Established in 2019, the Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE), is a federally funded NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).  Through its affiliation with the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at the Brown University School of Public Health, CADRE will investigate mechanisms whereby substance use impacts disease, using a combination of behavioral and physiological laboratory-based approaches across several substances of abuse.

The Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation is currently in Phase One of Year 1 of its COBRE Grant. COBRE Phase 1 awards support the establishment of a multicomponent center in a thematic scientific area that galvanizes multidisciplinary research to develop a critical mass of investigators competitive for peer-reviewed external research funding. 

CADRE's research is supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under grant number P20GM130414.