Ethan Hurwitz

University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychology


ehurwitz@ucsd.edu www.EthanHurwitz.com EthanHurwitz

Education

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Sep 2017 —
Present
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of California, San Diego
Supervisors: Dr. Adena Schachner & Dr. Caren Walker
Dec 2019 M.S., Experimental Psychology, University of California, San Diego
May 2013 B.S., Psychology, Towson University
Summa Cum Laude | GPA: 3.92

Grants and Funding

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2021 UCSD Chancellor’s Interdisciplinary Collaboratories ($30,000), Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms Underlying Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy for Phantom Limb Pain.
Supervisor: Caren Walker

Awards and Honors

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2022 Barbara and Paul Saltman Excellent Teaching Award for Graduate Students
2019 Norman Anderson Summer Research Fellowship
Norman Anderson Graduate Travel and Research Award
Cognitive Science Society Student Travel Award, The 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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2020 A. K. Davis, J. M. Clifton, E. G. Weaver, E. S. Hurwitz, M. W. Johnson, R. R. Griffiths (2020). Survey of entity encounter experiences occasioned by inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine: Phenomenology, interpretation, and enduring effects. Journal of Psychopharmacology, 34 (9), 1008-1020. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269881120916143.
2019 R. R .Griffiths, E. S. Hurwitz, A. K. Davis, M. W. Johnson, R. Jesse (2019). Survey of subjective “God encounter experiences”: Comparisons among naturally occurring experiences and those occasioned by the classic psychedelics psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca, or DMT. PloS one 14 (4), e0214377, . https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214377.
2018 F. S. Barrett, T. M. Carbonaro, E. S. Hurwitz, M. W. Johnson, R. R. Griffiths (2018). Double-blind comparison of the two hallucinogens psilocybin and dextromethorphan: effects on cognition. Psychopharmacology, 235 (10), 2915-2927. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-018-4981-x.
T. M. Carbonaro, M. W. Johnson, E. S. Hurwitz, R. R. Griffiths (2018). Double-blind comparison of the two hallucinogens psilocybin and dextromethorphan: similarities and differences in subjective experiences. Psychopharmacology, 235 (2), 521-534. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-017-4769-4.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications

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2019 E. S. Hurwitz, T. Brady, A. Schachner (2019). Detecting social transmission in the design of artifacts via inverse planning. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 457-463. Montreal, CA: Cognitive Science Society.

Conference Presentations

Oral Presentations

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2019 E. S. Hurwitz, T. Brady, A. Schachner (2019). Detecting Social Transmission in the Design of Artifacts Via Inverse Planning. Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, QC.

Poster Presentations

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2020 E. S. Hurwitz, A. Schachner (2020). People use inverse planning to rationally seek social information from objects. Cognitive Science Society, Virtual Meeting.
2018 A. K. Davis, J. M. Clifton, E. S. Hurwitz, R. R. Griffiths (2018). Examining the acute subjective and persisting effects occasioned by N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT): A latent class analysis. Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD.
2017 E. S. Hurwitz, R. Jesse, M. W. Johnson, R. R. Griffiths (2017). A comparison of psilocybin-occasioned vs. naturally-occurring experiences of personal encounters with the divine. Psychedelic Science, Oakland, CA.

Invited Talks

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2017 The Mycological Association Of Washington, DC.An overview of psilocybin research at Johns Hopkins University (Mar 2017)

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record

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Psyc 193L - Introduction to R for Social Sciences
Summer 2022 x2, Fall 2022

Teaching Assistanceships

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Psyc 60 - Introduction to Statistics
Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Summer 2019, Fall 2019
Psyc 111a - Honors Research Methods
Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022
Psyc 111b - Honors Research Methods II
Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022

Senior TA

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Sep 2019 —
Present
University of California, San Diego
Department of Psychology

Summary of Responsibilities:
– Be a source of information to the graduate community and to aid in any TA issues
– Coordinate departmental TA training each academic quarter and as needed
– Coordinate Mentor TAs and provide training on assisting their mentees on their lecture and providing feedback on the lecture
– Organize practice talks for first year graduate students
– Handle TA conflicts

Service, Outreach, and Professional Activities

Reviewer:

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Cognitive Science Society; Journal of Psychoactive Drugs

Clinical Experience

Research Program Coordinator

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Jan 2014 —
Sep 2017
Johns Hopkins University Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Supervisor: Dr. Roland Griffiths
Effects of Hallucinogens and Other Drugs on Mood and Performance (NCT02033707)
Effects of Psilocybin-facilitated Experience on the Psychology and Effectiveness of Professional Leaders in Religion (NCT02243813)

– Serve as Session Monitor, providing clinical support and administering cognitive tasks to participants during active psilocybin and placebo drug sessions
– Design novel study instruments
– Manage all data collection
– Coordinate all study related responsibilities including communication between participants, study team members, and different study sites
– Manage recruitment and advertising utilizing Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising, Website listings, Listervs, Magazine ads, and Radio ads