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.

CABC brings together faculty from across campus who are interested in addiction and behavior change, including faculty from School of Medicine, Public Policy, and Law.      

Seminar Series


Time/day: Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 pm

Location: In-person, unless noted otherwise (DIBS Cube - Multipurpose Room B035)

Most seminars are recorded and are freely available on the DIBS's YouTube channel and below.

Please send any questions about the CABC Seminar Series to Ed Levin,


FAll 2023


October 2023

October 19, 12:00-1:00: TK Li Lecture, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Room 0400 Duke North Pavilion

Tobacco Addiction and Psychopathology

Eden Evins, MD, MPH, Harvard University



Watch Past CABC Seminars

2022 - 2023

2021 - 2022

2020 - 2021

Past Seminars

DateTitle, Speaker, Contact Information

Jan 26

Tobacco use pharmacotherapy - innovative approaches to real world situations

James Davis, M.D., Duke University


Feb 9

The interaction between stress and drinking in an animal model: relevance for PTSD

Joyce Besheer, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


*recorded seminar available here for Duke University affiliates (NetID login required)

Feb 23

The Struggle Is Real: The Role of Insular Cortex Circuitry in Stress Response and Alcohol Abstinence

Samuel Centanni, PhD, Wake Forest University


Mar 9

Addiction to Alcohol and Nicotine: Neurobiological Substrates and Pharmacological Exploitations

Yousef Tizabi, PhD, Howard University


Mar 30

Sex/Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorder

Wendy Lynch, PhD, University of Virginia


**Virtual only - Zoom link:**

Apr 6

Immune Mechanisms Underlying Alcohol-Induced Behavioral Pathology and Degeneration

Leon Coleman, MD, PhD, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill


Apr 20

HIV and substance use comorbidity: from social to neural networks

Christina Meade, PhD, Duke University


Apr 27

Parental Substance Use and Developmental Outcomes: Implications for Prevention 

Rina Das Eiden, PhD, Penn State University


(co-sponsored w/ the Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience)

Date/TimeTitle, Speaker, Contact Information

Thurs, Sept 22

2:00 pm

Boosting nicotine replacement efficacy with monoaminergic co-treatments

Edward D. Levin, Ph.D., Duke University


Thurs, Oct 6

2:00 pm

The Long Hangover: Persistent neurobiological and behavioral effects of adolescent intermittent ethanol

Kati Healy, Ph.D., Duke University


Wed, Oct 19

12:00 pm

Teaching Undergraduate Students about Drug Abuse

Amir Rezvani, PhD., Duke University


Thurs, Nov 10

12:00 pm

TK Li Lecture in the Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Inequities in Addiction Treatment for Racial and Ethnic Minoritized Populations: How to Move Forward

Ayana Jordan, MD; New York University

Different Zoom link:

Thurs, Nov 17

2:00 pm

The effects of smoking and smoking cessation on stress, cognition, and DNA methylation

Merideth Addicott, Ph.D., Wake Forest University


(co-sponsor Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience)

Via Zoom or in person, LSRC B035 (DIBS Cube)

Different Zoom link:

Thurs, Dec 1

2:00 pm

Title: Comorbid Alcohol Use/Disorders and Mental Illness: Psychiatric, Neural, Behavioral, Familial Risk Factors

Elizabeth Lippard, PhD., University of Texas, Austin


(co-sponsor Center for the Study of Adolescent Risk and Resilience)

Via Zoom or in person, LSRC B035 (DIBS Cube)

Different Zoom link:
Flyer for list of CABC seminar speakers Spring 2022

Past events

2022/02/22: Marijuana Legalization: Brain Science, Community Impact, and Risk Prevention

In conjunction with Together for Resilient Youth (TRY) , the Duke Center on Addiction & Behavior Change (CABC) held an online event entitled, "Marijuana Legalization: Brain Science, Community Impact, and Risk Prevention" that 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. Watch the full symposium and view the speaker line-up below.