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Peter M. Monti, Ph.D. Director
Dr. Peter Monti is a Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies and Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. He is also a senior career research scientist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. A recognized leader in understanding the biobehavioral mechanisms that underlie addictive behavior as well as its prevention and treatment, Dr. Monti has published approximately 200 papers, monographs, and chapters. These are primarily focused in the areas of assessment, mechanisms, early intervention, and treatment. During this past year he has lectured both nationally and internationally. He recently completed two books: Treating Alcohol Dependence: A Coping Skills Training Guide and The Tobacco Dependence Treatment Handbook: A Guide to Best Practices.
His contributions to the addictions field have been both theoretical and applied. Dr. Monti has trained hundreds of students, primarily psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows. He is presently PI on three major research grants: a basic mechanisms research program focused on understanding how a pharmacological agent affects craving for alcohol in the natural environment; a trauma unit assessment and brief intervention project that incorporates significant others into the treatment; and an adolescent smoking intervention project that focuses on promotion of both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to change. A fourth grant, funded through his continuous Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review Program, focuses on olanzapine and cue reactivity.
Dr. Monti regularly serves on numerous scientific review committees, including those for NIAAA and NIDA and the VA Merit Review Board for Alcohol and Drug Dependence. He was appointed chair of NIAAA's Portfolio Review Committee-a committee charged with helping to chart the course for the Alcohol Institute for the next five- to ten-year period and was recently appointed to NIAAA's Extramural Advisory Board. He has sat on numerous editorial boards of scientific journals and was recently appointed to the board of the Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse. He was recently appointed editor of the Center's publication, the Brown University Digest of Addiction Theory and Application. He currently holds fellowship status in Divisions 12, 18, and 50 of the American Psychological Association and is a fellow of the American Psychological Society. In 2003 he received the Distinguished Researcher Award from Section VIII of Division 12. Dr. Monti was on the Board of Trustees of Stonehill College and the Board of Directors of the Research Society on Alcoholism and currently sits on the Board of Directors of S.M.A.R.T. Recovery International. In 2002 Dr. Monti was presented with the Musiker-Merenda Award by the Rhode Island Psychological Association for his "outstanding contributions to mental health and psychology". He was the recipient of the Association of Medical School Psychologists Distinguished Researcher Award in 2003 and of the Research Society on Alcoholism's (RSA) Distinguished Researcher Award in 2006. He is past President of the RSA. He serves on the NIH Council for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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