Neha Skandan

Neha joined the MOR team as a student intern in August 2021. She is currently a junior at Johns Hopkins University pursuing a B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Public Health Studies. Neha primarily works on the Suvorexant clinical trials, which aim to improve sleep in patients seeking treatment for opioid use disorder. She has also worked at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) as a summer research intern on preclinical projects focused on hyperalgesia and stress due to HPA-axis dysregulation during alcohol & opioid withdrawal, and has presented at NIH and APA. Additionally, she had assisted with research on opioid misuse prevention in adolescents with the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale School of Medicine. She aspires to pursue an MD/PhD in the field of addiction medicine after graduating. In her free time, you can find her running or dancing on JHU Shakti, Hopkins’ competitive Indian classical dance team. Additionally, she serves as Editor-in-Chief of Epidemic Proportions, Hopkins’ Undergraduate Public Health Journal.


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