National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Director Ting-Kai Li, M.D., announced today that Mark S. Goldman, Ph.D., has joined NIAAA as an Associate Director.

"I am delighted that Dr. Goldman has joined the NIAAA leadership," says Dr. Li. "He brings a wealth of research and clinical experience that will be invaluable at this exciting time of discovery in alcohol research."

Dr. Goldman comes to NIAAA from the University of South Florida (USF), where he served since 1985 as Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Research Institute. No stranger to the Institute, Dr. Goldman recently co-chaired (with Father Edward A. Malloy, President of the University of Notre Dame) the NIAAA Task Force on College Drinking under the auspices of NIAAA’s National Advisory Council.

"One of the first tasks that I have asked Dr. Goldman to undertake," says Dr. Li, "is to develop a similar initiative for underage drinkers from 9-15 years old. I also have asked him to assist in better integrating behavioral and biomedical research at NIAAA."

Dr. Goldman’s distinguished research career began in 1972, when he received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He served on the faculty of Wayne State University from 1973 to 1985 before joining the USF faculty. While at USF, he served as Director of Clinical Psychology Training from 1985 to 1995. Board certified (ABPP) in clinical psychology, Dr. Goldman is a fellow of Divisions 3, 6, 12, 28, and 50 of the American Psychological Association (APA), a member of APA Division 40, and a member of the American Psychological Society.

Dr. Goldman’s major research interest is in alcohol expectancies and cognitive mediators of alcoholism risk, and the development of drinking and risk for drinking in children, adolescents, and young adults, areas in which he has more than 260 articles and presentations.

In addition to research and clinical work in the addictions field since 1969, Dr. Goldman has served as Psychology Field Editor for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol. He also has served as a:
member and then chair of the Psychosocial Research Review Committee of the NIAAA member of NIAAA’s National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism chair or member of a number of NIAAA portfolio review committees member of the NIAAA research priority committee

member of the APA’s Board of Professional Affairs


member of the APA’s Task Force on Psychological Intervention Guidelines

President of the APA’s Division on Addictions


member and then chair of the Behavioral and Social Advisory Council for the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation

In recognition of his research contributions, Dr. Goldman received a MERIT Award from the NIAAA in 1992.

For an interview with Dr. Goldman, please call the NIAAA Press Office.

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