Harriet de WIT – Chicago

Harriet de Wit


Harriet de Wit, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago.  She conducts laboratory-based studies investigating behavioral and neurobiological effects psychoactive drugs in healthy human volunteers.  She has studied drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, stimulants, cannabis and, most recently, MDMA and LSD.  The goal of her research is to understand why people use drugs, and how drugs affect behavior.  Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health for the past 40 years. She has trained numerous graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and undergraduates, and published over 300 papers.  She serves on editorial boards of several scientific journals, and in 2019 received the Distinguished Achievement Award of the European Behavioural Pharmacology Society.