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Addiction Research

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute faculty have a wide range of research programs focused on the cellular, molecular and behavioral correlates of addiction to alcohol, cannabis, methamphetamine, nicotine, opiates and food. Investigators are interested in the mechanisms and consequences of alcoholism, drug addiction and obesity.

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute research areas include, but are not limited to, behavioral pharmacology, electrophysiology, microdialysis, genetics, novel human interventions, alcohol administration paradigms (preclinical and human) and human behavioral and neuroimaging studies.

director of addiction research

Improving Indiana Health

IU School of Medicine faculty, staff and students are focused on improving Indiana Health through research on opioid abuse and alcohol abuse.

Opioid Misuse Programs

Indiana Alcohol Research Center

Christopher C. Lapish, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Stark investigators, IU School of Medicine

Zachary W. Adams, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Brady K. Atwood, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

AJ Baucum, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Richard L. Bell, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Scott G. Canfield, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

R A. Chambers, MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Jonathan N. Flak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs

Sheketha R. Hauser, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Woody Hopf, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry

Yao-Ying Ma, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Braulio A. Munoz Ramirez, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Brandon Oberlin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Susan Sangha, PhD

Associate Professor Of Psychiatry

Patrick L. Sheets, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

William A. Truitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Bryan K. Yamamoto, PhD

Robert B. Forney Professor Emeritus of Toxicology

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Stark investigators, IU Indianapolis

Stephen L. Boehm, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Charles R. Goodlett, PhD

Chancellor's Professor of Psychology

Alexy Kuznetsov, PHD

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

Leonid Rubchinsky, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences

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Cristine Czachowski, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Nicholas J. Grahame, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology

Marian L. Logrip, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychology