The Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) is an internationally renowned research center in addiction research. Our mission is twofold:
- To conduct collaborative research that will lead to more effective treatment for alcohol and drug use, and
- To create a nationwide program in substance abuse, education and training for psychologists, physicians, medical students, and health care professionals.
We invite you to visit our website and learn more about our extraordinary faculty, innovative research, and unparalleled opportunities for research and training.
Peter M. Monti, Ph.D.
Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor
of Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Hector Lopez-Vergara received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) in 2014, he completed his clinical psychology residency at the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services, as well as a three-year post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University. His program of research has sought to “unpack” specific dysregulatory correlates of substance use and psychopathology, with an emphasis on executive functioning, motivational, and memory processes. Hector was awarded a K08 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) that seeks to test a framework to quantify etiological heterogeneity of alcohol involvement. “Unpacking” etiological heterogeneity has the potential to increase experimental precision and advance our current mental health classification system, and hence is a necessary step in developing personalized medicine approaches that seek to build upon existing levels of treatment outcome efficacy.