Lora Cope, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
U-M Addiction Center


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 has interest in expanding this work to examine addiction risk in young adults from an incentive-sensitization perspective using both behavioral (Pavlovian conditioned approach) and neuroimaging (cue reactivity and delay discounting) measures.

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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