Marisa Benites, B.A.

Marisa Benites

Research Area Specialist Associate

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

Biographical Sketch

Marisa is currently working 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). Additionally, Marisa works on an adult study of central nervous system characteristics of persons at risk for alcoholism (R01-AA019691).

Charleston Southern University

Prior to joining the NRLC, Marisa worked as an undergraduate research assistant focusing on The Effects of Jealousy and Parental Role Modeling on Revenge in Romantic Relationships with Dr. Christina Sinisi at Charleston Southern University.


Research Interests

  • Romantic relationships
  • Forensic Psychology


2014 B.A. Psychology Charleston Southern University, Charleston, SC


  • Reading
  • Time with family and pet dog
  • Shopping


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