The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) is an internationally renowned research center in alcohol research. The mission is twofold: to conduct collaborative research that will lead to more effective treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, and to create a nationwide program in substance abuse, education and training for psychologists, physicians, medical students, and health care professionals.
Through its affiliation with the Medical School and the School of Public Health, CAAS occupies a unique position within Brown University. The Center was established by Brown University in 1982 as part of the Division of Biology and Medicine, under the directorship of David Lewis, M.D. The Center is one of 20 centers at Brown established by the President of the University to encourage interdisciplinary scholarly work that cuts across traditional department lines. The Center’s research endeavors are continually reinforced by both the National Institutes of Health as well as by peer review journals at a pace that defies both the “leveling off” of the NIH budget and any cap on academic productivity.
Peter M. Monti, Ph.D., Center Director
Suzanne Colby, Ph.D., Associate Director
Jeffrey Griffin, Associate Director, Finance and Administration
Christopher Kahler, Ph.D., Associate Director of Biostatistics
Damaris Rohsenow, Ph.D., Associate Director
Robert Swift, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director
The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies is located at 121 South Main St., Providence, RI.
CAAS Year In Review 2014
The Annual Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) Year in Review and Postdoctoral Graduation was held on Friday, June 6. James Murphy, Ph.D., delivered the Ketnote Presention on "Behavioral Economics: Implications for the Conceptualization and Treatment of Addiction." Click here for details.
Molly Magill gave a plenary presentation at the 4th annual International Conference on Motivational Interviewing in Amsterdam, Netherlands entitled "Testing Motivational Interviewing theory to inform direct practice: Lessons from meta-analysis."
At the Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, which took place in Bellevue, WA in June, Kristina Jackson presented a study on "Understanding the association between early life events and perceived stress in predicting initiation of alcohol use in a middle-school sample" and Molly Magill presented her work "Examining the primary model of causal process in motivational interviewing with alcohol use and other addictive behaviors."
Posted July 2014
Damaris Rohsenow, Ph.D., studies the effectiveness of various combinations of approaches to treating smoking among smokers with substance use disorders.