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Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

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John Roll, PhD

Professor and Vice Dean for Research

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John Roll earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montana, a Master of Arts degree from Saint Bonaventure University, and a PhD from Washington State University. He completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Pharmacology at the University of Vermont and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Substance Abuse Research at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He has served as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at Wayne State University, Director of Behavioral Pharmacology in UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, Director of the Washington Institute for Mental Health Research and Training,  Associate Dean for Research in the Washington State University (WSU) College of Nursing, Associate Vice Provost for Health Sciences at WSU, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research at the WSU Health Sciences Campus, and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Research. He is currently Professor and Vice Dean for Research in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and the Acting Chair of the Community and Behavioral Health department. He is the Founding Director of the WSU Program of Excellence in Addictions Research and is the Director of the WSU Translational Addiction Research Collaborative. Dr. Roll also founded the Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Center.

Dr. Roll has enjoyed faculty appointments in the WSU Departments of Medicine, Psychology, Neuroscience, Nursing, Prevention Science, Nutrition Exercise and Physiology and Health Policy Administration. He was appointed by Washington State Governor Gregoire as a Vice Chair of the Governor’s Council on Substance Abuse and as an Executive Commissioner on the Eastern State Hospital Advisory Board. Dr. Roll has served on review committees for various agencies including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Roll is a Fellow of the following organizations: American Psychological Association (3 Divisions), Association for Behavior Analysis International, Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the newly elected President of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He has published nearly 200 scholarly articles which have been cited more than 7,977 times as of April 2022. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution to Applied Behavioral Research Award from the American Psychological Association and was awarded the 2022 MED Associated Brady-Schuster Award, and the WSU 2022 Sahlin Eminent Faculty Award.  He has been a mentor to many graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty. Dr. Roll serves, or has served, on the following Boards: Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, Spokane Regional Health District Community Health Assessment Board, Better Health Together Leadership Council, a member of SAMHSA’s “Stimulant Technical Expert Panel” and the Bree Collaborative on Opioid Use Treatment Group. He also serves on local civic, educational, and business boards. He is a current member of SAMHSA’s Mental Health and Addiction Technology Transfer Center’s Boards.

Select Publications

Contingency management for treatment of substance use disorders: A meta‐analysis
M Prendergast, D Podus, J Finney, L Greenwell, J Roll
Addiction 101 (11), 1546-1560 pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17034434/

Effect of prize-based incentives on outcomes in stimulant abusers in outpatient psychosocial treatment programs: a national drug abuse treatment clinical trials network study
NM Petry, JM Peirce, ML Stitzer, J Blaine, JM Roll, A Cohen, J Obert, …
Archives of general psychiatry 62 (10), 1148-1156 pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16203960/

Variable and potentially fatal amounts of nicotine in e-cigarette nicotine solutions
JM Cameron, DN Howell, JR White, DM Andrenyak, ME Layton, JM Roll Tobacco control 23 (1), 77-78     217 2014 jstor.org/stable/43289446?seq=1

An experimental comparison of three different schedules of reinforcement of drug abstinence using cigarette smoking as an exemplar. JM Roll, ST Higgins, GJ Badger pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8995832/

Journal of applied behavior analysis 29 (4), 495-505171. Amram, O., Robison, J., Amiri, S., Pflugeisen, B., Roll, J., Monsivais, P.  (2021). Socioeconomic and Racial Inequities in Breast Cancer Screening During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Washington State.  Jama Netw Open. 2021 May 3;4(5). 175. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35366175/

Roll JM. Focus on optimal health, not ideal health. Patient Experience Journal. 2021; 8(3):22-23. pxjournal.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1639&context=journal

 John Roll
John Roll, PhD
Professor and Vice Dean for Research
johnroll@wsu.edu
509-358-7836

Sahlin Eminent Faculty Award