Contributors

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The NIAAA Core Resource on Alcohol was developed with the help of more than 70 contributors, including physicians, clinical psychologists, and basic and clinical alcohol researchers, who served as writers for full articles, content contributors to subsections, reviewers, and editorial staff. These contributors included both experts external to NIAAA as well as NIAAA staff.

External Writers and Content Contributors

Douglas Berger MD, MLitt5,12
Staff Physician, VA Puget Sound,
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Michael E. Charness, MD5
Chief of Staff, VA Boston Healthcare System;
Professor of Neurology, Faculty Associate Dean, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Felicia W. Chi, MPH9
Senior Data Consultant Center for Addiction and Mental Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research,
Oakland, CA

João P. De Aquino, MD7
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine
West Haven, CT

Deborah Hasin, MD2
Professor of Epidemiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, NY

Ismene L. Petrakis, MD7
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Derek D. Satre, PhD10
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California San Francisco;
Adjunct Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA

Stacy A. Sterling, DrPH, MSW, MPH14
Co-Director, Center for Addiction and Mental Health Research, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA

Constance M. Weisner, DrPH, MSW9,10,14
Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA;
Professor emeritus at the Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco

Katie Witkiewitz, PhD13
Professor, Department of Psychology,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

NIAAA Writers and Content Contributors

George F. Koob, PhD3,8
Director, NIAAA

Rachel I. Anderson, PhD8
Health Science Policy Analyst, NIAAA

Bill Dunty, PhD5
Program Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects and
FASD Research Coordinator, NIAAA

Zhigang (Peter) Gao, MD5
Program Director, Division of
Metabolism and Health Effects, NIAAA

Maureen B. Gardner1-14
Project Manager, Co-Lead Technical Editor, and
Writer for the Core Resource on Alcohol,
Division of Treatment and Recovery, NIAAA

M. Katherine Jung, PhD5
Director, Division of Metabolism
and Health Effects, NIAAA

Laura E. Kwako, PhD1-14
Editor and Content Advisor for the Core Resource on Alcohol,
Health Scientist Administrator,
Division of Treatment and Recovery, NIAAA

Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD5
NIDA/NIAAA Senior Clinical Investigator and Section Chief;
NIDA Branch Chief;
NIDA Deputy Scientific Director;
Senior Medical Advisor to the NIAAA Director

Raye Z. Litten, PhD1-14
Editor and Content Advisor for the Core Resource on Alcohol,
Director, Division of Treatment and Recovery, NIAAA

Svetlana Radaeva, PhD5
Deputy Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, NIAAA

Aaron White, PhD2,3,5,6
Senior Scientific Advisor to the
NIAAA Director, NIAAA

External Reviewers

Majid Afshar, MD, MSCR5
Assistant Professor of Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Anika A. Alvanzo, MD, MS, FACP, DFASAM2,7,13
Managing Partner, Uzima Consulting
Group LLC, Middle River, MD;
Eastern Region Medical Director, Pyramid Healthcare, Inc., Duncansville, PA

Sudie Back, PhD11
Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC
Staff Psychologist, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC

Louis E. Baxter Sr., MD, DFASAM1,3,8
Assistant Professor Medicine, ADM Fellowship Director, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC;
Assistant Clinical Professor Medicine
Rutgers Medical School, Newark, NJ

Douglas Berger MD, MLitt1,5,6,7,9,11,12
Staff Physician, VA Puget Sound,
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Katharine A. Bradley, MD, MPH7,9,10
Senior Investigator Kaiser Permanente, Washington Health Research Institute,
Seattle, WA

Mary F. Brolin, PhD9
Senior Scientist Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Randall Brown MD, PhD9,10,11,14
Professor, School of Medicine
& Public Health,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Kathleen M. Carroll, PhD10(Deceased)
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

R. Colin Carter, MD, MMSc5
Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Emergency Medicine and Nutrition, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, New York, NY

Geetanjali Chander, MD, MPH2,7
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Michael E. Charness, MD5
Chief of Staff, VA Boston Healthcare System;
Professor of Neurology, Faculty Associate Dean, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

M. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH2,4,9,11
Dean's Executive Professor of Public Health, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Hector Colon-Rivera MD, MRO3,4,10,14
Medical Director of Asociacion Puertorriquenos En Marcha, Inc;
Attending at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Kenneth R. Conner, PsyD, MPH2,12
Professor, Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry,
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Margot Trotter Davis, PhD10
Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Health, Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy, and Management, Waltham, MA

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP10
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Anne C. Fernandez, PhD7,12
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI

Julianne Flanagan, PhD13
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MUSC
Staff Psychologist, Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC.

Olivier George, PhD3
Associate Professor, Adjunct Codirector Arc Animal Core, Department of Neuroscience,
Scripps Research, CA

Joseph Edwin Glass, PhD, MSW4,12,14
Associate Investigator Kaiser Permanente, Washington Health Research Institute,
Seattle, WA

Shelly F. Greenfield, MD, MPH4
Chief Academic Officer and Professor of Psychiatry, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA

Constance M. Horgan, ScD9,10
Professor and Director, Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management,
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA;
Co-Director, Schneider Institutes for Health Policy and Research,
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Kenneth Lyons Jones, MD5
Distinguished Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego,
La Jolla, CA

John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP4,13
Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
Director, MGH Recovery Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Leonard Koda, PhD6
Pharmacist-in-Charge
California State University, San Marcos, CA

John H. Krystal, MD3,8
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Lewei (Allison) Lin MD, MS5,6,14
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI

Evette J. Ludman, PhD9
Senior Research Associate (Retired),
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Chitra D. Mandyam PhD6
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of California San Diego,
La Jolla, CA

Renata C. N. Marchette, PhD, PharmD6
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD

Barbara J. Mason, PhD1,11
Pearson Family Professor,
The Scripps Research Institute, CA

Barbara S. McCrady, PhD10
Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Jessica L. Mellinger, MD MSc5,8
Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Transplant Hepatology, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, MI

William R. Miller, PhD10
Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Mack C. Mitchell, MD6
Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich Professor of Gastroenterology, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD3
Professor and Department Head of Physiology,
Louisiana State University,
New Orleans, LA

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH4(Deceased)
Professor of Medicine and Professor and Chair of Community Health Sciences,
Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

Arun J. Sanyal, MD6
Reno Vlahcevic Professor of Medicine, Director, Institute of Liver Disease and Metabolic Health, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Richmond, VA

Alan F. Schatzberg, MD3
Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Vijay H. Shah, MD5
Carol M. Gatton Chairman of Medicine,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MI

Kenneth J. Sher, PhD1,8
Curators’ Distinguished Professor of
Psychological Sciences,
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Kimberly Tallian, PharmD, APh, BCPP, FASHP, FCCP, FCSHP3,6
Advance Practice Pharmacist, Psychiatry, Scripps Mercy Hospital;
Adjunct Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences,
University of California San Diego,
La Jolla, California

Jalie A. Tucker, PhD, MPH13
Professor, Department of Health Education & Behavior and Director, UF Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Constance M. Weisner, DrPH, MSW10
Research Scientist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, CA;
Professor emeritus at the Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco

Emily C. Williams, PhD, MPH4
Professor of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington;
VA Puget Sound Health Services Research,
Seattle, WA

Katie Witkiewitz, PhD8
Professor, Department of Psychology,
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

NIAAA Reviewers

George F. Koob, PhD1-14
Director, NIAAA

Patricia Powell, PhD1-14
Deputy Director, NIAAA

Nancy Diazgranados, MD, MS, DFAPA1,3,4,5,7,11,13
Deputy Clinical Director, NIAAA

Bill Dunty, PhD2,5
Program Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects and FASD Research Coordinator, NIAAA

Mark Egli, PhD5
Deputy Director, Division of
Neuroscience and Behavior, NIAAA

Zhigang (Peter) Gao, MD5
Program Director, Division of
Metabolism and Health Effects, NIAAA

Brett T. Hagman, PhD13
Program Director, Treatment, Health Services, and Recovery Branch, NIAAA

M. Katherine Jung, PhD5
Director, Division of Metabolism
and Health Effects, NIAAA

Lorenzo Leggio, MD, PhD1-14
NIDA/NIAAA Senior Clinical Investigator and Section Chief;
NIDA Branch Chief;
NIDA Deputy Scientific Director;
Senior Medical Advisor to the NIAAA Director

Falk W. Lohoff, MD1,3,4,6,11,12,14
Lasker Clinical Research Scholar;
Chief, Section on Clinical Genomics and Experimental Therapeutics, NIAAA

András Orosz, PhD5
Program Director, Division of Metabolism and Health Effects, NIAAA

Aaron White, PhD1-14
Senior Scientific Advisor to the
NIAAA Director, NIAAA

Project Development Team

NIAAA

Editorial and Project Management

Raye Z. Litten, PhD1-14
Editor and Content Advisor for the Core Resource on Alcohol,
Director, Division of Treatment and Recovery, NIAAA

Laura E. Kwako, PhD1-14
Editor and Content Advisor for the Core Resource on Alcohol,
Health Scientist Administrator,
Division of Treatment and Recovery, NIAAA

Maureen B. Gardner1-14
Project Manager, Co-Lead Technical Editor, and
Writer for the Core Resource on Alcohol,
Division of Treatment and Recovery, NIAAA

Administrative Support

Julie Simonds
Administrative Support for the Core Resource on Alcohol,
Division of Treatment and Recovery, NIAAA

Jessica Cullen
Contracting Officer Representative for Ripple Effect contract;
Chief, Extramural Administrative Management Section, NIAAA

Kate Masterton
Contracting Officer Representative for IQ Solutions contract;
Web Manager, NIAAA

Contractor Support

Editorial

Elyssa Warner, PhD1-14
Co-Lead Technical Editor,
Ripple Effect

Daria Turner, MPH1-14
Reference and Resource Analyst,
Ripple Effect

Kevin Callahan, PhD1,2,5,6
Technical Writer/Editor,
Ripple Effect

Lia Bennett, MPH3,7
Educational Consultant,
Ripple Effect

Continuing Education

Nicolette Kittell, MBA
Program Manager
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM)

Whitney Faler, MPA
Director of Accreditation and Outcomes
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM)

PIM Clinical Staff

Web Design and User Experience

IQ Solutions

 

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Core Resource on Alcohol Articles

1The Basics: Defining How Much Alcohol is Too Much

2Risk Factors: Varied Vulnerability to Alcohol-Related Harm

3Neuroscience: The Brain in Addiction and Recovery

4Stigma: Overcoming a Pervasive Barrier to Optimal Care

5Medical Complications: Common Alcohol-Related Concerns

6Alcohol-Medication Interactions: Potentially Dangerous Mixes

7Mental Health Issues: Alcohol Use Disorder and Common Co-occurring Conditions

8Alcohol Use Disorder: From Risk to Diagnosis to Recovery

9Screen and Assess: Use Quick, Effective Methods

10Conduct a Brief Intervention: Build Motivation and a Plan for Change

11Recommend Evidence-Based Treatment: Know the Options

12Make Referrals: Connect Patients to Alcohol Treatment That Meets Their Needs

13Support Recovery: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

14Promote Practice Change: Take Manageable Steps Toward Better Care

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