The Division of Addiction Science, Prevention and Treatment is comprised of three strong & inter-related components: Clinical/Treatment, Research, and Education/Training. The Division provides a distinctive environment for conducting addiction research and for training students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty. The strong relationship between the Division's research and clinical programs facilitates & accelerates the pace at which research is translated into clinical practice. Current Division addiction research programs and expertise include genetics, epidemiology, biomarkers of addiction and treatment response, medication development, human laboratory studies, clinical trials, deep brain stimulation, health and neurocognitive effects of cannabis use across the lifespan. Taken together, Division's clinical programs (ARTS, CeDAR) are one of the largest addiction clinical workforce training sites in the country including medical students, RNs, PAs, SW, psychiatry residents, child/adolescent & addiction psychiatry fellows.
Accelerate the pace at which advances in addiction research are translated into clinical practiceTrain the next generation of addiction researchers and clinicians
About Our Division Chair
The Division of Addiction Science, Prevention, and Treatment is the largest research-focused Division in the Department of Psychiatry with 9 research faculty and 15 federally funded grant awards among them. The Division also provides an unparalleled addiction research training and mentorship environment for medical students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty. The Division's research programs include basic science (i.e. genetics, epigenetics), human laboratory studies, medication and behavioral treatment development, deep brain stimulation, and clinical trials research, including affiliation with the NIAAA and NIDA Clinical Trials Networks. The Division is also known for research expertise in the effects of cannabis on neurocognition and health across the lifespan.
The Division of Addiction Science, Prevention & Treatment is nationally recognized as one of the premier addiction research training sites. ARTS and CeDAR--the region's largest addiction clinical training sites.
-Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS)--one of the largest substance use treatment providers in Colorado
-Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR, a division of UCHealth)
-CeDAR is located at AMC (ranked #1 addiction treatment program in Colorado, 11th nationally by U.S. News and World Report)
-Encompass co-occurring disorders clinic- evidence-based integrated adolescent mental health substance treatment program co-located in the outpatient psychiatry clinic