G. Stephane Philogene, Ph.D.
Assistant Director for Policy and Planning
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
Division of Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives
Office of the Director, NIH
Victor M. Hesselbrock, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Psychiatry Physicians Health Services
Professor of Addiction Studies and Director, Alcohol Research Center
University of Connecticut
Dr. Hesselbrock holds the Physicians' Health Services endowed chair in Addiction Studies and is Principal Investigator and Scientific Director of the Department's NIAAA funded Alcohol Research Center. A member of the Department since 1978, Dr. Hesselbrock has developed a program of research focused on the identification of psychological and biological factors that contribute to the susceptibility for developing alcohol problems, including dependence. His current projects include a study of the deviance-proness model of alcoholism vulnerability, a study of alcohol dependence phenotypes among Alaskan Natives, and two studies related to the genetics of substance dependence. These include being a co-PI for the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) and being an investigator in multi-site studies of the genetics of cocaine and opiate dependence. Dr. Hesselbrock also is chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Medical School's General Clinical Research Center. He serves as an associate editor for Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, is an assistant editor for Addiction, and is on the editorial boards of several other addictions journals. He has also served on, and chaired, several NIH study sections and is currently a member of the National Advisory Council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the NIH Council of Councils. Dr. Hesselbrock is a past President of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA).
Michie N. Hesselbrock, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Michie is currently working on the Collaborative Study on Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA) project as one of the investigators. She was the Zacks Professor and Director of the PhD Program at the University Of Connecticut School of Social Work until her retirement in 2007. Her areas of specializations include psychiatric epidemiology, substance use disorders, and mental health research with special focus in gender and ethnic differences and co-occurring disorders, and evaluation of prevention and intervention programs in substance abuse.
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)