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Rusty Nall

Rusty Nall


Doctoral Student

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 450
Phone: (256) 473-2404


Under the advisement of Dr. Timothy Shahan, my current work at USU is primarily focused on animal and quantitative models of relapse. More specifically, I study the fundamental components of relapse, often using animal models of drug and alcohol self-administration. With a reverse-translational approach, I examine variables commonly thought to influence human relapse episodes, such as aversive outcomes associated with problem behavior and competing sources of reinforcement, at the basic level. In my free time, I enjoy riding motorcycles, hiking, backpacking, and spending time with my pets.