Anran Xu, B.A.


Research Area Specialist Associate

Division of Neurobehavioral Research, Department of Psychiatry
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Research Project

Currently, Anran works as a Research Associate on two studies of youth at risk for development of substance use involvement: Consequences of Adolescent Substance Use on the Development of Impulse Control (R01-DA026868) and Relating Brain Maturation to Impulse Control and Substance Use Involvement (R01-DA033997).

Before joining the NRLC, Anran worked with Dr. Kevin McIntyre at Trinity University on studies of judgment and embodied cognition. Besides his work in psychology, Anran also has pursued interests in economics, having studied abroad at the London School of Economics and interned with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.


Period of Service

November 2012 - July 2013


After the NRLC

Anran returned to China to pursue his graduate education.




Children with family histories of alcohol use disorders show increased behavioral problems

Xu, A., Charles, N. E., Acheson, A., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M. (2013, February)

Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Texas Research Society on Alcoholism, Austin, TX.

Children with Family Histories of Alcohol Use Disorders Show Increased Behavioral Problems.

Xu, A., Charles, N. E., Acheson, A., Mathias, C. W., and Dougherty, D. M.  (2013, June).

Poster presented at the 1st annual UTHSCSA Psychiatry Resident Research and Quality Improvement Day, San Antonio, TX

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