The National Alcohol Research Center’s Scientific Advisory Board supports and helps guide our ongoing work and provides advice in planning future activities. Members include both University of California faculty and external scientists experienced with alcohol epidemiology and research center operations. Members also have expertise in disparities research on alcohol and health, both in the US and internationally with each bringing a unique set of skills to the work we do. Board members also represent the disciplines that are at the heart of the Center’s scientific program including public health, epidemiology, medicine, economics, psychology, public policy, genetics, neuropharmacology and psychopharmacology.
Our most recent member is Maristela G. Monteiro, MD, PhD, a senior adviser on alcohol and substance abuse at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization Regional office for the Americas.
Other members include Cindy L. Ehlers, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Neuropharmacology, The Scripps Research Institute, in LaJolla, California, who has expertise in understanding genetic and environmental risk factors for alcoholism in underrepresented populations.
Rhonda Jones-Webb, DrPH, Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, has been a member of our board since XXXX, and brings her extensive knowledge of alcohol epidemiology and policy with a focus on race, class and neighborhood influences.
Tim Stockwell, PhD, Director of f the Center for Addictions Research of British Columbia at the University of Victoria, who was a recipient of the 2013 EM Jellinek Memorial Award for his alcohol policy research, has also covered liquor licensing and other regulatory issues, taxation and minimum pricing, local and national influences on mortality and morbidity, alcohol casualties and emergency rooms, and measurement of consumption patterns and consequences.
Jürgen Rehm PhD, Co-Head of the Public Health and Regulatory Policy section at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada, also holds a Chair in Addiction Policy, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Dr. Rehm has published over 700 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on issues related to substance use and abuse, mainly related to epidemiology, economics and policy.
The new Dean of the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Stefano Bertozzi, PhD, has also served as a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he directed the HIV and tuberculosis programs, and led a team that managed the foundation’s portfolio of grants in HIV vaccine development, biomedical prevention research, diagnostics, and strategies for introduction and scaling-up of interventions.