Dr. Hart’s major research focus is to understand complex interactions between drugs of abuse and the neurobiology and environmental factors that mediate human behavior and physiology. He states three major potential application of his work: 1) develop new theories about the neurochemical basis of several human behaviors; 2) inform public policy about the benefits and risks of drug use; and 3) guide the development of medications for drug abuse.
Hart, C L, van Gorp, W., Haney, M., Foltin, R. W., & Fischman, M. W. (2001). Effects of acute smoked marijuana on complex cognitive performance. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 25(5), 757–65. doi:10.1016/S0893-133X(01)00273-1
Hart, Carl L, Haney, M., Vosburg, S. K., Rubin, E., & Foltin, R. W. (2008). Smoked cocaine self-administration is decreased by modafinil. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 33(4), 761–8. doi:10.1038/sj.npp.1301472
Kirkpatrick, M. G., Metcalfe, J., Greene, M. J., & Hart, C. L. (2008). Effects of intranasal methamphetamine on metacognition of agency. Psychopharmacology, 197(1), 137–44. doi:10.1007/s00213-007-1018-2