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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
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
Denis Nash
Adjunct Associate Professor
Epidemiology
Deborah Hasin
Professor
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry) at the Columbia University Medical Center
Eric Schrimshaw
Associate Professor
Sociomedical Sciences 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
Interim Chair and 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 Rosen-Metsch
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
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
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)
George Musa
Assistant Professor of Clinical
Epidemiology (in Psychiatry)
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
Pia Mauro
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology

News & Features

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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.

 

 

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