Extramural Research

The NIAAA extramural research portfolio is wide-ranging and varied. 

 

NIAAA determines its research priorities through guidance from:

  • National Advisory Council and its subcommittees
  • Input from researchers in the field
  • Input from NIAAA research staff
  • Input from liaison groups
  • Important themes at national and international meetings and conferences
  • NIAAA Strategic Plan
  • NIAAA Health Disparities Strategic Plan
  • Congressional legislation and reports

 

Examples of research initiatives we have invested in recently include:

 

Prevention

Long-term, Community-Based Prevention of Alcohol Problems at Specific Life Stages

 

Treatment

Basic Research on Medications Development for Alcohol-Use Disorder

Advancing Behavioral Therapies for Alcohol-Use Disorder

 

Genetics

Genetic Studies of Vulnerability to Alcohol

Behavioral and Genetic Risk Factors for Alcohol Use Disorder

 

Behavior

Identifying the Neuroscientific Basis of Alcohol-Related Behaviors

 

Health Effects

Mechanisms and Markers of Alcohol-Induced Organ Damage and Organ Protection

Multi-site, Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

 

Health Disparities

Disparities in Adverse Effects of Alcohol

 

Health Services

Read the Executive Summary: Improving the Delivery of Alcohol Treatment and Prevention Services – A National Plan for Alcohol Health Services Research

 

HIV/AIDS

Women, HIV/AIDS, and Alcohol

 

Intramural Research

NIAAA’s Division of Intramural Clinical and Basic Research