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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.

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.
Center Director
Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor
of Alcohol and Addiction Studies


Researcher Spotlight

Jacob J. van den Berg received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with concentrations in health and community psychology from the University of Florida. He completed his clinical psychology residency at Duke University and his postdoctoral clinical and research training through the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Dr. van den Berg is currently Assistant Professor (Research) in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the School of Public Health and holds a secondary appointment in Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University. He serves as the Program Director of the Brown University AIDS Program and Core Faculty in the Biobehavioral Sciences Core of the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). In addition, he is an Affiliated Scientist with the Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) and is co-leader of the New England HIV Implementation Science Network co-sponsored by CIRA and CFAR. Dr. van den Berg's research focuses on the development and evaluation of community-based behavioral and biomedical health interventions for underserved and marginalized populations, especially racial/ethnic and sexual minority populations. He is currently funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration. 

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