Nina Di Pietro

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Research Interests

  • Addictions
  • Drugs and behaviour
  • Harm reduction
  • Neuroethics
  • Developmental neuroscience
  • Stigma and drug use

Academic Introduction

Education and Credentials

Ph.D, Neuroscience, Boston University
M.A., Psychology, Boston University
B.A., Psychology, Concordia University

Academic and Professional Profile

Nina Di Pietro, Ph.D., is a full-time faculty member at Douglas College in the Department of Psychology. In addition to teaching, she conducts research on the unique ethical and social challenges faced by stakeholders who are affected by neurological conditions. Her work has led to high impact publications, press coverage in the media, and a book with Elsevier Inc. where reviewers have described her as “a rising force in the field of neuroethics and developmental neuroscience”.

Her research interests focus on drugs and behavior including the social/ethical challenges related to off-label prescribing practices for children and youth, harm reduction initiatives, and stigma related to drug use. Dr. Di Pietro combines her passion for addiction research and ethics by examining the social and ethical implications of drug use. She supervises research projects related to these topics for students enrolled in the Psychology Honours Program.

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