What: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health, announces that Peter M. Monti, Ph.D., will deliver the 10th Annual Jack Mendelson Honorary Lecture. The title of his presentation is “Alcohol Misuse and HIV: Biology, Beliefs and Behavior.”

 

Photo of Dr. Peter Monti

Who: Peter M. Monti, Ph.D., is an internationally distinguished scientist who has increased our understanding of the biobehavioral mechanisms that underlie addictive behavior. He is the Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. During his nearly 40-year career in addiction research, Dr. Monti’s work has spanned human laboratory and clinical studies of the behavioral and psychopharmacological effects of alcohol and other substances as well as the assessment of addictive behaviors, mechanisms of behavior change, and early intervention. He has been at the forefront of the development and testing of evidence-based treatment approaches for alcohol-related problems in a wide range of populations.

 

Dr. Monti’s research currently focuses on the biobehavioral interaction of alcohol and HIV infection. A major goal is to better understand how alcohol misuse and interventions to reduce drinking can affect both HIV-related health outcomes in people living with HIV and sexual behavior of HIV-infected individuals that could lead to transmission of the virus to non-infected individuals. This work now includes ecological momentary assessment (EMA) studies of the interaction of substance misuse and sexual risk behaviors of non-infected individuals as well, with the aim of developing just-in-time interventions for both HIV-positive and HIV-negative risk-taking individuals. EMA is an approach that allows researchers to assess behavior and experiences in real time and in real-world settings.

 

When:  Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

 

Where: Lipsett Amphitheater, NIH Building 10, Bethesda, Md.

                       

Background: NIAAA established the lecture series as a tribute to Dr. Jack Mendelson, who made remarkable contributions to the field of clinical alcohol research. Each year, the series features a lecture by an outstanding alcohol investigator whose clinical research makes a substantial contribution toward increasing our understanding of the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems.

 

For additional information about the lecture see:

www.niaaa.nih.gov/about-niaaa/our-work/research-portfolio/projects-initiatives/keller-and-mendelson-honorary-lecture.

 

The Mendelson Honorary Lecture is free and open to the public. Sign language interpreters will be provided. For other reasonable accommodations or further information call Joanna Mayo, 301-443-3860, or visit www.niaaa.nih.gov. For TTY callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.