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.                          

Fall 2021 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



CABC 2020-2021 Virtual Seminar Series

Past presentations available on our YouTube channel

Spring 2021 Seminar Series

Following is the schedule for the Spring 2021 virtual series.

Schedule for Spring 2021 CABC series

Fall 2020 Seminar Series

Following is the schedule for the Fall 2020 virtual series.

Picture of CABC Fall 2020 Seminar Schedule









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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In 2020, CABC and Together for Resilient Youth, created a unique partnership and symposium. TRY is 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 served both as the 2020 CABC Research Symposium and TRY Prevention 2020.  The event took place Friday, Sept. 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.         



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