST Fellowship, San Francisco
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)2018  - 2019Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship, San Francisco
    College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)2018Travel Award for Early Career Investigators for the CPDD 80th Annual Scientific Meeting, San Diego
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) 2018Travel Award for the SPR 26th Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
    University of Zurich (UZH)2017Graduate Campus Grant for a 2-Day Workshop on Gender Equality & Early Career Development, Zurich
    Training With Stakeholders – Applying EU Drug and Addiction Research (TWIST)2017Early Career Bursary for the 2nd Addictions, Lisbon
    International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP) 2017  - `Travel Award for the 11th ISSDP conference, Aarhus
    German Society for Addiction Medicine (DGS) 20161st Place Short Talks, Berlin
    European Society of Prevention Research (EUSPR)2016Early Career Bursary for the 7th EUSPR Conference, Berlin
    Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW)2015Travel Award for the 9th Club Health Conference, Lisbon
    Swiss Society of Addiction Medicine (SSAM)20151st Place Poster Award, Berne
    University of Zurich (UZH)2014Travel Award for a Research Stay at King’s College London
    Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAGW)2013Travel Award for the 6th EUPHA Conference, Bruxelles

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    Dr. Larissa J. Maier works with Dr. Dorie Apollonio at the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy. Prior to this, she worked with Dr. Danielle Ramo and Dr. Derek Satre at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. She earned her BSc, MSc, and PhD from the University of Zurich. Before joining UCSF, Dr. Maier worked at the Swiss Research Institute for Public Health and Addiction (ISGF) in Zurich and at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna.

    Dr. Maier is a member of the Core Research Team of Global Drug Survey (GDS) aiming to make drug use safer, regardless of the legal status of the drug. At UCSF, she leads the Science Policy Group (SPG) and the Psychedelic and Entheogen Academic Council (PEAC). She is a member of the U.S. National Science Policy Network (NSPN) passionate about connecting people and ideas. In addition, she serves on several committees to facilitate international relations, diversity, communication, and early career networking at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), the European Society for Prevention Research (EUSPR), the International AIDS Society (IAS), the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP), the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy (ISSDP), the Society for Prevention Research (SPR), the Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50), and the United Nations Associations of the USA San Francisco Chapter (UNA-SF).

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    Impact of local strategies to prevent opioid-related overdose deaths
    National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Sep 8, 2020 - Sep 7, 2021
    Role Description: NIDA INVEST Fellowship
    Youth substance use - efficacy of social media interventions to reduce use and impact of state-level drug policies
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) P2ZHP1_174812Apr 1, 2018 - Sep 30, 2019
    Role Description: Early Postdoc Mobility Fellowship

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    1. A Facebook intervention to address cigarette smoking and heavy episodic drinking: A pilot randomized controlled trial. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 Mar; 122:108211. Meacham MC, Ramo DE, Prochaska JJ, Maier LJ, Delucchi KL, Kaur M, Satre DD. PMID: 33509414.
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    2. Patterns of methamphetamine production among an international sample of methamphetamine 'cooks'. Drug Alcohol Rev. 2020 Nov 10. Puljevic C, Zahnow R, Benfer I, Winstock AR, Maier LJ, Barratt MJ, Ferris J. PMID: 33170968.
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    3. Drinking to excess and the tipping point: An international study of alcohol intoxication in 61,000 people. Int J Drug Policy. 2020 Sep; 83:102867. Davies EL, Cooke R, Maier LJ, Winstock AR, Ferris JA. PMID: 32707478.
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    4. Factors associated with readiness to quit smoking among young adults enrolled in a Facebook-based tobacco and alcohol intervention study. Addict Behav. 2020 12; 111:106524. PMID: 32791434.
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    5. Perceptions of cannabis health information labels among people who use cannabis in the U.S. and Canada. Int J Drug Policy. 2020 Jun 01; 102789. Winstock AR, Lynskey MT, Maier LJ, Ferris JA, Davies EL. PMID: 32499118.
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    6. Comparing intentions to reduce substance use and willingness to seek help among transgender and cisgender participants from the Global Drug Survey. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2020 05; 112:86-91. Connolly D, Davies E, Lynskey M, Barratt MJ, Maier L, Ferris J, Winstock A, Gilchrist G. PMID: 32199550.
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    7. Intention to reduce drinking alcohol and preferred sources of support: An international cross-sectional study. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2019 04; 99:80-87. Davies EL, Maier LJ, Winstock AR, Ferris JA. PMID: 30797399.
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    8. Pharmacological cognitive enhancement among non-ADHD individuals-A cross-sectional study in 15 countries. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 08; 58:104-112. Maier LJ, Ferris JA, Winstock AR. PMID: 29902691.
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    9. Changing the conversation to make drug use safer. Lancet. 2018 05 19; 391(10134):1965. PMID: 29864007.
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    10. Are ecstasy induced serotonergic alterations overestimated for the majority of users? J Psychopharmacol. 2018 07; 32(7):741-748. PMID: 29733742.
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    11. The impact of drug policy liberalisation on willingness to seek help for problem drug use: A comparison of 20 countries. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 06; 56:162-175. Benfer I, Zahnow R, Barratt MJ, Maier L, Winstock A, Ferris J. PMID: 29731288.
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    12. Drug-related police encounters across the globe: How do they compare? Int J Drug Policy. 2018 06; 56:197-207. Hughes CE, Barratt MJ, Ferris JA, Maier LJ, Winstock AR. PMID: 29699837.
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    13. Do people with intersecting identities report more high-risk alcohol use and lifetime substance use? Int J Public Health. 2018 Jun; 63(5):621-630. Demant D, Oviedo-Trespalacios O, Carroll JA, Ferris JA, Maier L, Barratt MJ, Winstock AR. PMID: 29605878.
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    14. Injecting drug use: Gendered risk. Int J Drug Policy. 2018 06; 56:81-91. Zahnow R, Winstock AR, Maier LJ, Levy J, Ferris J. PMID: 29614392.
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    15. Moving on From Representativeness: Testing the Utility of the Global Drug Survey. Subst Abuse. 2017; 11:1178221817716391. Barratt MJ, Ferris JA, Zahnow R, Palamar JJ, Maier LJ, Winstock AR. PMID: 28924351.
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    16. Genie in a blotter: A comparative study of LSD and LSD analogues' effects and user profile. Hum Psychopharmacol. 2017 05; 32(3). PMID: 28517366.
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    17. Efficacy of an internet-based self-help intervention to reduce co-occurring alcohol misuse and depression symptoms in adults: study protocol of a three-arm randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2016 05 25; 6(5):e011457. PMID: 27225652.
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    18. Author's response on Arria (2016): Intention matters--using the terminology 'pharmacological neuroenhancement' as a behavioural definition based on the assumed functionality. Addiction. 2016 May; 111(5):938-9. PMID: 26956687.
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    19. Swiss University Students' Attitudes toward Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement. PLoS One. 2015; 10(12):e0144402. PMID: 26657300.
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    20. The Use of Prescription Drugs, Recreational Drugs, and "Soft Enhancers" for Cognitive Enhancement among Swiss Secondary School Students. PLoS One. 2015; 10(10):e0141289. PMID: 26505633.
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    21. The importance of stress, self-efficacy, and self-medication for pharmacological neuroenhancement among employees and students. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2015 Nov 01; 156:221-227. PMID: 26455555.
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    22. Erratum to: Evaluating the efficacy of a web-based self-help intervention with and without chat counseling in reducing the cocaine use of problematic cocaine users: the study protocol of a pragmatic three-arm randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Sep 16; 15:218. PMID: 26376748.
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    23. Prevalence of and motives for pharmacological neuroenhancement in Switzerland--results from a national Internet panel. Addiction. 2016 Feb; 111(2):280-95. PMID: 26189457.
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    24. Evaluating the efficacy of a web-based self-help intervention with and without chat counseling in reducing the cocaine use of problematic cocaine users: the study protocol of a pragmatic three-arm randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 10; 15:156. PMID: 26159624.
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    25. Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement in Healthy Individuals: A Compensation for Cognitive Deficits or a Question of Personality? PLoS One. 2015; 10(6):e0129805. PMID: 26107846.
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    26. To dope or not to dope: neuroenhancement with prescription drugs and drugs of abuse among Swiss university students. PLoS One. 2013; 8(11):e77967. PMID: 24236008.
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