At the Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies, we seek to explore the complex problems of drugs through multidisciplinary research and training, with a focus on the neuroscience of addictions and related neurobehavioral disorders.
The institute is led by F. Gerard Moeller, M.D., a preeminent researcher with a focus on brain imaging in addiction medicine. Moeller’s addiction research has been funded since 1996 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. His work is published in more than 110 peer-reviewed publications.
Moeller is also director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the university’s associate vice president for clinical research.
F. Gerard Moeller, M.D.
Director, Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
James M. Bjork, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and Toxicology
Lori Keyser-Marcus, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry
Ma Liangsuo, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Department of Radiology
Joel L. Steinberg, M.D.
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Jasmin Vassileva, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Department of Psychiatry
Michele A. Armstrong
Clinical research coordinator
Robert E. Cadrain
Sade Johns, Ph.D.