Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research (CASAR)

The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse is dedicated to conducting research that will help adolescents, young adults, and their families address their alcohol and other drug use, problem gambling, and other addictions or harmful behaviors. Aim to reduce the harmful effects of these behaviors and promote a healthy way of life.

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Research Team

Principal Investigator:
Sheila Specker, MD

John Grabowski, PhD

Program Staff:
Robyn Birkeland, PhD
Andria Botzet, MA
Christine Dittel, BS