Nobel Laureate Abel Laureate Advisory Board Member USERN President USERN Policy Making Council USERN Manager USERN Deputy Junior Ambassador

Major: Psychiatry/Psychology

Field: Clinical

He is Full Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Department of Neuroscience and Behavioral Sciences at the FMRP of the University of São Paulo, coordinator of the services of: (i) Anxiety; (ii) Psychogeriatrics and; (iii) HC Mental Health Consultant at FMRP-USP.

He is a research productivity researcher at CNPq (1A). Graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Paraná (1994), medical residency at the Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, USP-RP (1995-1998). He completed a doctorate in Medicine (Mental Health) from the FMRP of the University of São Paulo (2001).

Postdoctoral at the London Institute of Psychiatry (London University, Kings College) in the area of ​​neuroimaging (2002-2003).

He was Honorary Professor at the Institute of Psychiatry of London, University of London until 2010. He has experience in the field of Psychiatry, with an emphasis on neuroimaging and psychopharmacology, working mainly on the following themes: cannabinoids, social anxiety, psychiatry assessment instruments and psychiatric consultation.


Neuroimaging in psychiatry and neuroscience

Rating scales in psychiatry

Mechanisms of action of cannabinoids



Opposite effects of Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on human brain function and psychopathology
S Bhattacharyya, PD Morrison, P Fusar-Poli, R Martin-Santos, ...
Neuropsychopharmacology 35 (3), 764-774 2010

Cannabidiol reduces the anxiety induced by simulated public speaking in treatment-naive social phobia patients
MM Bergamaschi, RHC Queiroz, MHN Chagas, DCG De Oliveira, ...
Neuropsychopharmacology 36 (6), 1219-1226 2011

Cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent, as an antipsychotic drug
AW Zuardi, J Crippa, JEC Hallak, FA Moreira, FS Guimaraes
Brazilian journal of medical and biological research 39 (4), 421-429 2006

Distinct effects of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol on neural activation during emotional processing
P Fusar-Poli, JA Crippa, S Bhattacharyya, SJ Borgwardt, P Allen, ...
Archives of general psychiatry 66 (1), 95-105 2009

Cannabis and anxiety: a critical review of the evidence
JA Crippa, AW Zuardi, R Martín‐Santos, S Bhattacharyya, Z Atakan, ...
Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental 24 (7), 515-523 2009

Safety and side effects of cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent
M Machado Bergamaschi, R Helena Costa Queiroz, A Waldo Zuardi, ...
Current drug safety 6 (4), 237-249 2011

Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT): An updated systematic review of psychometric properties
C Meneses-Gaya, AW Zuardi, SR Loureiro, JAS Crippa
Psychology & Neuroscience 2 (1), 83-97 2009



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