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Douglas College > Programs & Courses > Faculties > Humanities and Social Sciences > Psychology > Faculty > Nina Di Pietro
Department: Psychology/Social Science
Faculty: Humanities and Social Sciences
Office: DL A3057
Office Phone: (604) 777-6274
Education and Credentials
Academic and Professional Profile
Nina Di Pietro, Ph.D., is a full-time faculty member at Douglas College in the Department of Psychology. In addition to teaching, she conducts research on the unique ethical and social challenges faced by stakeholders who are affected by neurological conditions. Her work has led to high impact publications, press coverage in the media, and a book with Elsevier Inc. where reviewers have described her as “a rising force in the field of neuroethics and developmental neuroscience”. Her current research interests focus on drugs and behavior including the social/ethical challenges related to off-label prescribing practices for children and youth, harm reduction initiatives, and stigma related to drug use.
Dr Di Pietro combines her passion for addiction research and ethics by examining the social and ethical implications of drug use. She supervises research projects related to these topics for students enrolled in the Psychology Honours Program.
Open to Supervising Honours Students for 2018-19: YES
Professional Affiliations and Community Service
Hobbies and Interests
Running and hiking while pondering on the miracle of consciousness
Selected Refereed Publications: