The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Initial Review Group (IRG) reviews grant and cooperative agreement applications and contract proposals for research projects and for research and training activities in areas of clinical, treatment, and health services research, and in the areas of biochemistry, physiology, and medicine. NIAAA review committee meetings are closed in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S. Code, as amended. The NIAAA IRG currently includes the following subcommittees:

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM INITIAL REVIEW GROUP BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-1)

The Biomedical Research Subcommittee reviews applications that focus on the etiology and consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism relating to basic biomedical research, excluding neuroscience research. Specific research areas include the effects of alcohol on membranes, intermediary metabolism, bioenergetics, gene expression, enzyme activity, endocrinology, genetics, interactions between alcohol and the immune system, and organ (except brain) function and pathology. Assignments to this Subcommittee also include applications that deal with studies of the relationship between alcohol and other addictive agents involving all organs, except neuroscience-related research.

ROSTER

CHAIRPERSON

LANG, CHARLES H, PHD (2017)
PROFESSOR AND VICECHAIRMAN
DEPARTMENTS OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
HERSHEY, PA 17033

BROWN, LOU ANN S, PHD (2019)
GODDARD NEONATOLOGY SCHOLAR AND PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
EMORY UNIVERSITY
ATLANTA, GA 30322

CALLACI, JOHN J, PHD (2019)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
AND REHABILATION
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
MAYWOOD, IL 60153

CHANG, SULIE L, PHD (2019)
DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR
INSTITUTE OF NEUROIMUNNE PHARMACOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROSCIENCE
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ 07079
  
FOSTER, MICHELLE T, PHD (2017) 
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION COLLEGE OF APPLIED HUMAN SCIENCES
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
FORT COLLINS, CO 80523   
      
HADDAD, GEORGES E, PHD (2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
HOWARD UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC 20059

KAPHALIA, BHUPENDRA S, PHD (2016)
PROFESSOR     
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS MEDICAL BRANCH
GALVESTON, TX 77555

LUO, JIA, PHD (2016)
PROFESSOR 
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON, KY 40536            

MCVICKER, BENITA L, PHD (2017)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
INTERNAL MEDICINE - GASTROENTEROLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
OMAHA, NE 68198

SCHNABL, BERND G, MD (2019)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DIVISION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
LA JOLLA, CA 92093

SEKI, EKIHIRO, MD, PHD (2016)   
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR     
DIVISION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA - SAN DIEGO
SAN DIEGO, CA 91211      

SHAH, YATRIK M, PHD (2018)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MOLECULAR AND  
INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY 
DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR &    
INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR, MI 48109

SUN, ZHAOLI, PHD, MD (2018)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
BALTIMORE, MD 21205            

WEINMAN, STEVEN A, MD, PHD (2016)
PROFESSOR
DIVISION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY LIFE SCIENCES INNOVATION CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER
KANSAS CITY, KS 66160          

YOU, MIN, PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
NORTHEAST OHIO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (NEOMED)
ROOTSTOWN, OH 44272

 

Updated: September 2rd, 2015

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM INITIAL REVIEW GROUP EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION AND BEHAVIOR RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-2) 

The Epidemiology, Prevention and Behavior Research Subcommittee reviews applications on alcohol-related epidemiologic studies, prevention and consequences of a wide range of behaviors.   In addition, this subcommittee reviews multidisciplinary perspectives and community factors in general or well-defined populations covering all age-ranges who are at risk for alcohol abuse.
 

ROSTER

CHAIRPERSON

 D'AMICO, ELIZABETH J, PHD (17)
SENIOR BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST
RAND CORPORATION
SANTA MONICA,  CA,  90407

AGRAWAL, ARPANA, PHD (17)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
ST. LOUIS,  MO,  63110

BORSARI, BRIAN ERNEST, PHD (2019)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
CENTER FOR ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION STUDIES
BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE, RI 02912

CAPALDI, DEBORAH M, PHD (18)
SENIOR SCIENTIST
OREGON SOCIAL LEARNING CENTER
EUGENE,  OR,  97405

FELL, JAMES C, MS (18)
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
PACIFIC INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
CALVERTON,  MD,  20705

HERD, DENISE A, PHD (16)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
BERKELEY,  CA,  94720

NEIGHBORS, CLAYTON, PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
HOUSTON, TX  77204

READ, JENNIFER P, PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERISTY AT BUFFALO
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
BUFFALO, NY  14260

WILLIAMSON, DOUGLAS E, PHD (16)
DIELMANN PROFESSOR OF GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL RISK
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
SAN ANTONIO,  TX,  78229

ZEMORE, SARAH E, PHD (17)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
SENIOR SCIENTIST AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
ALCOHOL RESEARCH CENTER
EMERYVILLE,  CA,  94608

 
Updated: September 2rd , 2015

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM INITIAL REVIEW GROUP CLINICAL, TREATMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-3)

The Clinical, Treatment and Health Services Research Review Subcommittee reviews research grant applications that focus on the process, outcome, evaluation and clinical assessment of treatment for alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related disorders. The subcommittee specifically reviews research on the clinical and behavioral aspects of pharmacological issues, early and brief interventions, consumption measurements, methodology and experimental designs, clinical populations, diagnostic procedures, therapy assessments, primary care, co-morbidity, behavioral and molecular genetics, and cognitive and neurological issues.   Assignments to this Subcommittee also include grant applications, which examine the effectiveness of treatment as they are implemented in everyday practice settings, and investigate how organizational and financial factors affect accessibility, utilization, quality, costs, and outcomes of alcohol services.
 

ROSTER

CHAIRPERSON

CIRAULO, DOMENIC A., MD (2016)
PROFESSOR AND CHAIRMAN
DIVISION OF PSYCHIATRY
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
BOSTON,  MA,  02118

APODACA, TIMOTHY R, PHD (2017)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITALS AND CLNICS
KANSAS CITY,  MO,  64108

BRADLEY, KATHARINE ANTHONY, MD, MPH (2019)
SENIOR INVESTIGATOR
GROUP HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
SEATTLE, WA 98101

CLIFFORD, PATRICK R, PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DIVISION OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 08901

CORNELIUS, JACK R, MD (2017)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PITTSBURGH,  PA,  15213

FELDSTEIN EWING, SARAH W, PHD (2018)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENTS OF PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROSCIENCES
CENTER ON ALCOHOLISM,
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, AND ADDICTIONS
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
ALBUQUERQUE,  NM,  87131

FLEMING, MICHAEL F, MD (2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO,  IL,  60611

KENNA, GEORGE A, PHD (2016)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE,  RI,  02912

MACKILLOP, JAMES, PHD (2016)
RESEARCH PROFESSOR
PETER BORIS CHAIR IN ADDICTIONS RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCI
MCMASTER UNIVERSITY
ONTARIO L8N 3K7,

MORGAN-LOPEZ, ANTONIO A, PHD (2016)
SENIOR SCIENTIST
RISK BEHAVIOR AND FAMILY RESEARCH PROGRAM
RTI INTERNATIONAL
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK,  NC,  27709

RAY, LARA, PHD (2017)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
BRAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES,  CA,  90095

SIMPSON, TRACY L., PHD (2017)
PSYCHOLOGIST
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SEATTLE,  WA,  98108

VOCCI, FRANK J., PHD (2018)
PRESIDENT
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
FRIENDS RESEARCH INSTITURE, INC.
BALTIMORE,  MD,  21204

ZWEBEN, ALLEN, PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY 10027

Updated: September 2rd, 2015

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM INITIAL REVIEW GROUP NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-4)

The Neuroscience Research Review Subcommittee reviews applications on all aspects of alcohol-related neuroscience studies, including neurotransmission, transmitter receptors, endocrinology, anatomy, physiology and genetics.  The Subcommittee also reviews investigations of behavioral factors, such as non-metabolic tolerance, dependence, drinking behavior, cognitive and memory processes, and biological-behavioral linkages.  Assignments to this Subcommittee also include studies of the relationship between alcohol and other addictive agents.
 

ROSTER

CHAIRPERSON
 

PHILLIPS, TAMARA J, PHD (2017)
PROFESSOR AND VICE CHAIR
BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE DEPARTMENT
OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
PORTLAND, OR 97201

GOODLETT, CHARLES R, PHD (2016)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY-PURDUE UNIVERSITY INDIANAPOLIS
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202-3275

HAMILTON, DEREK A, PHD (2017)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87131

LEWIS, MICHAEL J, PHD (2016)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY HUNTER COLLEGE
NEW YORK, NY 10065

MAYFIELD, R. DAYNE, PHD (2017)
RESEARCH SCIENTIST
WAGGONER CENTER FOR ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION RESEARCH
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
AUSTIN, TX 78712

OLIVE, M. FOSTER, PHD (2018)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
TEMPE, AZ 85287

PANDEY, SUBHASH C., PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY IN PSYCHIATRY
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
CHICAGO, IL 60612

PARSONS, LOREN H., PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR, TENURE
COMMITTEE ON THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF
ADDICTIVE DISORDERS
THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
LA JOLLA, CA 92037

SCHULTE, TILMAN, PHD (2019)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
BIOSCIENCES DIVISION
SRI INTERNATIONAL
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY
MENLO PARK, CA 94025

SILVERI, MARISA M, PHD (2016)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
MCLEAN HOSPITAL BRAIN IMAGING CENTER
BELMONT, MA 02478

THIELE, TODD E., PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE BEHAVIORAL
NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
CURRICULUM IN NEUROBIOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE CENTER
BOWLES CENTER FOR ALCOHOL STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599

WINDER, DANNY G, PHD (2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
NASHVILLE, TN 37232

WOODWARD, JOHN J., PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCES
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CHARLESTON, SC 29425

WOZNIAK, JEFFREY ROBERT, PHD (2019)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55455

ZHOU, FENG C, PHD (2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY & CELL BIOLOGY
STARK NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202
 

Updated: September 2rd,  2015