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The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) is an internationally renowned research center in addiction research. Our mission is twofold:

  1. To conduct collaborative research that will lead to more effective treatment for alcohol and drug use, and
  2. To create a nationwide program in substance abuse, education and training for psychologists, physicians, medical students, and health care professionals.

Researcher Spotlight

Matthew Meisel is an Assistant Professor in the department of Behavioral and Social Sciences. After completing his doctoral studies at the University of Georgia in 2015, he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at CAAS. He was recently promoted to Assistant Professor after receiving a K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The objectives of his research are to examine the interaction between social networks, micro-level milestones/transitions, and alcohol use among non 4-year college emerging adults, with the overarching goal to understand how social networks reinforce and maintain behavior over time. He has several first-author manuscripts in journals such as Addiction, Addictive Behavior, and Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.