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:

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

LANG, CHARLES H, PHD (2017)
PROFESSOR AND VICECHAIRMAN
DEPARTMENTS OF CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
HERSHEY, PA 17033

BROWN, LOU ANN S, PHD (2019)
GODDARD NEONATOLOGY SCHOLAR AND PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
EMORY UNIVERSITY
ATLANTA, GA 30322
 
CALLACI, JOHN J, PHD (2019)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
AND REHABILATION
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
MAYWOOD, IL 60153
 
CHANG, SULIE L, PHD (2019)
DIRECTOR AND PROFESSOR
INSTITUTE OF NEUROIMUNNE PHARMACOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND NEUROSCIENCE
SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
SOUTH ORANGE, NJ 07079
  
FOSTER, MICHELLE T, PHD (2017) 
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
FOOD SCIENCE AND HUMAN NUTRITION COLLEGE OF APPLIED HUMAN SCIENCES
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
FORT COLLINS, CO 80523   
    
HADDAD, GEORGES E, PHD (2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOPHYSICS COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
HOWARD UNIVERSITY
WASHINGTON, DC 20059
 
IWAKIRI, YASUKO, PHD  (2020)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MEDICINE DIGESTIVE DISEASES SECTION
DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
YALE UNIVERSITY
NEW HAVEN, CT 06520
 
MCVICKER, BENITA L, PHD (2017)
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
INTERNAL MEDICINE - GASTROENTEROLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
OMAHA, NE 68198
 
SALUJA, ASHOK K., PHD  (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, MD (2019)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DIVISION OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
LA JOLLA, CA 92093
 
SHAH, YATRIK M, PHD (2018)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MOLECULAR AND  
INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY 
DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR &    
INTEGRATIVE PHYSIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR, MI 48109
 
SUN, ZHAOLI, PHD, MD (2018)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
BALTIMORE, MD 21205            
 
WANG, LI, PHD PROFESSOR   (2020)
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROBIOLOGY THE INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMS GENOMICS UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
STORRS, CT 06269
 
YIN, XIAO-MING, PHD, MD  (2020)
LOUIS Y. MAZZINI PROFESSOR OF PATHOLOGY; VICE CHAIR FOR CLINICAL PATHOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202
 
YOU, MIN, PHD (2019)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR RESEARCH
COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
NORTHEAST OHIO MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (NEOMED)
ROOTSTOWN, OH 44272
 

Updated: July 2016

 

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

D'AMICO, ELIZABETH J, PHD (06/26/2017)
SENIOR BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST
RAND CORPORATION
SANTA MONICA,  CA,  90407

AGRAWAL, ARPANA, PHD (06/30/2017)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
ST. LOUIS,  MO,  63110

NEIGHBORS, CLAYTON, PHD (06/30/2019)
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
HOUSTON, TX  77204

BORSARI, BRIAN ERNEST, PHD (06/30/2019)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
CLINICAL RESERACH PSYCHOLOGIST HEALTH BEHAVIOR
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94121

READ, JENNIFER P, PHD (06/30/2019)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERISTY AT BUFFALO
THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
BUFFALO, NY  14260

CAPALDI, DEBORAH M, PHD (06/30/2018)
SENIOR SCIENTIST
OREGON SOCIAL LEARNING CENTER
EUGENE,  OR,  97405

ZEMORE, SARAH E, PHD (06/30/2017)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
SENIOR SCIENTIST AND ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
ALCOHOL RESEARCH CENTER
EMERYVILLE,  CA,  94608

FELL, JAMES C, MS (06/30/2018)
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS JUSTICE AND SOCIETY 
NORC AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
BETHESDA,  MD,  20814

FURR-HOLDEN, C DEBRA, PHD (06/30/2020)
C.S. MOTT ENDOWED PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS COLLEGE OF HUMAN MEDICINE
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FLINT, MI 48502

MACGUE, MATTHEW K, PHD (06/30/2020)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
MEMBER, INSTITUTE OF HUMAN GENETICS UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS,  MN  55455

SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER

GHAMBARYAN, ANNA, MD, PHD
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
ROCKVILLE, MD  20852

 

 Updated: July 2016

  

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

VOCCI, FRANK J JR, PHD (06/30/2018)
PRESIDENT
FRIENDS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
BALTIMORE, MD 21204

BRADLEY, KATHARINE ANTHONY, MD, MPH (06/30/2019)
SENIOR INVESTIGATOR
GROUP HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE
SEATTLE, WA 98101

CHOI, DOO-SUP, PHD (06/30/2020)
PROFESSOR OF PHARMACOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY
DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR PHARMACOLOGY
AND EXPERIMENTAL THERAPEUTICS
MAYO CLINIC COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
ROCHESTER, MN 55905

CLIFFORD, PATRICK R, PHD (06/30/2019)
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

CORNELIUS, JACK R, MD (06/30/2017)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
PITTSBURGH,  PA,  15213

FELDSTEIN EWING, SARAH W, PHD (06/30/2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENTS OF CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY
OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
PORTLAND, OR 97201

FLEMING, MICHAEL F, MD (06/30/2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
CHICAGO,  IL,  60611 

KING, KEVIN MICHAEL, PHD (06/30/2020)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
SEATTLE, WA 98195

MIRANDA, ROBERT JR, PHD (06/30/2020)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (RESEARCH)
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN BEHAVIOR
CENTER FOR ALCOHOL & ADDICTION STUDIES
BROWN UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE, RI 02906

MURPHY, JAMES G, PHD (06/30/2020)
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL TRAINING
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
MEMPHIS, TN 38152

RAY, LARA, PHD (06/30/2017)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
BRAIN RESEARCH INSTITUTE
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
LOS ANGELES,  CA,  90095

SIMPSON, TRACY L., PHD (06/30/2017)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SEATTLE,  WA,  98108

ZWEBEN, ALLEN, PHD (06/30/2019)
SENIOR PROFESSOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR
 ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND RESEARCH
SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
NEW YORK, NY 10027
 

SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER

SRINIVAS, RANGA V., PHD
CHIEF, SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
ROCKVILLE, MD 20855

 

 

Updated: October 2016

 

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

PHILLIPS, TAMARA J, PHD (06/30/2017)
PROFESSOR AND VICE CHAIR
DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE
OREGON HEALTH AND SCIENCE UNIVERSITY
PORTLAND, OR 97201

HAMILTON, DEREK A, PHD (06/30/2017)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87131

PANDEY, SUBHASH C., PHD (06/30/2019)
PROFESSOR OF BIOCHEMISTRY IN PSYCHIATRY (WITH TENURE)
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
CHICAGO, IL 60612

HASHIMOTO-TORII, KAZUE, PHD  (06/30/2020)
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR 
CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
WASHINGTON, DC   20010
 
RICHARDSON, HEATHER N, PHD (06/30/2020)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND BRAIN SCIENCES
CENTER FOR NEUROENDOCRINE STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST
AMHERST, MA 01003
 
MAYFIELD, R. DAYNE, PHD (06/30/2017)
RESEARCH SCIENTIST
WAGGONER CENTER FOR ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION RESEARCH
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
AUSTIN, TX 78712
 
SCHULTE, TILMAN, PHD (06/30/2019)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR
BIOSCIENCES DIVISION
SRI INTERNATIONAL
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY
MENLO PARK, CA 94025
 
NIXON, SARA  JO, PHD (06/30/2020)
CO-VICE CHAIR FOR RESEARCH
PROFESSIOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FL 32610
 
THIELE, TODD E., PHD (06/30/2019)
PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF THE BEHAVIORAL
NEUROSCIENCE PROGRAM
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
CURRICULUM IN NEUROBIOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE CENTER
BOWLES CENTER FOR ALCOHOL STUDIES
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL
CHAPEL HILL, NC 27599
 
OLIVE, M. FOSTER, PHD (06/30/2018)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
TEMPE, AZ 85287
 
WINDER, DANNY G, PHD (06/30/2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY & BIOPHYSICS
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
NASHVILLE, TN 37232

WOODWARD, JOHN J., PHD (06/30/2019)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF NEUROSCIENCES
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
CHARLESTON, SC 29425

WOZNIAK, JEFFREY ROBERT, PHD (06/30/2019)
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55455

 
ZHOU, FENG C, PHD (06/30/2018)
PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY & CELL BIOLOGY
STARK NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46202
 

SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER 

BUZAS, BEATA, PHD
SCIENTIFIC REVIEW OFFICER
EXTRAMURAL PROJECT REVIEW BRANCH OFFICE OF EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH
5635 FISHERS LANE, ROOM 2081
ROCKVILLE, MD  20852

 

Updated: July 2016