Dr. Melissa Pielech New Publication in Special Issue of American Psychologist

Dr. Melissa Pielech, and co-authors Claire Lunde, Dr. Kevin Vowles, Dr. Sara Becker, and Dr. Christine B Sieberg, recently published a manuscript in a special issue of the journal American Psychologist focused on psychology's role in addressing the dual crises of chronic pain and opioid-related harms.

Anne Neary

New Research Assistant with Project ARC

Join us in welcoming a new member to the Brown Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies team!

Anne Neary is joining CAAS as a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst to work with Dr. Jennifer Merrill as a Research Assistant helping run Project ARC (Alcohol Use in Real-life Contexts)!

Brown CAAS Faculty Promoted to Associate Professor!

We are so excited to congratulate Brown CAAS faculty recently promoted to Associate Professor!

First, Dr. Rosemarie Martin whose current research focuses on improving the access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder, particularly among individuals involved in the criminal justice system who have high risk of overdose death

Secondly, Dr. Jennifer Merrill whose current research focuses on high intensity drinking and blackouts among young adults. 

Project MIMIC Contingency Management Training Milestone

Dr. Sara Becker, and her Project Maximizing Implementation of Motivational Incentives in Clinics (MIMIC) team continues to lead contingency management training, most recently for 10 opioid treatment programs throughout New England as part of a NIDA-funded R01 in partnership with New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center!

Dr. Cioe Received Research Excellence Award

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Cioe on receiving funding in the form of a Research Excellence Award for “Using Mindfulness to Reduce Anxiety and Stress in HIV-positive Smokers to Improve Self- Efficacy for Smoking Cessation and Readiness to Quit”.

Dr. Tara White's New Publication in ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Congratulations to Dr. Tara White on being featured in Brown University News for her new publication, "Imaging Fast-Acting Drug Effects in Humans Using 1H-MRS" in ACS Chemical Neuroscience.

Brown Link:

ACS Link:

Announcing the New White Lab Research Website

Take a look at Dr. Tara L. White’s new website for the White Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience at that launched this week!