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 18 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 18 appointed members, 12 are required to be leaders in health and scientific disciplines relevant to the activities of the NIAAA. At least 2 of these 12 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.

Future Meeting Dates of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

  • 2023 :  February 9  |  May 9  |  September 7
  • 2024 :  February 8  |  May 7  |  September 12
  • 2025 :  February 6  |  May 6  |  September 11

Future Meeting Dates of the CRAN Joint Advisory Councils: NIAAA, NIDA, NCI

  • 2023: May 10
  • 2024: May 8
  • 2025: May 7

Meeting Agendas:

Director's Reports and Slides to Council:

Council Minutes:

 

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

Barnett, Nancy, Ph.D.
Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Associate Dean For Faculty Affairs
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
 

2024

Becker, Jill, Ph.D.
Biopsychology Area Chair
Patricia Y. Gurin Collegiate Professor of Psychology
Research Professor Molecular &
Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

2022

Cameron, Andrew, MD. Ph.D.
Surgeon-In-Chief, Professor of Surgery
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD 21287
 

2024

Carpenter, Christopher S., Ph.D.
E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Economics; Professor
Department of Economics College Of Arts And Sciences
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37235

2023

 

 

Chambers, Christina, MPH, Ph.D.
Professor & Director of Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093

2024

Clark, H. Westley, MPH, JD, MD
Dean's Executive Professor
College of Arts and Sciences, Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA 95053

2024

 

 

Horgan, Constance, Sc.D.
Professor and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health
Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02453

2022

Jones-Webb, Rhonda J., Dr.P.H.
Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health Director,
MidWestern Center For Lifelong Learning, School of Public Health
The University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55454

2024

Kane-Davidson, Beth, Med, Lcpc, Lcadc, Mac, Cac
Director,
Addiction Treatment Center
Johns Hopkins Medicine/Suburban Hospital
Rockville, MD 20852

2023

Lang, Charles H., Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
Distinguished University Professor
Department of Cellular And Molecular Physiology
College of Medicine
The Pennsylvania State University
Hershey, PA 17033-0850

2023

Larimer, Mary E., Ph.D.
Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Psychology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Center for Study Of Health And Risk Behaviors University Of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105-4944

2023

Nagy, Laura E., Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Inflammation And Immunity
Lerner Research Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44195

2023

O’dell, Laura Elena, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
The University of Texas At El Paso
El Paso, TX 79968

2023

Russo, Scott, Ph.D.
Professor, Neuroscience
Director, Center for Affective Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 10029

2022

Witkiewitz, Katie, Ph.D.
Regent's Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

2024

EX OFFICIO

Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D. 
Performing the Duties of the NIH Director  
National Institutes of Health 
Bethesda, Maryland

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
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892

Updated June 2022