Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies, Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences


Peter M. Monti, Ph.D. — Director

           Peter M. Monti, PhD is the Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies and Director, Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. He is also a senior career research scientist funded through a K05 from NIH. A recognized leader in understanding the bio-behavioral mechanisms that underlie addictive behavior as well as its prevention and treatment, Dr. Monti has published approximately 400 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 the second edition of Adolescents, Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

         Dr. Monti’s research interests are: (1) Adolescent substance abuse: Prevention and treatment; 2) Coping skills and relapse prevention; 3) Combined cognitive behavioral and pharmacological interventions; 4) Alcohol and HIV/sexual risk; 5) The impact of substance use on chronic diseases.

           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 two major center grants and on a T32 training grant. One center grant is focused on alcohol and HIV and the other on the impact of substance use on chronic disease.

           Dr. Monti regularly serves on numerous scientific review committees, including those for NIAAA and NIDA and the VA Merit Review Board. He was a long-time member of NIAAA's Portfolio Review Committee-a committee charged with helping to chart the course for the Alcohol Institute and has served on NIAAA's Extramural Advisory Board. He has sat on numerous editorial boards of scientific journals and was recently appointed to the board of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. 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 APA’s Division 12. 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. In 2012 he received the Distinguished Career Contribution Award from APA’s Division 50 and in 2013 he received the Marlatt Mentorship Award from RSA.  He is past President of the RSA and has served on the NIH Council for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. In 2018, he was the recipient of NIH’s Mendelson Award, for his long-standing contributions to the understanding and treatment of substance use disorders. He is a past president of the Research Society on Alcoholism.

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