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


Peter M. Monti, Ph.D. — Director

           Dr. Peter Monti is the Donald G. Millar Distinguished Professor of Alcohol and Addiction Studies and Director of the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University. He also holds a senior career researcher and mentorship award from NIH. A recognized leader in understanding the biobehavioral mechanisms that underlie addictive behavior as well as its prevention and treatment, Dr. Monti has published approximately 300 papers, monographs, and chapters. These are primarily focused in the areas of assessment, mechanisms, early intervention, and treatment. During his career he has lectured both nationally and internationally. He is in the process of revising two of his earlier books: Treating Alcohol Dependence: A Coping Skills Training Guide and Adolescents, Alcohol and Substance Abuse: Reaching Teens Through Brief Interventions.

           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 research grants: a brief intervention for multi-risk behaviors as presented in the Emergency Department (this is the fourth competitive segment of this ongoing brief intervention research program) and a Center grant titled “Alcohol and HIV:  Biobehavioral Interactions and Intervention”.

           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. 

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