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NIAAA Staff Profile


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Public Health Analyst, Treatment, Health Services, and Recovery Branch (THSRB)

Maureen B. Gardner

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6700B Rockledge Drive
Room 1312
Bethesda, MD 20892-6902

Focus Area

Project management for major public health initiatives

Biographical Summary

Ms. Gardner has worked for NIAAA since 1998 as a writer-editor and project manager. She has helped NIAAA to launch several complex, groundbreaking initiatives for different audiences. These include award-winning clinical guides for health professionals and interactive websites the public.  Ms. Gardner works with talented teams of NIAAA leaders and program staff, grantee reviewers, and contract designers as they shape and user test each product. In DTR, she worked with Dr. Lori Ducharme and Dr. Bob Huebner on the Alcohol Treatment Navigator, an online resource released in 2017. Highlights of other projects she managed for NIAAA are provided below. Ms. Gardner holds an interdisciplinary B.S. degree (mainly biology and English) from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also did graduate work in health communications, science journalism, and science education. 


Selected team-based projects  


Alcohol Treatment Navigator–an online resource for evidence-based treatment

Rethinking Drinking–an interactive website and booklet for the public

CollegeAIM–a guide for college drinking prevention program staff

Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: A Practitioner’s Guide – a publication and continuing education course for pediatric clinicians

Helping Patients Who Drink Too Much: A Clinician’s Guide –a publication and continuing education course for adult medicine clinicians

The CoolSpot– A prevention website for middle school students

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