Vanderbilt Addiction Center


The Vanderbilt Addiction Center fosters broad interdisciplinary collaborative research across the various Vanderbilt research groups and collaborators at other institutions.

Basic Research

Faculty affiliated with the Vanderbilt Addiction Center conduct broadly ranging research examining the basic neurobiology of addiction and related brain processes.  Approaches include basic neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, and neuroimaging to address addiction vulnerability, reslience, learning and memory, mood, and neurotoxicity.

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Clinical Research

Clinical research conducted by Vanderbilt Addiction Center investigators spans a broad group of primary addictive disorders and related conditions.  These studies include clinical trials, drug-induced toxicity, psychiatric disorders associated with co-morbid addictions, temperament and personality, developmental risk, cognition and mood, pharmacological and genetic influences, and overeating and obesity.

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Methods Research

Methods research at Vanderbilt includes neurochemistry and neuroimaging across a broad spectrum of systems and models that are pertinent to advance the study of addiction and other conditions.

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