Director of Neuropsychology, BVMC
Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Bolla's research focuses on exploring brain-behavior relationships in the areas of :1) substance abuse (alcohol, cocaine, MDMA, heroin, methadone, marijuana); 2) neurotoxicant exposures; and 3) normal and abnormal aging, using neurocognitive measures. She is also interested in sleep medicine and sleep disorders associated with substance abuse and drug withdrawal. Within the area of substance abuse her current interests concentration on the neurobiological effects of heavy marijuana use. Dr. Bolla's has also been involved in international studies including: 1) neurocognitive effects of lead exposure in Korean workers; and 2) cognitive effects of alcohol and heroin in Russian substance abusers. Dr. Bolla has hosted students and visiting scientists from Brazil and Spain.
neuropsychology drug abuse behavioral neurotoxicology aging