The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Initial Review Group (IRG) reviews grant and cooperative agreement applications and contract proposals for research projects and for research and training activities in areas of clinical, treatment, and health services research, and in the areas of biochemistry, physiology, and medicine. NIAAA review committee meetings are closed in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S. Code, as amended.

The NIAAA IRG currently includes the following subcommittees:

Schedule of Scientific Review Group Meetings

 

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM INITIAL REVIEW GROUP BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-1)

The Biomedical Research Subcommittee reviews applications that focus on the etiology and consequences of alcohol abuse and alcoholism relating to basic biomedical research, excluding neuroscience research. Specific research areas include the effects of alcohol on membranes, intermediary metabolism, bioenergetics, gene expression, enzyme activity, endocrinology, genetics, interactions between alcohol and the immune system, and organ (except brain) function and pathology. Assignments to this Subcommittee also include applications that deal with studies of the relationship between alcohol and other addictive agents involving all organs, except neuroscience-related research.

ROSTER

CHAIRPERSON

BROWN, LOU ANN S., PH.D.                     2019
GODDARD NEONATOLOGY SCHOLAR & PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
EMORY UNIVERSITY
ATLANTA, GA 30322

MEMBERS

CALLACI, JOHN J., PH.D.                          2019
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY & REHABILATION
STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
MAYWOOD.IL 60153

CARR, ROTONYA M., M.D.                        2022
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
PERELMAN CENTER FOR ADVANCE MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
PHILADELPHIA PA 19104

CHANG, SULIE L., PH.D.                            2019
DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR
INSTITUTE OF NEUROIMUNNE PHARMACOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROSCIENCE
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ 07079

IWAKIRI, YASUKO, PH.D.                           2020
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE
DIGESTIVE DISEASES SECTION
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
YALE UNIVERSITY
NEW HAVEN, CT 06520

KESHAVARZIAN, ALI, PH.D.                      2022
JOSEPHINE M. DYRENFORTH CHAIR OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
DIRECTOR, INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY OF THE
GUT CHRONOBIOLOGY AND INFLAMMATION
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
CHICAGO, IL 60612

KOVACS, ELIZABETH, J., PH.D.                2022
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF BURN RESEARCH
DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER
AURORA, CO 80045

MOLINA, PATRICIA E., PHD, MD               2021
RICHARD ASHMAN PH.D. PROFESSOR
HEAD, DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY
DIRECTOR, ALCOHOL & DRUG ABUSE CENTER OF EXECELLENCE
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70112

REDMOND, EILEEN, PH.D.                        2022
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER
ROCHESTER, NY 14642

SALUJA, ASHOK K., PH.D.                        2020
SENIOR ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT
INAUGURAL DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR PANCREATIC
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE SILVESTER CANCER CENTER
PROFESSOR AND VICE CHAIR OF DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
MIAMI, FL 33101

SCHNABL, BERND G., M.D.                       2019
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DIVISION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
LA JOLLA.CA 92093

TUMA, PAMELA L., PHD                             2021
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
WASHINGTON, DC 20064

YIN, XIAO-MING, M.D., PH.D.                    2020
LOUIS Y. MAZZINI PROFESSOR OF PATHOLOGY
CHAIR FOR CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202

YOU, MIN, PH.D.                                        2019
PROFESSOR AND CHAIR
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
NORTHEAST OHIO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (NEOMED)
ROOTSTOWN, OH 44272

  

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
MARMILLOT, PHILIPPE, PH.D.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
Bethesda MD 20892

 

EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREVENTION AND BEHAVIOR RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM INITIAL REVIEW GROUP NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (AA-2) 

The Epidemiology, Prevention and Behavior Research Subcommittee reviews applications on alcohol-related epidemiologic studies, prevention and consequences of a wide range of behaviors.   In addition, this subcommittee reviews multidisciplinary perspectives and community factors in general or well-defined populations covering all age-ranges who are at risk for alcohol abuse.
 

ROSTER

CHAIRPERSON
ZEMORE, SARAH E., PH.D.                         2019
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
SENIOR SCIENTIST AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
ALCOHOL RESEARCH CENTER
EMERYVILLE, CA 94608

MEMBERS

ALLEN, JAMES R., PHD                               2021
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF BIOBEHAVIORAL HEALTH &
POPULATION SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL SCHOOL, DULUTH
DULUTH , MN 55812

CAETANO, RAUL, PH.D.                              2022
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
PREVENTION RESEARCH CENTER
PACIFIC INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND EVALUATION
BERKLEY, CA 94704

FELL, JAMES C.                                           2020
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, JUSTICE, AND SOCIETY
NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH CENTER AT THE
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
BETHESDA, MD 20814

FURR-HOLDEN, C. DEBRA, PH.D.             2020
C.S. MOTT ENDOWED PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS
COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
FLINT, Ml 48502

GIZER, IAN ROBERT, PHD                          2021
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, COLUMBIA
COLUMBIA, MO 65211

MCGUE, MATTHEW K., PH.D.                     2020
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
MEMBER, INSTITUTE OF HUMAN GENETICS
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55455

NEIGHBORS, CLAYTON, PH.D.                  2019
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
HOUSTON, TX 77204

PATRICK, MEGAN E., PH.D.                        2022
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
INSTITUTE FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55414

READ, JENNIFER P., PH.D.                         2019
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
BUFFALO, NY 14260

 

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
GHAMBARYAN, ANNA, M.D., PH.D.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA, MD 20892

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM INITIAL REVIEW GROUP CLINICAL, TREATMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE (AA-3)

The Clinical, Treatment and Health Services Research Review Subcommittee reviews research grant applications that focus on the process, outcome, evaluation and clinical assessment of treatment for alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol-related disorders. The subcommittee specifically reviews research on the clinical and behavioral aspects of pharmacological issues, early and brief interventions, consumption measurements, methodology and experimental designs, clinical populations, diagnostic procedures, therapy assessments, primary care, co-morbidity, behavioral and molecular genetics, and cognitive and neurological issues.   Assignments to this Subcommittee also include grant applications, which examine the effectiveness of treatment as they are implemented in everyday practice settings, and investigate how organizational and financial factors affect accessibility, utilization, quality, costs, and outcomes of alcohol services.
 

ROSTER

CHAIRPERSON
MIRANDA, ROBERT JR, PH.D                                 2020
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (RESEARCH)
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN BEHAVIOR
CENTER FOR ALCOHOL & ADDICTION STUDIES
BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE, RI 02906

MEMBERS
ARIAS, ALBERT JOSEPH, M.D.                               2021
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PSYCHIATRIST
VA CONNECTICUT HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
WEST HAVEN, CT 06516

BATES, MARSHA, PH.D.                                          2022
DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH PROFESSOR
CENTER OF ALCOHOL STUDIES
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
PISCATAWAY, NEW JERSEY 08854-8001

BRADLEY, KATHARINE ANTHONY, MD, M.P.H.     2019
SENIOR INVESTIGATOR
GROUP HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
SEATTLE, WA 98101

CARROLL, KATHLEEN, PH.D.                                 2022
ALBERT E. KENT PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY
DIRECTOR OF PSYCHOSOCIAL RESEARCH, DIVISION OF ADDICTIONS
YALE UNIVERSITY
NEW HAVEN, CT 06511

CHOI, DOO-SUP, PH.D.                                           2020
PROFESSOR OF PHARMACOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY
AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS
MAYO CLINIC COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
ROCHESTER, MN 55905

CUNNINGHAM, REBECCA M., M.D.                        2021
ASSOCIATE CHAIR FOR RESEARCH AND PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR, MI 48109

CLIFFORD, PATRICK R, PH.D.                                2019
PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
DIVISION OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ 08901

DEVINE, ERIC, PH.D.                                               2022
DIRECTOR, CLINICAL STUDIES RESEARCH UNIT
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
BOSTON, MA 02215

KELLY, JOHN, F., PH.D.                                            2022
ELIZABETH R. SPALLIN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHIATRY
HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL
BOSTON, MA 02115

KING, KEVIN MICHAEL, PH.D.                                2020
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
SEATTLE, WA 98195

MURPHY, JAMES G, PH.D.                                      2020
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL TRAINING
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
MEMPHIS, TN 38152

RAY, LARA, PH.D.                                                     2019
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
BRAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES, CA 90095

ZWEBEN, ALLEN, PH.D.                                          2019
SENIOR PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND RESEARCH
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY 10027

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
SRINIVAS, RANGA V., PH.D.
CHIEF, SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA, MD 20892

 

NEUROSCIENCE REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM INITIAL REVIEW GROUP NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (AA-4)

The Neuroscience Research Review Subcommittee reviews applications on all aspects of alcohol-related neuroscience studies, including neurotransmission, transmitter receptors, endocrinology, anatomy, physiology and genetics.  The Subcommittee also reviews investigations of behavioral factors, such as non-metabolic tolerance, dependence, drinking behavior, cognitive and memory processes, and biological-behavioral linkages.  Assignments to this Subcommittee also include studies of the relationship between alcohol and other addictive agents.

 

ROSTER

CHAIRPERSON
WOODWARD, JOHN J., PH.D.             2020
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCES
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CHARLESTON, SC 29425

MEMBERS

ENGELMAN, ERIC                                2022
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
INSTITUTE OF PSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202-4887

HAMILTON, DEREK A, PH.D.               2020
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87131

HASHIMOTO-TORII, KAZUE, PH.D.    2020
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
WASHINGTON, DC 20010

HOMANICS, GREG, PH.D.                   2022
PROFESSOR OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY AND
CHEMICAL BIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
PITTSBURGH, PA 15261

JONES, SARA RAULERSON, PHD      2021
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
WINSTON SALEM, NC 27157

MILLIGAN, ERIN, PH.D.                       2022
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87131

MORALES, MARISELA, PHD               2021
SENIOR INVESTIGATOR & BRANCH CHIEF
INTEGRATIVE NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH BRANCH
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CENTER
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BALTIMORE, MD 21224

NIXON, SARA JO, PH.D.                      2020
CO-VICE CHAIR FOR RESEARCH
PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL 32610

PANDEY, SUBHASH C, PH.D.              2019
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR ALCOHOL RESEARCH
 IN EPIGENETICS
PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY IN PSYCHIATRY
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY AND CELL BIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
CHICAGO, IL 60612

RICHARDSON, HEATHER N., PH.D.   2020
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES
CENTER FOR NEUROENDOCRINE STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST
AMHERST, MA 01003

ROBERTO, MARISA, PH.D.                 2022
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCE
THE SCRIPPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
10550 NORTH TORREY PINES ROAD
LA JOLLA, CA 92037

SABINO, VALENTINA, PHD                 2021
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
CO-DIRECTOR, LABORATORY OF ADDICTIVE DISORDERS
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY AND
EXPERIMENTAL THERAPUETICS
BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
BOSTON, MA 02118

SCHULTE, TILMAN, PH.D.                   2019
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
FUNCTIONAL IMAGING
CENTER FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
SRI INTERNATIONAL
MENLO PARK, CA 94025

THIELE, TODD E., PH.D.                      2019
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE BEHAVIORAL
 NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
CURRICULUM IN NEUROBIOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE CENTER
BOWLES CENTER FOR ALCOHOL STUDIES
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599

JOHN J. WOODWARD, PH.D.              2020
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCES
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CHARLESTON, SC 29425

WOZNIAK, JEFFREY ROBERT, PH.D. 2019
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55455

 

DESIGNATED FEDERAL OFFICIAL (DFO)
BUZAS, BEATA, PH.D.
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
BETHESDA, MD 20892

 

Updated: October 16, 2018