The Center on Addiction & Behavior Change (CABC) aims to translate basic research advances in brain and behavioral science into effective prevention, early intervention and treatment of addiction and other behavior disorders. CABC convenes regular seminars in fall and spring semesters, plus an annual symposium.
Annual Research Symposium
CABC also sponsors a major research symposium in April each year.
For 2019, the topic was "Altered States of Cannabis Regulation: How Science Can Affect Policy."
Ed Levin, PhD, directs the CABC. He is Chief of the Neurobehavioral Research Lab in the Psychiatry Department of Duke University Medical Center. He is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, with secondary Duke appointments in the departments of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Nicholas School of the Environment. His primary research effort is to understand basic neural interactions underlying cognitive function and addiction and to apply this knowledge to better understand cognitive dysfunction and addiction disorders and to develop novel therapeutic treatments.
CABC brings together faculty from across campus who are interested in addiction and behavior change. Schools of Medicine, Public Policy, and Law are among those represented.