NIAAA has established a nationwide program of Alcohol Research Centers. The Alcohol Research Centers Program complements and is interrelated with all other research support mechanisms and scientific activities that investigate the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, prevention, and consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

The Alcohol Research Centers provide long-term support (typically 5 years) for interdisciplinary research that focuses on particular aspects of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, or other related problems. This program encourages outstanding scientists from many disciplines to provide a full range of expertise, approaches, and advanced technologies for developing knowledge in these areas. A primary goal of each NIAAA-funded Center is to become, through excellence in scientific research, a significant regional or national research resource. In addition, each Center affords research training opportunities for individuals from various disciplines and professions. Current Alcohol Research Centers are listed below.

Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Peter Monti, Ph.D.
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Box G-S121-5
121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02912
Fax: 401-863-6697


Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research
Seattle, Washington
Andrew J. Saxon, M.D.
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
University of Washington
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
VA Medical Center (S-116 ATC)
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
Fax: 206-764-2293


Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
Laura E. Nagy, Ph.D.
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Department of Pathobiology
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Fax: 216-636-1493


Binghamton University, State University of New York
Binghamton, New York
Linda Patia Spear, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
Fax: 607-777-6418


Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
David M. Guidot, M.D.
Department of Pulmonary, Allergy
and Critical Care Medicine
Atlanta VAMC (151-P)
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA 30033
404-321-6111 ext. 6935
Fax: 404-728-7750


University of Connecticut Health Center
Farmington, Connecticut
Victor M. Hesselbrock, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry--MC2103
University of CT Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-2103
Fax: 860-679-4077


Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center
Emeryville, California
Robert O. Messing, M.D.
Alcohol Center for Translational Genetics
University of California at San Francisco
Department of Neurology
5858 Horton Street, Suite 200
Emeryville, CA 94608
Fax: 510-985-3101


University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Craig J. McClain, M.D.
Department of Medicine
505 S. Hancock Street, Room 503
Louisville, KY 40202
Fax: 502-853-8927


Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
David W. Crabb, M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Emerson Hall 317
545 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Fax: 317-274-1437


University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Daniel D. Savage, Ph.D.
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Department of Neurosciences
MSC08 4740
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Fax: 505-272-8082


Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Steve Nelson, M.D.
Louisiana State University Medical Center
Department of Medicine
533 Bolivar Street
Room 309 Box 3-17 CSRB
New Orleans, LA 70112-1393
Fax: 504-568-2860


University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Fulton T. Crews, Ph.D.
Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies
School of Medicine
CB# 7178, Thurston-Bowles Building
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7178
Fax: 919-966-5679


Mayo Clinic Rochester
Rochester, Minnesota
David A. Mrazek, M.D.
Department of Psychiatry and Psychology
200 First Street SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Fax: 507-255-9416


University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
James R. McKay, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
3440 Market Street, Suite 370
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Fax: 215-823-4429


Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Carrie L. Randall, Ph.D
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
67 President Street
MSC 861
Charleston, SC 29425-0742
Fax: 843-792-7353


University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Hidekazu Tsukamoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Alcohol Research Center of Southern California
Department of Pathology
Keck School of Medicine of the University
of Southern California
1333 San Pablo Street, MMR, 402
Los Angeles, CA 90033-9141
Fax: 323-442-3126


Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York
Scott Friedman, M.D.
Department of Medicine
Division of Liver Diseases
Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University
1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1123
New York, NY 10029
Fax: 212-849-2574 


University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas
R. Adron Harris, Ph.D.
Waggoner Center for Alcohol and Addiction Research
2500 Speedway, MBB 1.124 A4800
Austin, TX 78712
Fax: 512-232-2525

Oregon Health & Science University and
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Portland, Oregon
John C. Crabbe, Ph.D.
Research Service (R&D 12)
VA Medical Center
3710 SW US Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR 97239
Fax: 503-721-1029


Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia
Michael F. Miles, M.D., Ph.D.
Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
Departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology
P.O. Box 980613
Richmond, VA 23298-0613
Fax: 804-827-0377


Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Berkeley, California
Paul J. Gruenewald, Ph.D.
Prevention Research Center
1995 University Avenue, Suite 450
Berkeley, CA 94704
Fax: 510-644-0594


Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Jeff Weiner, Ph.D.
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1083
Fax: 336-716-8501


Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Calverton, Maryland
Robert Voas, Ph.D.
Alcohol, Policy, and Safety Research Center (ALPS)
11720 Beltsville Drive, Suite 900
Calverton, MD 20705-3111
Fax: 301-755-2799 


Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
Andrew C. Heath, D.Phil.
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue, CB 8134
St. Louis, MO 63110
Fax: 314-286-2213


Public Health Institute
Oakland, California
Thomas K. Greenfield, Ph.D.
Alcohol Research Group
6475 Christie Avenue, Suite 400
Emeryville, CA 94608
Fax: 510-985-6459


Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut
John H. Krystal, M.D.
Center for the Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism
Department of Psychiatry
300 George Street, Suite 901
New Haven, CT 06511
Fax: 203-937-3468


The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, California
George F. Koob, Ph.D.
Committee on the Neurobiology of Addictive Disorders
The Scripps Research Institute
10550 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
Fax: 858-784-7405

Updated: November 16, 2011