Name:

Dr Tom Babor

Job Title:

Associate Editor-in-Chief, Addiction

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Bio:

Dr. Babor is a Professor and Chairman in the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  He holds the University's Physicians Health Service endowed chair in Public Health and Community Medicine.  Dr. Babor received his doctoral degree in social psychology from the University of Arizona.  He spent several years in postdoctoral research training in social psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and subsequently served as head of social science research at McLean Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center in Belmont, Massachusetts.  In 1982, Dr. Babor moved to the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Connecticut.  He was the Scientific Director of the Alcohol Research Center between 1992 and 1994 and Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry between 1994 and 1998.  He has also served as Principal Investigator of the Coordinating Center of Project MATCH, as well as several other multi center clinical trials of treatment for alcoholism and drug abuse.  Since 1997 he has been chairman of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  He is Associate Editor-in-Chief as well as Regional Editor of the international journal, Addiction.  His research interests include alcohol and drug screening, diagnosis, early intervention, and treatment evaluation, as well as alcohol and drug policy.