Center on Addiction & Behavior Change

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.


Picture of Ed LevinEd 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.

Affiliated Faculty

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.                          

Seminar Series

Wednesdays, noon to 1:00 pm (virtual)

Login Info: (these meetings will be recorded unless speaker requests for it to not be) Please contact Tyler Lee at for Zoom access

Series Contacts:

Ed Levin, Ph.D., CABC, 919-681-6273
Tyler LeeDIBS; 919-613-5025


Spring 2022 Seminar Series

Past presentations available on our YouTube channel

2022 Virtual Annual Research Symposium                                                                       

Marijuana Legalization: Brain Science, Community Impact, and Risk Prevention

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022, 9am-3pm
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In conjunction with Together for Resilient Youth (TRY) , the Duke Center on Addiction & Behavior Change (CABC) held an online event titled "Marijuana Legalization: Brain Science, Community Impact, and Risk Prevention" which explored the many aspects of marijuana's influence including what happens in the brain, how it affects adolescents and how society is working to change its approach towards it. Additional group discussion included balancing legalization with the risks to brain health.        

You can view the recording of the conference on YouTube here.


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