The National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism advises and makes recommendations to the Secretary, HHS; the Director, NIH; and the Director, NIAAA; on research program and policy matters in the field of alcohol abuse and alcoholism.

The Council comprises 15 members appointed by the Secretary and 5 nonvoting ex-officio members: the HHS Secretary; the NIH Director; the NIAAA Director; the Chief Medical Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; and any additional officers or employees of the United States as the Secretary determines necessary for the Council to effectively carry out its functions. Of the 15 appointed members, 10 are required to be leaders in health and scientific disciplines relevant to the activities of the NIAAA. At least 2 of these 10 individuals must be leaders in the fields of public health and the behavioral or social sciences. Additionally, the Secretary appoints five members from among the fields of public policy, law, health policy, economics, and management.

The NIAAA Extramural Advisory Board is a subcommittee of the Council composed of Council Members and ad hoc experts who review various areas of research in the alcohol field and make recommendations on research priorities for the institute to consider.

2020:  September 10

2021:  February 4  |  May 11  |  September 9

2022:  February 10  |  May 10  |  September 8

2023:  February 9  |  May 9  |  September 7

2024:  February 8  |  May 14  |  September 12

 

          2020:  May 13
          2021:  May 12
          2022:  May 11
          2023:  May 10
          2024:  May 15
 

Meeting Agendas​​

 

 

 

Advisory Council Roster

NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
(Terms end 10/31 of designated year)

 

CHAIRPERSON

Koob, George F., PhD 
Director
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-9304
 

COUNCIL MEMBERS

Baxter, Louis E., SR., M.D.                                                2020
President and Executive Medical Director
Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey, Inc.
Princeton, NJ

Calac, Daniel J., M.D.                                                        2020
Chief Medical Officer
Indian Health Council, Inc.
Valley Center, CA

Becker, Jill, Ph.D.                                                              2022
Biopsychology Area Chair
Patricia Y. Gurin Collegiate Professor of Psychology
Research Professor Molecular &
Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Michigan

CARPENTER, CHRISTOPHER S., PHD,                                2023
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
NASHVILLE, TN 37235

Dopico, Alex M., M.D., Ph.D.                                            2020
Professor and Chair
Department of Pharmacology
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

Hitzemann, Robert J., Ph.D.                                             2020
Professor
Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
School of Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR 97201

Horgan, Constance, Sc.D.                                                2022
Professor and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA

KANE-DAVIDSON, BETH, LCADC, LCPC                              2023
DIRECTOR
ADDICTION TREATMENT CENTER
SUBURBAN HOSPITAL
ROCKVILLE, MD 20852

LANG, CHARLES H., PHD                                                      2023 
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY AND SURGERY DEPARTMENT OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY
ASSOCIATE DEAN GRADUATE STUDIES COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
HERSHEY, PA 17033

LARIMER, MARY E.,PHD                                                        2023
PROFESSOR, PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
SEATTLE, WA 98195

NAGY, LAURA E., PHD                                                           2023
PROFESSOR OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOBIOLOGY LERNER
RESEARCH INSTITUTE CLEVELAND CLINIC
CLEVELAND, OH 44195

ODELL, LAURA ELENA, PHD                                                 2023
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO EL
PASO, TX 79968

Russo, Scott, Ph.D.                                                          2022
Professor, Neuroscience
Director, Center for Affective Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY

Shah, Vijay H., M.D.                                                        2020
Professor, Medicine & Physiology and Chair
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Department of Internal Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Smith, Susan M., Ph.D.                                                   2020
Professor   
Department of Nutritional
David H Murdoch Nutrition Research Institute
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Kannapolis, NC

Sullivan, Edith V., Ph.D.                                                   2021
Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

EX OFFICIO

The Honorable Azar II, Alex M., J.D.
Secretary
Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, DC

Collins, Francis S., M.D., Ph.D.
Director
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD

Milliken, Charles S., M.D.
Principal Investigator
Department of Psychiatry
Division of Neuroscience
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Silver Spring, MD

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

Bautista, Abraham P., Ph.D.
Executive Secretary, NCAA
Director, Office of Extramural Activities
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892

 

Updated April 2020