Who We AreLearn more about the team
Laura J. Bierut, M.D. – Director
I am a psychiatrist with research interest in genetic studies of smoking behavior, alcohol and drug addiction, and other psychiatric illnesses.
Richard A. Grucza, Ph.D., MPE
I am an epidemiologist with research interest in the social-environmental and genetic determinants of addiction.
Patricia Cavazos, Ph.D.
I am a psychologist with research interest in the social environmental influences on health behaviors.
Li-Shiun Chen, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D.
I am a psychiatrist with research interest in improving clinical care of smoking cessation.
Sarah Hartz, M.D., Ph.D.
I am a psychiatrist trying to understand why people with severe mental illness use a lot of substances.
Alex T. Ramsey, Ph.D.
I am an organizational psychologist with research interest in the implementation of effective treatments for substance use disorders.
Health & Behavior Research Team
We are a multi-disciplinary team of clinician-scientists conducting research that addresses key public health priorities such as genomics research and substance use epidemiology and policy.