Stress, Self-Control and Addiction: Interdisciplinary Research and Education (NIDA R25)
This R25 serves as the research and educational structure for the Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Stress, Self-Control and Addiction (IRCSSA) which unites the interdisciplinary projects for over 50 leading scientists with expertise in the interplay of stress, self-control and addictive behaviors.
The goals of the R25 component of the IRCSSA are to develop and implement educational programs and initiatives that
- foster and enhance the process of conducting team science and
- produce outcomes which advance a new interdisciplinary conceptualization of how stress decreases self-control and leads to addictive behaviors.
These goals are accomplished by developing and implementing:
- theme-based interdisciplinary Work Groups that integrate research strategies across the consortium
- a Core Seminar Series and Inter-Laboratory Faculty and Postdoctoral Training Programs that facilitate scientific interaction and training in new disciplines
- mentoring programs and institutional review processes that overcome obstacles to career development in interdisciplinary team science, and
- training and dissemination strategies that guide IRCSSA scientists in the rapid translation of research findings to the community and to those developing public policy.
Project 1: Interdisciplinary research on stress, self-control & addiction
- Rajita Sinha, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Child Study Center, Director, Yale Stress Center
- Jacob Kraemer Tebes, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, Child Study Center, and Epidemiology & Public Health (Consortium Evaluation)
Project 2: Ionic and second messenger basis of stress induced prefrontal cortex dysfunction
Project 3: Stress-induced compulsive behaviors: CRF regulation
Project 4: Stress, prefrontal cortex, and decision making
- Daeyeol Lee, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology
Project 5: Role of endocannabinoid signaling in stress-coping behavior
- Daniele Piomelli, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, UC Irvine
Project 6: Stress, neurodevelopment and the emergence of addictive behaviors in adolescence
- Hilary Blumberg, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Diagnostic Radiology and the Child Study Center, Director, Mood Disorders Research Program
- Linda Mayes, MD, Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, Child Study Center
Project 7: fMRI of stress & self-control in smoking & obesity
- Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Associate professor of Psychiatry, Director, Problem Gambling Clinic, Director, Women and Addictive Disorders Core, Women's Health Research at Yale
Project 8: Norepinephrine transporter imaging in alcohol dependence and obesity
- Alexander Neumeister, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Molecular Imaging Program of the Clinical Neuroscience Division
Project 9: Modeling stress-precipitated smoking lapse for medication development
- Sherry McKee, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director, Yale Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory
Project 10: Breaking addictive behaviors via attention and self control exercises
- Roy Baumeister, PhD, Francis Eppes Professor of Psychology, Florida State University
- Dianne Tice, PhD; Professor of Psychology, Florida State University
Project 11: Types of stressors and their impact on health related addictions: smoking, drinking and BMI
- Jody Sindelar, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health
Full time faculty or post-docs wishing to obtain training or research partnerships that will facilitate the goals of the consortium.
Please visit http://yalestress.org/ for more information on post-doctoral and faculty inter-laboratory training opportunities.