Lisa H Domenico PhD, RN
About Lisa H Domenico
Dr. Domenico has been with the CON since 2015 and has taught a variety of didactic and clinical courses, both online and in classroom settings. Her areas of experience include teaching doctoral level statistics, theory, research, informatics, and community health promotion, as well as BSN level clinical health assessment
Dr. Domenico’s research is focused on identifying neurocognitive factors that influence self-perception and behavior change among individuals with substance use disorders. She utilizes a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging, neurocognitive and neurobehavioral measures, and diagnostic interviewing in her research. Her research and training has been funded by NIH/NIDA, Sigma Theta Tau, and the UF CTSI, as well as through additional grants, fellowships and scholarships.
Dr. Domenico currently serves as the president of the International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) Florida Chapter, and is the UF CON representative for the University of Florida Center for Addiction Research and Education (CARE). She is also an active member of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA), College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD-MIT), Sigma Theta Tau, and the American Red Cross.
Identifying neurocognitive factors that influence self-perception and behavior change among individuals with substance use disorders. Utilizes a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging, neurocognitive and neurobehavioral measures, and diagnostic interviewing in her research.
Dr. Domenico’s dissertation research focused on mapping the organizational properties of the self-concept, and identifying relationships between organizational properties and drinking (alcohol use) behavior among individuals with alcohol use disorder. During her postdoctoral fellowship, she received additional, specialized training in administering and interpreting neurocognitive and neurobehavioral measures, and neuroimaging. Combining these two lines of research, working with the UF Neurocognitive Laboratory, she developed a unique fMRI task designed to prime and isolate self-referential neurological networks. This task is currently being used to identify relationships between functional connectivity within the brain, and relapse among individuals with use disorders.