Steven Nieto, PhD

Steven Joseph Nieto, PhD is a project scientist in the Department of Psychology at UCLA. He received his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Houston in 2019. His work focuses on leveraging deep behavioral phenotyping and human laboratory paradigms to advance precision medicine for addiction, particularly alcohol use disorder. His research interests include: (1) identifying neurofunctional domains relevant for etiology and treatment of addiction, (2) applying behavioral economics to screen novel medications for alcohol use disorder, and (3) examining the relationship between chronic pain and heavy alcohol use. 




“Evaluating the clinical utility of neurofunctional domains derived using deep phenotyping among older Hispanic individuals with alcohol-associated liver disease”