Lora Cope, Ph.D.

Michigan Neuroscience Institute Affiliate
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
U-M Addiction Center

4250 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor MI 48109-5740



Lora M. Cope, Ph.D., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Addiction Center within the Department of Psychiatry. She uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study addiction risk and consequences in youth, particularly regarding reward responsivity and inhibitory control.

Dr. Cope’s work also examines addiction risk and cue processing in young adults from an incentive-sensitization perspective using novel Pavlovian conditioned approach tasks both in and out of the fMRI scanner.

Areas of Interest

  • Functional neuroimaging in addiction
  • Incentive sensitization theory
  • Psychopathy and antisocial behavior


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D., Psychology, The University of New Mexico
  • M.S., Psychology, The University of New Mexico
  • B.S., Psychology, The Ohio State University

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