Our research activities aim to:

  1. Map out the neurological, behavioral, and clinical mechanisms that contribute to drug addiction,
  2. Target key mechanistic processes in the development of SUD treatment and
  3. Evaluate treatment efficacy using innovative clinical trial designs and statistical methods.

Our research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIDA) continuously since 1995. We are equally committed to the training and career development of the next generation of addiction scientists, educators and clinicians. The center also serves as a primary research rotation and training site for psychiatry residents, psychology interns, clinical practicum students and postdoctoral research fellows interested in the science of addiction and its treatment.