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CAS invites research collaborators and addiction education instructors within and outside of Rutgers University to be part of its multidisciplinary teams. Our associate members come from many backgrounds and expand the technical skills and theoretical perspectives available to our researchers and educators.
Associate Professor, Rutgers University
aakinci@rutgers.edu
I specialize in Health Services Research, focusing on aging and mental health.
 
Director, Brain Health Institute, Rutgers University
aston.jones@rutgers.edu
My research is in the realm of cognitive neuroscience; addiction neuroscience; rats; circuits; orexin; norepinephrine; hypothalamus and the locus coeruleus.
 
Associate Professor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
ra768@rwjms.rutgers.edu
My research is on the association of sleep disorders on cardiometabolic outcomes and addiction.
 
Sudie Back, Ph.D.
Professor, Medical University of South Carolina
backs@musc.edu
I work generally on substance use and PTSD treatment
 
Assistant Professor, Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience, Rutgers University
travis.e.baker@rutgers.edu
My research focuses on examining and improving cognitive control functioning in substance use disorders using image-guided transcranial magnetic stimulation.
 
Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work
victoria.banyard@rutgers.edu
My research involves violence prevention including resilience and bystander intervention.
 
Dean and Professor, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University
jbarber@adelphi.edu
I do psychotherapy research: outcome and process.
 
Expert Content Director/Senior Research Scientist, CDM, Inc.
claudiablpsy@gmail.com
My work is on culturally responsive knowledge translation from science to practice in substance use, mental, and co-occurring disorders.
 
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work and Department of Urban-Global Public Health, School of Public Health, Rutgers University
qiana.brown@rutgers.edu
My research examines the role of the built and social environment in shaping substance use and other health outcomes among women, youth, and families – with an emphasis on examining prenatal substance use.
 
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Rutgers School of Public Health, Rutgers Center for Pharmacoepidemiology
greta.bushnell@rutgers.edu
My research focuses on studying the use, effectiveness, and safety of pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat mental illnesses in young people.
 
Associate Professor, Silver School of Social Work, New York University
dfc286@nyu.edu
My research seeks to address disparities in the quality of mental health services for racial and ethnic minorities.
 
Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers University
Tammy.chung@rutgers.edu
I focus my research on adolescent and young adult substance use.
 
Professor, Rutgers University
patrick.clifford@rutgers.edu
My research centers on research assessment reactivity effects and mechanisms of behavior change underlying AUD treatments.
 
Assistant Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
fiona.conway@utexas.edu
My research investigates health behaviors among young adults with a focus on substance use, trauma, athlete health, and aggression.
 
Dean and Distinguished Professor, GSAPP, Rutgers University
francine.conway@gsapp.rutgers.edu
My scholarly focus is on understanding the internal lives of children through two critical areas- aging and child psychopathology.
 
Associate Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University
cooperna@rwjms.rutgers.edu
My work has centered around developing and evaluating novel interventions for substance use disorders.
 
Peter J. Economou , Ph.D., ABPP
Associate Professor, GSAPP, Rutgers University
peter.economou@rutgers.edu
I focus on sports/performance psychology and third wave cognitive and behavioral therapy.
 
Assistant Professor, The City College of New York
aespinosa@ccny.cuny.edu
My work seeks to identify inter-intrapersonal and environmental markers of health and health-related behaviors with emphasis on racial and ethnic minorities and immigrant populations.
 
Assistant Professor, Adelphi University
dfareri@adelphi.edu
My work characterizes how the social world shapes decision-making, reward valuation and underlying neural function across the lifespan.
 
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences
samantha.farris@rutgers.edu
My work focuses on the role of anxiety/stress in chronic disease and behavioral health (e.g., tobacco, cannabis, physical inactivity behaviors).
 
Jeff Foote, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Executive Director, Center For Motivation & Change
jfoote@motivationandchange.com
I work on psychologist and business owners running evidence-based treatment programs and foundations.
 
Frank L Greenagel II, MPAP, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, ICADC, CASAC, ACSW, CJC, CCS
Instructor, Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies and Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Social Work
flg2@aol.com
I do substance abuse and mental health work with cops, soldiers, and veterans with some teaching and consulting sprinkled in.
 
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Social Work
hahm@bu.edu
My research is on Asian American women’s health– mental, sexual, physical health.
 
Professor of Neurobiology, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
mh235@cumc.columbia.edu
My work involves placebo-controlled studies investigating the abuse-related and potential therapeutic effects of cannabis.
 
Associate Professor/Research Scientist IV, Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute
Jermaine.jones@nyspi.columbia.edu
I work on medications development for opioid use disorder and opioid overdose harm reduction.
 
Professor, University of Washington
dkaysen@uw.edu
I do etiological and clinical trials research on the impact of trauma, including PTSD and comorbid substance use disorders.
 
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
killeent@musc.edu
I have been doing research in the addiction and comorbidity field for over 25 years.
 
Assistant Professor, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
anna.konova@rutgers.edu
I am broadly interested in applying principles from decision neuroscience and computational psychiatry to understand mechanisms of addicted behavior and associated subjective and emotional states.
 
Associate Professor, Western Carolina University
amkopak@wcu.edu
My work is focused on behavioral health needs among criminal justice involved populations.
 
John Kriger, MSM, LCADC, CPS
President, Kriger Consulting
amkopak@wcu.edu
I provide education and consulting services for healthcare organizations.
 
Director, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program CAPS, Rutgers University
lisa.laitman@rutgers.edu
I am the director of an on campus alcohol/drug counseling program as part of health and counseling services at Rutgers New Brunswick.
 
Kennedy-Leavy Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
frl2@cumc.columbia.edu
I do research broadly on substance use disorders.
 
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Clinical Program, Rutgers University
teresa.leyro@rutgers.edu
My current research program employs a multi-method approach toward identifying underlying cognitive-affective and biological risks for co-occurring emotional symptomatology and health risk behaviors, with a focus on nicotine dependence.
 
Lisa Litt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The New School for Social Research
drlisalitt@gmail.com
I work on educating clinicians about integrative treatment for substance misuse and traumatic stress.
 
Assistant Professor, The City College of New York
lopezcastro.phd.ccny@gmail.com
I am clinical psychologist whose research focuses on interplay between traumatic stress and substance misuse.
 
Training Director, Phoenix Center, Greenville, SC
alanlyme@gmail.com
I am a social worker specializing in clinical supervision, motivational interviewing, SBIRT, and leadership trainings.
 
Bob Lynn, Ed.D.
CEO, Addiction and Behavioral Health Alliance
docblynn@outlook.com
I work on program development, and evaluation – patient and program advocacy.
 
Charles A Maher, PsyD, CMPC, FAASP
Senior Director, Department of Personal, Team, and Organizational Performance/ also Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Rutgers University, Cleveland Indians Baseball Organization/also GSAPP, Rutgers University
cmaher@indians.com
My professional practice and work is in sport and performance psychology, with a particular emphasis on fostering the mental health of athletes, coaches, and other performers, including teaching such populations how to cope effectively with the risks encountered in competitive, high-stakes environments (people, places, things, circumstances).
 
Director, Center on Violence Against Women & Children and Assistant Professor, Rutgers University
smcmahon@ssw.rutgers.edu
My work focuses on understanding the etiology and prevention of violence against women.
 
Professor and Chair of Psychology, The City College of New York
rmelara@ccny.cuny.edu
My research encompasses cognitive neuroscience of attention.
 
Associate Dean and Full Professor, Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University; Mount Sinai Beth Israel Psychotherapy Research Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
jcmuran@adelphi.edu
My research has a focus on treatment failure, resistance, alliance ruptures: Intervention & training.
 
Keith Murphy, MA, LPC, LCADC
Recovery Counselor, Counseling Center, Rutgers University
Keith.murphy@rutgers.edu
I primarily work with students at the Rutgers Recovery House.
 
Professor, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
snorman@ucsd.edu
I work on understanding how best to treat PTSD and other common post traumatic reactions.
 
Lia Nower, JD, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Center for Gambling Studies, School of Social Work, Rutgers University
lnower@rutgers.edu
My work focuses on interactive gambling including Internet gambling and sports wagering; etiology and treatment of gambling disorder and comorbidy addictions; and the intersect of video gaming and gambling.
 
Professor; Director, Center for Prevention Science; Co-Director, Northeast and Caribbean Prevention Technology Transfer Center; Rutgers School of Social Work
andrew.peterson@ssw.rutgers.edu
My research is focused on grassroots community groups and empowerment-based interventions to prevent or ameliorate conditions that cause social and health disparities.
 
Affiliate Scholar, Teachers College, Columbia University
pinskyilana@gmail.com
I am a clinical psychologist by training, originally from Brazil, and a researcher focused on public health issues including commercial determinants of health, prevention of substance use and, more recently, implementation and dissemination science.
 
Instructor, Rutgers School of Public Health; Department of Health Behavior, Society, and Policy
aer108@sph.rutgers.edu
Broadly, I am interested in the etiology and prevention of high-risk substance use among adolescent and emerging adult populations.
 
Associate Professor, Department of Health Informatics, Rutgers School of Health Professions, RBHS
shmita@shp.rutgers.edu
I endeavor to understand neurocognitive mechanisms underlying cocaine and opioid addiction.
 
Associate Professor, Rutgers University
slrizvi@gsapp.rutgers.edu
I study treatment development and dissemination for severe and chronic mental health problems, including suicidal behavior and borderline personality disorder.
 
Consultant for Trauma Informed Care, The Center for Great Expectations
druisardlcsw@gmail.com
I am committed to the research and treatment of co-occurring trauma and addiction, with a special interest in relationship-based interventions with impaired caregivers and their children.
 
Senior Research Psychologist, RTI International
lsaavedra@rti.org
I am an applied developmental psychologist with a focus on mental health services research.
 
Board of Governor Distinguished Professor and Director, Rutgers University
dipak.sarkar@rutgers.edu
I aim towards determining the role of neuro-endocrine-immune system in controlling fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
 
Distinguished Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Rutgers University
shors@rutgers.edu
I am committed to helping women recover from stress and trauma using the brain fitness program known as MAP Train My Brain.
 
Vice President of Education and Research, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
vslaymaker@hazeldenbettyford.edu
I am a scientist-practitioner who conducts scholastic and clinical research on a variety of addiction-related topics.
 
Chief Business and Strategy officer, GSAPP, Rutgers University
naysmith@gsapp.rutgers.edu
My charge is to explore, define and execute innovation (Business & Technology) that will further the field of mental health.
 
Assistant Professor, Adelphi University
dstanley@adelphi.edu
My research combines computational approaches with brain imaging to investigate how we learn and make decisions about other people, how these processes are shaped by implicit biases, and how they are in paired in mental disorders.
 
Associate Professor, Rutgers RWJMS
marc.steinberg@rutgers.edu
I conduct research on tobacco use and dependence, particularly in underserved populations such as those with psychiatric illnesses and socioeconomic disadvantage.
 
Professor, Rutgers University
lstewart@rutgers.edu
I direct the Center for Communication and Health Issues in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers.
 
Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Practice Innovation and Wellness, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
swarbrma@ubhc.rutgers.edu
I have been involved in research and program development focused on peer delivered models of behavioral health care delivery, wellness and health promotion, interventions, employment, and caregiver self care.
 
Professor, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
tobiaat@rwjms.rutgers.edu
I created, direct and teach a comprehensive curriculum that teaches behavioral science and psychiatry through popular culture.
 
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
tomie@psych.rutgers.edu
I work on: Pavlovian Sign-Tracking Model of Drug Addiction; The Sign-Tracker Trilogy; animal behavior.
 
Science Librarian, New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers University
judit.ward@rutgers.edu
As former Director of Information Services at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, I keep providing information related to addiction studies for researchers, educators, and addiction professionals.
 
Mark West, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University SAS
markwest@rutgers.edu
My research focuses on neural, immune, and affective measures in animal models of opiate or cocaine addiction.
 
Distinguished Professor Emerita, Rutgers Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies
hewhite@smithers.rutgers.edu
I research the development, etiology, consequences and prevention of substance use over the life course.
 
Distinguished Professor of Psychology, John Jay College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York
cwidom@jjay.cuny.edu
I have been studying the longterm consequences of child abuse and neglect.
 
Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
jill.williams@rutgers.edu
My work has been in various aspects of Prevention and Treatment of Substance Use Disorder with expertise in Tobacco Use Disorder, Co-Occurring Disorders, Educating Health Care Providers and Health Care Policy.
 
Oscar K Buros Professor, GSAPP, Rutgers University
tewilson@gsapp.rutgers.edu
Throughout my career, I have focused on the application of social learning/social cognitive theory to the analysis and treatment of clinical problems.
 
President/CEO, NCADD-NJ
wwirta@ncaddnj.org
I oversee addictions related advocacy and care management.
 
Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University
nwolff@ejb.rutgers.edu
I research trauma and substance use among incarcerated men and women.
 
Founder/CEO, The Center for Great Expectations
pegw@cge-nj.org
I am passionate about continuing to advance substance use and mental health disorder treatment through the lens of trauma.
 
Minge Xie, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Rutgers University Department of Statistics
mxie@stat.rutgers.edu
My main focus of research is on confidence distributions and the foundation of statistical inferences.
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