The Alcohol Research Group at the Public Health Institute is home to a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and biostatisticians who collaborate on ARG studies and partner with researchers throughout the US and abroad.


Research Staff

The following section provides information about the research staff who are currently part of the Alcohol Research Group. By clicking on any of the highlighted names, you will obtain information about his or her educational background, research interests, research projects and select publications.

Jason C. Bond, PhD

Senior Biostatistician

Cheryl J. Cherpitel, DrPH

Senior Scientist, Associate Director of the National Alcohol Research Center & Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre on Alcohol Epidemiology and Injury

Paul A. Gilbert, PhD, MS

Associate Scientist

Thomas K. Greenfield, PhD

Center Director and Scientific Director; Senior Scientist

Lauren M. Kaplan, MA, PhD

Associate Scientist

Lee Ann Kaskutas, DrPH

Senior Scientist and Co-director of Training Grant

William C. Kerr, PhD

Senior Scientist; Center Associate Director

Won Kim Cook, PhD

Associate Scientist

Rachael Korcha, M.A.

Associate Scientist

Camillia Lui, PhD

Associate Scientist

Priscilla Martinez, MPhil, PhD

Associate Scientist

Amy Mericle, PhD

Associate Scientist

Nina Mulia, DrPH


Madhabika B. Nayak, PhD

Associate Scientist

Douglas L. Polcin, Ed.D

Senior Scientist

Jane A. Witbrodt, PhD

Associate Scientist

Yu Ye, MA


Sarah E. Zemore, PhD

Senior Scientist; Associate Director; Training Grant co-Director

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