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NIAAA Staff Profile


National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Division Director

Raye Z. Litten, Ph.D.

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6700B Rockledge Drive
Room 1320
Bethesda, MD 20892-6902

Focus Area

alcohol biomarkers; Comorbidity PTSD; medications development

Biographical Summary

Dr. Raye Litten is the Director of the Division of Treatment and Recovery, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Dr. Litten manages the NIAAA medications development program to treat alcohol use disorder (AUD). He oversees the development of medications for AUD that are efficacious and safe by translating neuroscience discoveries into lead compounds and advancing them through drug development pipeline. Finally, he also serves as the Project Officer for the NIAAA NCIG clinical trials program and served as Project Officer on the multi-site Phase 3 clinical trial COMBINE. Dr. Litten is the author of over 110 publications and co-editor of 9 books and journals. 

Please visit PubMed for a listing of Dr. Litten's scientific publications.

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