About the Project Leaders

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Trey Andrews

Dr. Arthur (Trey) Andrews III Mediators of Violence Exposure and Substance Use (MoVES)

Dr. Andrews received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas. From 2014 to 2016, he was an NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellow at the National Crime Victims Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. His research focuses on understanding mental health disparities and he is particularly interested in understanding what contributes to lower utilization of healthcare services and worse treatment outcomes.

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Hau Chan

Dr. Hau ChanModeling the Co-Evolution of Substance Use Behavior and Peer Networks of Risk/Support (CoSUN)

Hau Chan is currently an assistant professor in the School of Computing at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His current research aims to address the modeling and computational aspects of societal problems (e.g., game-theoretic models for social science domains, resource distributions/allocations, and AI for substance use) from AI, data mining, and machine learning perspectives. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University in 2015 and completed three years of Postdoctoral Fellowships at Trinity University and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard University from 2015 to 2018.

Dr. Chan is a recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, an NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Fellowship, a 2015 SDM Best Paper Award, a 2016 AAMAS Best Student Research Paper Award, a 2018 IJCAI Distinguished PC Member Recognition, and a 2022 WSDM Outstanding PC Member Recognition. He is an early career project leader at the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center (NIH NIGMS’s COBRE).

He has served as a Co-chair for the 2021-2022 AAMAS Doctoral Consortium, a Co-chair for the 2021-2022 AAMAS Scholarships, and a Co-chair for the 2022 AAMAS Diversity and Inclusion Activities. He has regularly given tutorials and talks on computational game theory and mechanism design at venues such as AAMAS and IJCAI since 2018, including an Early Career Spotlight at IJCAI-ECAI 2022.

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Ken Wakabayashi

Dr. Ken Wakabayashi Psychostimulant Addiction and Nutrient-Sensing Neurons (PANN): Genetic Targeting to Parse Neuro Pathways

Dr. Wakabayashi received his Ph.D in neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was a post-doc at the National Institutes on Drug Abuse from 2010-2015 and at the University at Buffalo Clinical Research Institute on Addiction from 2015-2019. His work is focused on understanding the fundamental processes in the brain underpinning reward-seeking behavior, and how these systems can become hijacked by drugs of abuse in addiction and alcoholism.

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Matthew Gormley

Dr. Matthew GormleyCollege Aged Substance Use in Educational Settings: Outcomes for Students with ADHD (CASE4ADHD)

Dr. Gormley is an Assistant Professor in the School Psychology program at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He received his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His research focuses on improving academic outcomes for students at-risk for, or diagnosed with, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with a focus in two areas: (a) supporting students with ADHD across grade-level (e.g., 3rd to 4th grade) transitions, and (b) supporting students with ADHD as they transition to and complete their college education.

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Nicholas Hubbard

Dr. Nicholas Hubbard Connectomes-Related to Active Methamphetamine-Dependence Project (CAMP)

Dr. Hubbard’s research is at the intersection of cognitive neuroscience, clinical psychology, and biomedical engineering. His work applies novel neuroimaging, behavioral, and statistical methods to better understand the continuum of mental abilities and how these manifest in typical, psychiatric, and substance abuse populations. Dr. Hubbard’s research also strives to answer basic questions furthering our understanding of the human memory and the role of the reward system in cognition.

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