Office of Research

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute


The mission of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute is to conduct and support substance abuse research at the University of Washington, and to disseminate research findings. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute serves as a focal point for alcohol and drug abuse research at the University of Washington and in the Northwest region, benefiting the citizens of Washington State by expanding our knowledge and making information available to health and social service professionals, policy makers, as well as to the public. The Institute's multidisciplinary staff of psychologists, epidemiologists, educators, public health experts, and information specialists work to further our understanding and reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drug abuse.

Funding Information:

WA State, grants and contracts

Reporting Structure:

Martha Somerman, Chair, Board of Health Sciences Deans and Stephanie Steppe, Executive Director, Health Sciences Administration

Center Details

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Director: Donovan, Dennis
Location: 1107 NE 45th St., Suite 120
Year Started: 1973
Administrator / Program Manager: Gavigan, Merrilee
Administering College/School: Health Science Administration 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Faculty Involvement: 13 Research Scientists, 2 Affiliated Faculty Researchers