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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
Carol Caton
Professor of Clinical
Sociomedical Sciences (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Christine Mauro
Assistant Professor
Biostatistics 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
Deborah Hasin
Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
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
Katherine Keyes
Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Karolynn Siegel
Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Lynn Tepper
Clinical Professor
Behavioral Science (In Sociomedical Sciences and Dentistry)
Mary Ann Chiasson
Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Medicine)
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
Special Research Scientist / Professor Emeritus
Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Medical Center
Patrick Wilson
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences
Qixuan Chen
Associate 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
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management
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 CAC)
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
Joanne Csete
Associate Professor
Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center
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
Charles Branas
Gelman Endowed Professor
Epidemiology
Pia Mauro
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Christopher Morrison
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Seth Prins
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences
Tiffany Sanchez
Assistant Professor
Environmental Health Sciences
Kara Rudolph
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology
Jeremy Kane
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology

News & Features

Last week, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 530 confirmed and probable cases of a mysterious lung ailment related to vaping. So far, eight people have died. The outbreak appears linked to ingredients in counterfeit, black-market, and home-mixed vape liquids, parti
In a Lancet Psychiatry commentary, Morgan Philbin and Pia Mauro, assistant professors at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, offer their insights on the non-medical use of prescription drugs among U.S. young adults, and specifically on a study published by a team of research
Bisexual women had higher rates of past-year and daily marijuana use compared to heterosexual women, according to a study just published at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Gay/lesbian women were also more likely to report daily marijuana use and past-year medical marijua

Just Published

Fairchild, A.L., Lee, J.S., Bayer, R., & Curran, J. (2018). E-Cigarettes and the Harm-Reduction Continuum. New England Journal of Medicine. View abstract

 

Hernandez, D., Castellon, P.C., Fernandez, Y., Torres-Caradona, F.A., Parish, C., Gorshein, D., Vargas Vidot, J., Miranda de Leon, S., Rodriguez, A., Santana Bagur, J., Feaster, D.J., Schackman, B.R., Metsch, L.R. (2017). When "the Cure" is the Risk: Understanding How Substance Use Affects HIV and HCV in a Layered Risk Environment in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Health Educ Behav. View abstract

 

Giovenco, D.P. (2017). Smoke Shop Misclassification May Cloud Studies on Vape Shop Density. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. View abstract.

 

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.