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.

2020 Virtual Annual Research Symposium                                                                        Substance Use Prevention with Equity: A Community & Neuroscience-Based Approach, Friday, Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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This year, CABC is pleased to partner with Together for Resilient Youth, a Durham non-profit organization founded in 2003 and known locally, regionally and nationally for its work in service to the TRY mission: To prevent substance use among youth by reducing community risk factors through education, mobilization, and collaborative action. The virtual event will serve both as the 2020 CABC Research Symposium and TRY Prevention 2020.  The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information or to register, click HEREPlease note: Registration is now CLOSED.                                                                                            

CABC Fall 2020 Virtual Seminar Series

Following is the schedule for the Fall 2020 VIRTUAL series, on Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. 

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CABC Spring 2020 Seminar Series

Please note: As of March 16, 2020, all in-person campus meetings and conferences were canceled, due to public health concerns related to COVID-19, including the CABC seminars. 



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