Ethan S. Hurwitz, M.S.

ehurwitz@ucsd.edu

Education

M.S., Experimental Psychology, December 2019

University of California, San Diego

B.S., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, May 2013

Towson University
Overall GPA: 3.92 | Major GPA: 4.00

Honors/Awards

Norman Anderson Summer Research Fellowship - 09/2019

Norman Anderson Graduate Travel and Research Award - 07/2019

Cognitive Science Society Student Travel Award - 06/2019

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Davis, A.K., Clifton, J.M., Weaver, E.G., Hurwitz, E.S., Johnson, M.W., & Griffiths, R.R. (2020).
Survey of entity encounter experiences occasioned by inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine: Phenomenology, interpretation, and enduring effects. J Psychopharmacol. doi:10.1177/0269881120916143

Hurwitz, E. S., Brady, T., Schachner, A. (2019).
Detecting social transmission in the design of artifacts via inverse planning. In A.K. Goel, C.M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 457-463).

Griffiths, R. R., Hurwitz, E. S., Davis, A. K., Johnson, M. W., & Jesse, R. (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

Barrett, F. S., Carbonaro, T. M., Hurwitz, E. S., Johnson, M. W., & Griffiths, R. R. (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

Carbonaro, T. M., Johnson, M. W., Hurwitz, E. S., & Griffiths, R. R. (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

Professional Presentations

Papers Presented

Hurwitz, E. S., Brady, T., Schachner, A. (July 2019).
Detecting social transmission in the design of artifacts via inverse planning. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Montreal, QB.

Posters Presented

Davis, A. K., Clifton, J. M., Hurwitz, E. S., & Griffiths, R. R. (December 2018).
Examining the acute subjective and persisting effects occasioned by N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT): A latent class analysis. Poster presented at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Symposium, Baltimore, MD.

Hurwitz, E. S., Jesse, R., Johnson, M. W., & Griffiths, R. R. (April 2017).
A comparison of psilocybin-occasioned vs. naturally-occurring experiences of personal encounters with the divine. Poster presented at Psychedelic Science 2017, Oakland, CA.

Invited Presentations and guest lectures

Hurwitz, E.S. (March 2017).
Psilocybin research at Johns Hopkins. Presentation given to The Mycological Association Of Washington, DC.

Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistanships

University of California, San Diego

Psyc 60 - Introduction to Statistics
Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Summer 2019, Fall 2019

Psyc 111a - Honors Research Methods I
Winter 2020, Winter 2021

Psyc 111b - Honors Research Methods II
Spring 2020, Spring 2021

Clinical Experience

Johns Hopkins Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
January 2014 - September 2017



PI - Dr. Roland Griffiths
Clinical Trials Conducted Under Investigational New Drug (IND) application:

Duties included: