Julie A. Marusich

Research Pharmacologist


  • PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Florida
  • MS, Department of Psychology, University of Florida
  • BS, Department of Psychology, Washington State University

Julie Marusich, PhD, is a research pharmacologist who supervises preclinical in vivo pharmacological research. Dr. Marusich focuses on the neural mechanisms underlying substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders, and on the development of candidate medications for treatment of these disorders. Her primary areas of expertise and research interest include behavioral pharmacology, stimulant pharmacology, animal models of psychiatric disorders, drug self-administration, and effects of psychoactive drugs on locomotor behavior and food-maintained operant behavior.

Dr. Marusich has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles, and has presented at a variety of scientific meetings including the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, the Society for Neuroscience, the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society, the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International.