Our Postdoctoral Training Program aims to produce the next generation of addiction scholars focused on innovative research, advanced dissemination and implementation strategies, and public education. Supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA; 5T32AA007459-34) since 1986 and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; 5T32DA016184-17) since 2003, the program typically has 12 postdoctoral fellows in residence.
Administered through the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) – an internationally recognized home for leading addiction research - the fellowship emphasizes that intervention should be guided by sophisticated and fully developed theory that considers biological, social, and cultural influences and contexts. We also stress the importance of integrating theory, research, and the latest technologies to advance prevention and intervention strategies across development.
Distinctive features of our program include its interdisciplinary nature, focus on training in early intervention and treatment along a continuum with attention to crucial health disparities, and emphasis on highly individualized opportunities to develop competitive grant applications and by doing so, contribute new knowledge to the base of alcohol- and other substance-related dysfunction and treatment.