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Maria Lucia Oliveira de Souza Formigoni

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Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Bachelor in Medical Biological Sciences from Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM), Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) in 1979, where completed her Master thesis (1982) and PhD (1984), respectively in Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology, as well as her associate professor title ( 2001). From 02/2013 to 04/2017 was the prorector of Post-Graduate Studies and Research of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, a position also held between September 2008 and March 2009. She coordinated the Post-Graduation Program in Psychobiology (highest level of classification by the Brazilian agency CAPES), between 1997 and 2007 and head of the Department of Psychobiology. She was vice president of ISBRA (International Society of Biomedical Research on Alcoholism - 2006-2010) and a member of the temporary committee of experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) which worked on the definition of Policies on Alcohol.She also worked as a consultant for SENAD (National Secretariat of Policies on Alcohol and other Drugs) and is assistant editor of the journal "Addiction", member of the Editorial Board of Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, referee of several national and international journals, member of the Research Society On Alcoholism. She is member of the Fiscal Council of the Associação Fundo de Incentivo à Pesquisa (AFIP ). She coordinates basic research on Neurobiology of Drug Abuse and clinical / epidemiological studies on alcoholism and drug addiction, especially on early detection and use of brief interventions. She supervised monographs from graduation and specialization students, Masters (26) and PhD (20) theses, besides post-doctoral supervision (3). She also participated in international multicenter projects developed by researchers supported by the Substance Abuse Department of WHO (World Health Organization), among which: a) the study of biological markers of alcoholism (being part of the WHO-ISBRA Biological Markers Group), b) the development, validation and testing of screening instruments of the use of alcohol and other drugs, as well as on the associated Brief Intervention (WHO-ASSIST) and c) the development of the Brazilian portal "Alcohol e-health" (in Brazil:, in partnership with researchers from the Brazilian Universities other countries (Mexico, India ,Belarus and the Netherlands). In partnership with SENAD, she conceived and still co-ordinate two training courses by Distance Learning Education: a) SUPERA (System for detection of abuse of and dependence on psychoactive substance, brief intervention, referral, social reintegration and Monitoring) offered from 2006 to 2017 to more than 135,000 health professionals, from every Brazilian State and b) Faith in Prevention, by which 25,000 religious and community leaders were trained on the Prevention of Drug Use. Researcher ID: B-5736-2011. Index h=27 (web) and 25 (Scopus). Several name abbreviations are used in citations of her individual productions (Formigoni, OR MLOS Formigoni MLO OR Formigoni MLOD SOUZAFORMIGONI OR, OR SOUZA M-Formigoni, ML Souza-Formigoni OR, OR MLO SOUZA, OR DeSouza MLO, MLO OR DeSouza -Formigoni MLO OR OLIVEIRA SOUZA-Formigoni, ML OR Formigoni ML) or as part of group author (Brazilian ASI Group [Corporate Author] or [WHO / ISBRA Study on State and Trait Markers of Alcohol Use and Dependence Investigators]). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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ABRAHAO, KARINA POSSA; ARIWODOLA, OLUSEGUN J.; BUTLER, TRACY R.; RAU, ANDREW R.; SKELLY, MARY JANE; CARTER, EUGENIA; ALEXANDER, NANCY P.; MCCOOL, BRIAN A.; SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA O.; WEINER, JEFFREY L.. Locomotor Sensitization to Ethanol Impairs NMDA Receptor-Dependent Synaptic Plasticity in the Nucleus Accumbens and Increases Ethanol Self-Administration. JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, v. 33, n. 11, p. 4834-4842, . Web of Science Citations: 48. (08/01819-5)

ABRAHAO, KARINA POSSA; OLIVEIRA SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA. Behavioral sensitization to ethanol results in cross-sensitization to MK-801 but not to NMDA administered intra-accumbens. Behavioural Brain Research, v. 235, n. 2, p. 218-224, . Web of Science Citations: 10. (08/01819-5)


ABRAHAO, KARINA POSSA; HARTMANN QUADROS, ISABEL MARIAN; MONEZI ANDRADE, ANDRE LUIZ; OLIVEIRA SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA. Accumbal dopamine D2 receptor function is associated with individual variability in ethanol behavioral sensitization. Neuropharmacology, v. 62, n. 2, p. 882-889, . Web of Science Citations: 23.

DE MICHELI‚ D.; FORMIGONI‚ M.L.O.S.. Are reasons for the first use of drugs and family circumstances predictors of future use patterns?. ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, v. 27, n. 1, p. 87-100, .

BEDENDO, ANDRE; MCCAMBRIDGE, JIM; GAUME, JACQUES; SOUZA, ALTAY A. L.; FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA O. S.; NOTO, ANA R.. Components evaluation of a web-based personalized normative feedback intervention for alcohol use among college students: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial with a dismantling design. ADDICTION, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (18/12729-9, 13/20341-7, 15/19472-5, 17/13831-9)

ABRAHAO, KARINA POSSA; GOELDNER, FRANCINE OLIVEIRA; OLIVEIRA SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA. Individual Differences in Ethanol Locomotor Sensitization Are Associated with Dopamine D1 Receptor Intra-Cellular Signaling of DARPP-32 in the Nucleus Accumbens. PLoS One, v. 9, n. 6, . Web of Science Citations: 6. (08/01819-5)

PILDERVASSER, JOAO V. N.; ABRAHAO, KARINA P.; SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA L. O.. Distinct behavioral phenotypes in ethanol-induced place preference are associated with different extinction and reinstatement but not behavioral sensitization responses. FRONTIERS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE, v. 8, . Web of Science Citations: 4. (11/15258-8)

FERREIRA, SIONALDO EDUARDO; ABRAHAO, KARINA POSSA; OLIVEIRA SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA. Expression of behavioral sensitization to ethanol is increased by energy drink administration. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, v. 110, p. 245-248, . Web of Science Citations: 14.

SIONALDO EDUARDO FERREIRA; MARCO TÚLIO DE MELLO; MARIA LUCIA OLIVEIRA DE SOUZA FORMIGONI. O efeito das bebidas alcoólicas pode ser afetado pela combinação com bebidas energéticas? Um estudo com usuários. Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, v. 50, n. 1, p. 48-51, .

ABRAHAO, KARINA POSSA; QUADROS, ISABEL MARIAN HARTMANN; OLIVEIRA SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA. Nucleus accumbens dopamine D-1 receptors regulate the expression of ethanol-induced behavioural sensitization. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, v. 14, n. 2, p. 175-185, . Web of Science Citations: 35.

TUCCI‚ A.M.; KERR-CORRÍA‚ F.; SOUZA-FORMIGONI‚ M.L.O.. Childhood trauma in substance use disorder and depression: An analysis by gender among a Brazilian clinical sample. CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT, v. 34, n. 2, p. 95-104, .

DE MICHELI‚ D.; FORMIGONI‚ M.L.O.S.. Screening of drug use in a teenage Brazilian sample using the Drug Use Screening Inventory (DUSI). ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS, v. 25, n. 5, p. 683-691, .

FERREIRA‚ S.E.; HARTMANN QUADROS‚ I.M.; TRINDADE‚ Á.A.; TAKAHASHI‚ S.; KOYAMA‚ R.G.; SOUZA-FORMIGONI‚ M.L.O.. Can energy drinks reduce the depressor effect of ethanol? An experimental study in mice. Physiology & Behavior, v. 82, n. 5, p. 841-847, .

QUADROS‚ I.M.H.; NOBREGA‚ J.N.; HIPÓLIDE‚ D.C.; LUCCA‚ E.M.; SOUZA-FORMIGONI‚ M.L.O.. Differential propensity to ethanol sensitization is not associated with altered binding to D1 receptors or dopamine transporters in mouse brain. ADDICTION BIOLOGY, v. 7, n. 3, p. 291-299, .

KIM, ANDREZZA KYUNMI; OLIVEIRA SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA. Disulfiram impairs the development of behavioural sensitization to the stimulant effect of ethanol. Behavioural Brain Research, v. 207, n. 2, p. 441-446, . Web of Science Citations: 12.

LEAL CARNEIRO, ANA PAULA; OLIVEIRA SOUZA-FORMIGONI, MARIA LUCIA. Country-wide distance training for delivery of screening and brief intervention for problematic substance use: A pilot evaluation of participant experiences and patient outcomes. SUBSTANCE ABUSE, v. 39, n. 1, p. 102-109, . Web of Science Citations: 0. (09/12973-8)

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