NIAAA has established a nationwide program of Alcohol Research Centers. The Alcohol Research Centers Program complements and is interrelated with all other research support mechanisms and scientific activities that investigate the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, prevention, and consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

The Alcohol Research Centers provide long-term support (typically 5 years) for interdisciplinary research that focuses on particular aspects of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, or other related problems. This program encourages outstanding scientists from many disciplines to provide a full range of expertise, approaches, and advanced technologies for developing knowledge in these areas. A primary goal of each NIAAA-funded Center is to become, through excellence in scientific research, a significant regional or national research resource. In addition, each Center affords research training opportunities for individuals from various disciplines and professions. Current Alcohol Research Centers are listed below.

 

ALCOHOL AND HIV:  BIOBEHAVIORAL INTERACTIONS AND INTERVENTION
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Peter Monti, Ph.D.
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Box G-S121-5
121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02912
401-863-6661
Fax: 401-863-6697
 
 
 
CENTER FOR BIOCHEMICAL, CELLULAR AND SYSTEMIC RESPONSES TO ETHANOL IN ALD
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Laura E. Nagy, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Department of Pathobiology
Pathobiology/NE40
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
216-444-4021
Fax: 216-636-1493
 
 
 
DEVELOPMENTAL EXPOSURE ALCOHOL RESEARCH CENTER
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, New York
Linda Patia Spear, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
607-777-2825
Fax: 607-777-6418
 
 
 
ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE RESEARCH CENTER
University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut
Victor M. Hesselbrock, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry--MC2103
University of CT Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2103
860-679-3266
Fax: 860-679-4077
 
 
 
 
ALCOHOL CENTER FOR TRANSLATIONAL GENETICS (ACTG)
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California,
Dorit Ron, Ph.D.
Alcohol Center for Translational Genetics 
Department of Neurology
University of California, San Francisco
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Room 414A, Box 0663
415-502-7620
 
 
 
CENTER ON GENETIC DETERMINANTS OF ALCOHOL INGESTION AND RESPONSES TO ALCOHOL
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
David W. Crabb, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Emerson Hall 317
545 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-274-8438
 
 
 
FETAL ETHANOL-INDUCED BEHAVIORAL DEFICITS ALCOHOL RESEARCH CENTER
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Daniel D. Savage, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Department of Neurosciences
MSC08 4740
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
505-272-4411
 
 
 
LSUHSC-NO COMPREHENSIVE ALCOHOL-HIV/AIDS RESEARCH CENTER
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Patricia Molina, M.D. Ph.D.
Louisiana State University Medical Center
Department of Physiology
1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112-1393
504-568-6187
 
 
 
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR PATHOGENESIS IN ALCOHOLISM RESEARCH CENTER
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Fulton T. Crews, Ph.D.
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
School of Medicine
CB# 7178, Thurston-Bowles Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7178
919-966-5678
 
 
  
ALCOHOL RESEARCH CENTER - TREATMENT AND IMPLICATIONS
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Howard C. Becker, Ph.D.
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
67 President Street
MSC 861
Charleston, SC 29425-0742
843-792-5207
 
 
 
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESEARCH CENTER FOR ALPD AND CIRRHOSIS
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Hidekazu Tsukamoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Alcohol Research Center of Southern California
Department of Pathology
Keck School of Medicine of the University
of Southern California
1333 San Pablo Street, MMR, 402
Los Angeles, CA 90033-9141
323-442-5107
 
 
 
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR APPROACHES FOR ALCOHOLISM MEDICATION DEVELOPMENT CENTER
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
R. Adron Harris, Ph.D.
Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research
2500 Speedway, MBB 1.124 A4800
Austin, TX 78712
512-232-2512
 
 
 
 
BEHAVIORAL GENOMICS OF ALCOHOL NEUROADAPTATION RESEARCH CENTER
Oregon Health & Science University and
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Portland, Oregon
Tamara Phillips, Ph.D.
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
Oregon Health and Science University 
MC L-470
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Road 
Portland, OR 97239
503-220-8262  
 
 
 
CROSS-SPECIES INVESTIGATION OF GENE NETWORKS FOR ETHANOL-RELATED BEHAVIORS
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
Department Of Psychiatry And Human Genetics
Medical College Of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
800 East Leigh Street, Room 1-123
Richmond, VA 23219 804-828-8407
(804) 786-8590
 
 
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACHES TO PREVENTION ALCOHOL RESEARCH CENTER
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Berkeley, California
Paul J. Gruenewald, Ph.D.
Prevention Research Center
1995 University Avenue, Suite 450
Berkeley, CA 94704
510-486-1111
 
 
 
TRANSLATIONAL STUDIES ON EARLY-LIFE STRESS AND VULNERABILITY TO ALCOHOL ADDICTION Research Center
Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jeff Weiner, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1083
336-716-8627
 
 
 
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF ALCOHOL PROBLEMS RESEARCH CENTER
Public Health Institute
Oakland, California
William C. Kerr, Ph.D.
Alcohol Research Group
6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-597-3440
 
 
 
 
CENTER FOR THE TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE OF ALCOHOLISM
Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
John H. Krystal, M.D.
Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism
Department of Psychiatry
300 George Street, Suite 901
New Haven, CT 06511
203-785-5899
 
 
 
CNS EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL:  CELLULAR NEUROBIOLOGY
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California
Loren H. Parsons, Ph.D.
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
SP30-2400
La Jolla, CA 92037
858-784-7413
 
 
CENTER FOR ALCOHOL RESEARCH IN EPIGENETICS
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Pandey, Subhash C. 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
College of Medicine
1601 West Taylor Street (M/C 912)
Chicago, Illinois 60612
(312) 413-1310
 

 

 

Updated: August 20, 2015