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
NAGY, LAURA E, PHD (2015)
PROFESSOR OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE
DEPARTMENTS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND PATHOBIOLOGY
CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUNDATION
CLEVELAND, OH 44195   

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

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

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   

PERSIDSKY, YURI, MD, PHD (2015) 
PROFESSOR AND CHAIR     
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19140    

PETERSEN, BRYON E, PHD (2015)  
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR      
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL 32610  

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             

TSUKAMOTO, HIDEKAZU, PHD, DVM (2015)    
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY KECK SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES, CA 90033             

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

ZHANG, PING, PHD, MD PROFESSOR (2015)
DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV. COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE
EAST LANSING, MI 48824

Updated: September 9, 2014
 

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
WIECZOREK WILLIAM F, PHD (14)
DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR
CENTER FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL RESEARCH
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
BUFFALO,  NY,  14222

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

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

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

MCCARTHY DENIS M, PHD (15)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
COLUMBIA,  MO,  65211

MUN EUN-YOUNG, PHD (15)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
CENTER OF ALCOHOL STUDIES & GRADUATE SCHOOL
OF APPLIED & PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
PISCATAWAY,  NJ,  08854

ROMANO EDUARDO O, PHD (14)
RESEARCH SCIENTIST
PACIFIC INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
CALVERTON,  MD,  207053111

WALTERS SCOTT T, PHD (15)
PROFESSOR, BEHAVIORAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
FT. WORTH,  TX,  761072269

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

ZEMORE SARAH, PHD (17)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE
ALCOHOL RESEARCH GROUP
EMERYVILLE,  CA,  94608

 
Updated: January 28, 2014
 

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
SAITZ, RICHARD, MD, MPH (14)
PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
BOSTON UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE & PUBLIC HEALTH
CLINICAL ADDICTIONS (CARE UNIT)
BOSTON, MA 02118

APODACA, TIMOTHY R, PHD (17)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
THE CHILDREN'S MERCY HOSPITAL
KANSAS CITY, MO 64108

BLOW, FREDERIC C, PHD (15)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR, MI 48109

CIRAULO, DOMENIC ANTHONY, MD (16)
PROFESSOR AND CHAIRMAN
DIVISION OF PSYCHIATRY
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
BOSTON, MA 02118

CORNELIUS, JACK R, MPH, MD, BS (17)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213

GULLIVER, SUZY B, PHD (15)
DIRECTOR
VISN 17 CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR RESEARCH ON RETURNING WAR VETERANS
CENTRAL TEXAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
WACO, TX 76443

KARNO, MITCHELL P, PHD (14)
RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST
NEUROPSYCHIATRIC INSTITUTE
INTEGRATED SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROGRAM
UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA AT LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, CA 90025

KENNA, GEORGE ANTHONY, PHD (16)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE, RI 02912

KUSHNER, MATT G, PHD (14)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
FAIRVIEW-UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55455

MACKILLOP, JAMES, PHD (16)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
ATHENS, GA 30602

MORGAN-LOPEZ, ANTONIO A, PHD (16)
CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
L.L. THURSTONE PSYCHOMETRIC LABORATORY
UNIVERSTY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
DAVIE HALL 356A
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599

MORGENSTERN, JONATHAN, PHD (15)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL SCHOOL
NEW YORK, NY 10032

RAY, LARA, PHD (17)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
BRAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, CA 90095

SIMPSON, TRACY L., PHD (17)
PSYCHOLOGIST
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
SEATTLE, WA 98125-1525

 
Updated: January 28, 2014
 

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
MIRANDA, RAJESH C, PHD (2015)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER
BRYAN, TX 77807-3260

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

HILL, SHIRLEY Y, PHD (2015)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH, PA 15213-2593

HODGE, CLYDE W., PHD (2015)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND PHARMACOLOGY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599-7178

HUTCHISON, KENT E, PHD (2015)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO AT BOULDER
BOULDER, CO 80309

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

PHILLIPS, TAMARA J, PHD (2016)
PROFESSOR AND VICE CHAIR
BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE DEPARTMENT
OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
PORTLAND, OR 97201

RON, DORIT, PHD (2016)
PROFESSOR AND ENDOWED CHAIR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY
ERNEST GALLO CLINIC AND RESEARCH CENTER
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
EMERYVILLE, CA 94608

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

WEINER, JEFFREY L, PHD (2015)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
WINSTON-SALEM, NC 27157

WINDER, DANNY G, PHD (2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
NASHVILLE, TN 37232
 
ZHOU, FENG C, PHD (2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY & CELL BIOLOGY
STARK NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

ZORILLA, ERIC P, PHD (2015)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROPHARMACOLOGY
THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
LA JOLLA, CA 92037

Updated: September 9, 2014