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Substance Dependence

New kinds of access, from e-cigarettes to marijuana, are changing the landscape of substance use. As the economic, developmental, and social dimensions of drug and alcohol use multiply, scientific knowledge of addiction continues to expand.

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Faculty in Substance Dependence

Angela Aidala
Associate Research Scientist
Sociomedical Sciences
Andrea Howard
Associate Professor
Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Amy Fairchild
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Brenda Merritt
Clinical Professor Emerita
Sociomedical Sciences
Carol Caton
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Denise Kandel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry)
Dale Hesdorffer
Professor
Epidemiology (in the Sergievsky Center) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Diana Hernandez
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Denis Nash
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Daniel Pilowsky
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Deborah Hasin
Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Eric Schrimshaw
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Ezra Susser
Professor
Epidemiology and Psychiatry
Francine Cournos
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology
Guohua Li
Professor
Epidemiology
Jeffrey Fagan
Professor
Epidemiology
James Colgrove
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Judith Jones
Special Lecturer \ Professor Emeritia of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Karolynn Siegel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lisa Metsch
Chair and Stephen Smith Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lynn Tepper
Clinical Professor
Behavioral Science (In Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry)
Mary Northridge
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Michael Wessells
Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Maureen Miller
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Neil Schluger
Professor
Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Peter Messeri
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Qixuan Chen
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics
Ronald Bayer
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Renee Goodwin
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Robert Fullilove
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Ruth Finkelstein
Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management (in the Columbia Aging Center)
Rafael Perez-Figueroa
Assistant Professor
Population and Family Health and Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center
Silvia Martins
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Wendy Chavkin
Special Lecturer/ Professor Emerita
Population and Family Health and Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Xinhua Liu
Professor
Biostatistics at the Columbia University Medical Center
Esteban Calvo
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Epidemiology (in the Columbia Aging Center)
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor of Clinical
Population and Family Health
Ellen Morrison
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Medicine at the Columbia University Medical Center
Helen-Maria Lekas
Associate Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Ana Navas-Acien
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Daniel Giovenco
Assistant Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Jemima Frimpong
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences
Charles Branas
Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor
Epidemiology

News & Features

Impairments in processing and using information that help with decision-making and planning simple tasks such as grocery shopping are linked with one’s frequency of alcohol or drug use according to a new study. Researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia
Adult marijuana use rose significantly in states that passed loosely regulated medical marijuana laws (MMLs) according to a new study by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center.  Highest increases were reported among adults ages 26 an
Use of marijuana in combination with alcohol by drivers is especially dangerous, according to a latest study conducted at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Drivers who used alcohol, marijuana, or both were significantly more likely to be responsible for causing fatal two

Just Published

Goodwin, R.D., Wall, M.M., Garey, L. … & Hasin, D.S. (2017). Depression Among Current, Former, and Never Smokers from 2005 to 2013: The Hidden Role of Disparities in Depression in the Ongoing Tobacco Epidemic. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. View abstract.

Martins, S.S., Segura, L.E., Santaella-Tenorio, J. … & Hasin, D.S. (2017). Prescription Opiod Use Disorder and Heroin Use Among 12-34 Year-Olds in the United States from 2002 to 2014. Addictive Behaviors. View abstract

Santaella-Tenorio, J., Mauro, C. M., Wall, M. M. ... & Martins, S.S. (2017). US Traffic Fatalities, 1985-2014, and Their Relationship to Medical Marijuana Laws. American Journal of Public Health. View abstract.

Brown, A., Gyllenberg, D. … & Sourander, A. (2016). Association of Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Exposure During Pregnancy With Speech, Scholastic, and Motor Disorders in Offspring. JAMA Psychiatry. View abstract.