Center and ARG researchers maintain numerous national and international and US national collaborations, ranging from grant partners, sub-awards, and other institutional agreements. The following provide examples of current or recent partnerships and projects that extend the reach and breadth of the work conducted through the Center and ARG’s independent R-mechanism NIH grants.
Statens institutt for rusmiddelforskning (SIRUS; The Norwegian Institute for Alcohol and Drug Research, Oslo): Associate Scientist Priscilla Martinez and Scientific Director Thomas K. Greenfield are collaborating on developing a Norwegian registry-based project Parents drinking and outcomes in their children as young adults – substance use, mental health and unemployment whose leader is Dr. Ingunn Olea Lund at Statens institutt for rusmiddelforskning (SIRUS).
World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Alcohol Epidemiology and Injury: (Cheryl Cherpitel, Director). This Center works closely with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), especially Maristela Monteiro, ARG’s Center Scientific Advisory Board member, in the development and training for collaborative ER studies in a number of Caribbean, Central American and South American countries. The research continues to provide information on multinational injury outcomes related to drinking.
Pan American Health Organization, Washington, DC: Cheryl Cherpitel, as Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Alcohol Epidemiology and Injury, is continuing work with Maristela Monteiro in conducting emergency department studies on alcohol and injury throughout Central and South America and the Caribbean.
Polish Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland: Cheryl Cherpitel is continuing her collaborations with Jacek Moskalewicz, building on an epidemiologic study in two EDs in Poland and a randomized clinical control trial of brief intervention in the ED, to now examining at the intractive effects of alcohol with drug use and risk of injury.
National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico City: Cheryl Cherpitel is continuing her long-term collaborative relationship with Guilherme Borges in research on alcohol and injury data from the Emergency Room Collaborative Alcohol Analysis Project (ERCAAP)/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborative Study on Alcohol and Injury and on research related to Mexican-origin and Mexican residents living in sister cities along the Texas-Mexico border and off-border locations.
Aarhus University and the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Copenhagen, Denmark: Professor Kim Bloomfield and Director Tom Greenfield are continuing their collaborations, now focused on comparative study of Alcohol’s Harms to Others in Denmark and the US.
University of Victoria, Centre for Addiction Research of British Columbia: Cheryl Cherpitel, Thomas K. Greenfield and Willaim C. Kerr have ongoing collaborations with Professor Tim Stockwell, ARG’s Center Scientific Advisory Board Member and other researchers of CARBC involving various lines of research of ERs (Cherpitel), alcohol measurement and drinking guidelines (Greenfield and Kerr).
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and University of Toronto: Thomas K. Greenfield and William C. Kerr have been working with scientists Jürgen Rehm, ARG’s Center Scientific Advisory Board member, Norman Giesbrecht and Katherine Graham for many years on a number of projects involving alcohol-related mortality and morbidity, population surveys, cross-national population studies, such as the GENACIS project—Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: an International Study, alcohol intake pattern measurement, age-period-cohort trend studies, alcohol policies, policy opinions, and alcohol’s harms to others, among other topics.
Sangath, Povirem, Goa India: Tom Greenfield and Madhabika Nayak have been working with Professor Vikram Patel, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Aravind Pillai, Columbia University, on continuing research derived from Sangath/ARG Community Surveys in urban and rural Goa related to alcohol and risk of HIV/AIDS.
Center for Alcohol Policy Research (CAPR), La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia: Thomas K. Greenfield , William C. Kerr, and Cheryl Cherpitel have been working closely with CAPR Director Robin Room on a variety of research including cross-national population studies, such as the GENACIS project—Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: an International Study, age-period-cohort trend studies and ER studies, among other topics.
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK: Thomas K. Greenfield, William C. Kerr is providing support on the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model, and working with University of Sheffield researchers Petra Meier, John Holmes, and Robin Purhouse on a quantitative modeling project, including agent-based modeling to operationalize various theories of alcohol use behaviors.
Organizational and University Partnerships in the US
BrightOutcome Inc: Center scientists are subcontracted to develop a multilingual alcohol measure catalog/administration tool under an SBIR mechanism funded by NIAAA. The goal of this project is to create a multi-platform tool to catalog instruments and measures translated into Spanish and Asian languages, which will also include their psychometric characteristics where available.
Prevention Research Institute: With a small contract from PRI we have compared the Prevention Research Institute’s low-risk drinking guidelines to the somewhat different NIAAA Rethinking Drinking guidelines using NAS and NESARC data. Several other projects are in the planning stage.
Friends Research Institute: Douglas L. Polcin and Rachael Korcha have been working with Senior Scientist Gantt Galloway on a variety of studies assessing innovative treatments for methamphetamine and alcohol disorders.
Other NIAAA Alcohol Research Centers: Thomas K. Greenfield together with other Center scientists, Madhabika Nayak, William C. Kerr, Lee Ann Kaskutas and Yu Ye, have been working with Henry Kranzler and, Raymond Anton, of other centers, and Raye Litton, of NIAAA, on detailing risks of experiencing alcohol use disorders given particular current drinking patterns in a) the US general population and b) drinkers who have sought help and/or been treated for alcohol problems at an earlier time than the current year (i.e., those ‘in recovery’). Thomas K.Greenfield, Katherine Karriker- Jaffe and Deidre Patterson have been working with Cindy Ehlers, ARG’s Center Scientific Advisory Board member and David Gilder on American Indian/Alaska Native drinking patterns and alcohol-related problems.
University of Minnesota School of Public Health: Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, Nina Mulia, Sarah E. Zemore and Thomas K. Greenfield have been working with Rhonda Jones-Webb, ARG’s Center Scientific Advisory Board member, and Laura Schmidt from UCSF University of California San Francisco, Institute for Health Policy Studies and University of California San Francisco, Center on Social Disparities in Health, on research projects concerned with alcohol-related racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in the US adult population.
University of North Dakota: Thomas K. Greenfield, Madhabika Nayak and Won Kim Cook have been working with Professor Sharon Wilsnack under ARG subawards to conduct numerous analyses related to the 38-country GENACIS project—Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: an International Study. They are now planning international research on Alcohol’s Harms to Others.
University of California Los Angeles: William C. Kerr is involved with a project led by Dr. Mark Kaplan involving analyses of the impact of the recession on alcohol-related suicides. This project also involves collaborations with the University of Toronto, Oregon Health and Sciences University and the Prevention Research Center, an NIAAA Alcohol Research Center.
National Alcoholic Beverage Control Association (NABCA): William C. Kerr has served on the Public Health Advisory Committee for this organization since 2007 and has developed an annotated bibliography of alcohol policy research and conducted several other research and dissemination projects for them. NABCA is a non-profit organization representing state government alcohol control systems. Thomas K. Greenfield has also been involved in these projects.