Joseph Deak

Joseph Deak
Graduate Student
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Research Interests: 


  • National Research Service Award Predoctoral Fellowship  (2017 – 2019)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (1 F31 AA025516)

Genome-wide Investigation of Alcohol Response: A Meta-Analytic Review and Polygenic Associations with AUD

Role: PI (Sponsor: Ian Gizer, Ph.D.; Co-sponsor: Kenneth Sher, Ph.D.)

  • T32 Institutional National Research Service Award  (2014 – 2016)

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (4 T32 AA013526)

Psychology of Alcohol Use and Dependence Training

Role: Predoctoral Fellow (Principal Investigator: Kenneth Sher, Ph.D)

Selected Publications: 

Deak J.D., Gizer I.R., Otto J.M., Bizon C., Wilhemsen K.C. (In Press). Effects of common and rare chromosome 4 GABAergic gene variation on alcohol use and antisocial behavior. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

Miller A.P., Gizer I.R., Fleming W.A., Otto J.M., Deak J.D., Martins J.S., Bartholow B.D. (2019). Polygenic liability for schizophrenia predicts shifting-specific executive function deficits and tobacco use in a moderate drinking community sample. Psychiatry Research.

Deak J.D., Miller A.P., Gizer I.R. (2019). Genetics of alcohol use disorder: a review. Current Opinion in Psychology.

Edwards A.C., Deak J.D., Gizer I.R., Lai D, Chatzinakos C, Wilhelmsen K.C., Lindsay J, Heron J, Hickman M, Webb B.T., Bacanu S.A., Foroud T.M., Kendler K.S., Dick D.M., Schuckit M.A. (2018). Meta-Analysis of genetic influences on initial alcohol sensitivity. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Otto J.M., Gizer I.R., Deak J.D., Fleming K.A., Bartholow B.D. (2017). A cis-eQTL in OPRM1 is associated with subjective response to alcohol and alcohol use. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

Grucza R.A., Plunk A.D., Krauss M.J., Cavazos-Rehg P.A., Deak J.D., Gebhardt K., Chaloupka F.J., Bierut L.J. (2014). Probing the smoking-suicide association: do smoking policy interventions affect suicide risk? Nicotine & Tobacco Research.