Cecille Marczinski, PhD

Fall, 2014 has been a busy season for Northern Kentucky University Associate Professor Cecille Marczinski, PhD.

  • October, 2014: Dr. Marczinski was elected as a Fellow to the American Psychological Association (APA)

  • November 6-7, 2014: Dr. Marczinski was a Keynote Speaker at the First International Energy Drinks Conference held in Geelong, Australia. Her topic was "Energy drinks mixed with alcohol: What are the risks?." Several news organizations reported on the Conference and featured remarks by Dr. Marczinski:
    Vice Media

  • November 7, 2014: The Atlantic features Dr. Marczinski's research in their November, 2014 article: The Caffeine-Alcohol Effect

New R15 grant to continue research

Dr. Marczinski’s new R15 grant will allow her to continue her research that examines the combined effects of alcohol and energy drinks in social drinkers using laboratory-based methods. The aims of the research are:

    1. to determine whether the consumption of AmED leads to more drinking when compared with the consumption of alcohol alone, particularly in novice drinkers, and

    2. to examine the disconnect between cognitive impairment, motor impairment, and subjective state for AmED as compared to alcohol alone.

Consistent with AREA program objectives, this work will also expand undergraduate student research in human psychopharmacology and better enable students from Kentucky, a state traditionally underrepresented in biomedical sciences, to successfully advance in biomedical graduate programs.

Partially funded by KBRIN, Dr. Marczinski’s research was cited in recent Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigations into the safety of caffeinated alcoholic beverages, energy drinks, and other caffeinated foods and beverages.

Her findings have also drawn attention from the national media. She was interviewed by reporters for the CNN and ABC television networks, Time magazine and National Public Radio.

Learn more

  • Dr. Marczinski's research was highlighted in this Time Magazine article from January, 2015: Read Article

  • Read the description of this work on On Academia.edu

Other research

Dr. Marczinski is partially funded by a KBRIN Bridge Award.