Larry Hawk

PhD

Larry Hawk

Larry Hawk

PhD

Larry Hawk

PhD

Research Interests

The role of motivation and cognition in psychopathology and treatment; clinical psychophysiology; ADHD; smoking

Contact Information

230 Park Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-4110

Phone: (716) 645-0192

lhawk@buffalo.edu

Education

  • PhD, University of Alabama - Birmingham

Current Research

I study the role of basic motivational and cognitive processes in understanding and treating cigarette smoking and ADHD.  These two seemingly disparate areas have strong conceptual, neurobiological, and clinical ties. We conduct both lab studies and clinical trials that are integrally tied to one another. 

Selected Publications

  • Hawk, L.W., Jr., Fosco, W.D., Colder, C.R., Waxmonsky, J.G., Pelham, W.E., Jr., & Rosch, K.S. (2018). How do stimulant treatments for ADHD work? Evidence for mediation by improved cognition. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12917.
  • Martin, C., Bool, H., Carr, K.A., Epstein, L.H., Hawk, L.W., Jr., & Richards, J.B. (2018). Social reinforcers as alternative to sucrose reinforcement is increased by nicotine and methylphenidate in male Fischer-344 rats. Psychopharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-018-4896-6
  • Fosco, W. D., & Hawk, L. W., Jr. (2017). Relating lab to life: Decrements in attention over time predict math productivity among children with ADHD. Child Neuropsychology, 23, 148-158. DOI:10.1080/09297049.2015.1089982. PMID: 26397814.
  • Schlienz, N., & Hawk, L.W., Jr. (2017). Probing the behavioral and neurophysiological effects of acute smoking abstinence on drug and non-drug reinforcement during a cognitive task. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19, 729-737. doi:10.1093/ntr/ntw277.
  • Motschman, C.A., Gass, J.C., Wray, J.M., Germeroth, L.J., Schlienz, N.J., Hamilton, D.A., Moore, F.E., Rhodes, J.D., Hawk, L.W., & Tiffany, S.T. (2016). Selection Criteria Limit Generalizability of Smoking Pharmacotherapy Studies Differentially Across Clinical Trials and Laboratory Studies: A Systematic Review on Varenicline. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 169, 180-189. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.10.018.
  • Rhodes, J.D., & Hawk, L.W., Jr. (2016). Smoke and mirrors: The overnight abstinence paradigm as an index of disrupted cognitive function. Psychopharmacology, 233(8), 1395-1404.DOI:10.​1007/​s00213-016-4227-8. PMID: 26875757.
  • Rosch, K.S., Fosco, W.D., Pelham, W.E., Jr., Waxmonsky, J.G., Bubnik, M.G., & Hawk, L.W., Jr. (2016). Reinforcement and stimulant medication ameliorate deficient response inhibition in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 44, 309-321. DOI:10.1007/s10802-015-0031-x. PMID: 25985978. PMCID: PMC4654720.
  • Hawk, L.W., Jr., Ashare, R.L., Rhodes, J.D., Oliver, J., Cummings, K.M., & Mahoney, M.C. (2015). Does extended pre-quit bupropion aid in extinguishing smoking behavior? Nicotine & Tobacco Research,17, 1377-84. PMID: 25589680.
  • Lerman, C., Schnoll, R.A., Hawk, L.W., Jr., Cinciripini, P.M., George, T.P., Wileyto, E.P., Swan, G.E., Benowitz, N.L., Heitjan, D.F., & Tyndale, R.F. on behalf of the PGRN-PNAT Research Group (2015). A randomized placebo-controlled trial to test a genetically-informed biomarker for personalizing treatment for tobacco dependence. Lancet Respiratory Medicine, 3(2), 131-138. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2213-2600(14)70294-2. PMID: 25588294. PMCID: PMC4480925.
  • Ashare, R.L. & Hawk, L.W., Jr. (2012). Effects of smoking abstinence on impulsive behavior among smokers high and low ADHD-like symptoms. Psychopharmacology, 219, 537-547. Appears in the Special Issue on Impulsivity and Compulsivity. DOI:10.1007/s00213-011-2324-2. PMCID: PMC3184469.
  • Gass, J.C., Wray, J.M., Hawk, L.W., Mahoney, M.C., & Tiffany, S.T. (2012). The impact of varenicline on cue-specific craving assessed in the natural environment among treatment-seeking smokers. Psychopharmacol, 223, 107-116. DOI 10.1007/s00213-012-2698-9. PMCID: PMC3419339.
  • Hawk, L.W., Jr., Ashare, R.L., Lohnes, S.F., Schlienz, N.J., Rhodes, J.D., Tiffany, S.T., Gass, J.C., Cummings, K.M., & Mahoney, M.C. (2012). The effects of extended pre-quit varenicline treatment on smoking behavior and short-term abstinence: A randomized clinical trial. Clin Pharmacol & Ther, 91, 172-180PMCID: PMC3325094.