Study to examine social media’s effects on stress during COVID-19 pandemic Read more Tailoring treatment for African American smokers has potential to reduce disparities Read more Dr. Bierut discusses impact of FDA’s new tobacco sales age limit on St. Louis on the Air Read more Dr. Bierut talks about breaking the opioid addiction chain in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Read more Watch Dr. Bierut talk dangers of marijuana for pregnant women on Fox 2 News Read more More cancer patients get help to quit smoking Read more Listen to Dr. Cavazos talk about teens and vaping on St. Louis Public Radio Read more Watch Dr. Cavazos talk about teens and vaping on Fox 2 News Watch here Dr. Grucza talks alcohol consumption patterns with the New York Times Read more Study finds teen substance use is on the decline Read more Congrats to Dr. Bierut for winning the Langley Award for Basic Research on Nicotine and Tobacco! Read More Study aims to find clues to breast cancer outcomes in African-American women Read More Trial to study smoking-cessation therapy tailored to a smoker’s DNA Read More Health & Behavior Research Center Improving behavioral health in pursuit of a healthy society Who We Are We are a multi-disciplinary team of clinician-scientists. Read the bio for each team member here. i Publications Our research addresses key public health priorities such as genomics research and substance use epidemiology and policy. What We’ve Learned Our work helps to refine health policies and use genetics as a tool to improve treatment and prevention efforts.