Addiction Research Center Director
Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D.
Dr. Zucker is Professor of Psychology in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center (UMARC), and Director of the Substance Abuse Section in the Department of Psychiatry. He is also a Faculty Associate at the Institute for Social Research (Research Center for Group Dynamics) at Michigan. He is a past-president of the Division on Addictions of the American Psychological Association, a review editor for Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, as well as a consulting editor for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and Development and Psychopathology.
His major research focus has been the lifespan etiology of substance abuse, with a special interest in the development and clinical course of alcoholism. For 25 years, he has been Director of the Michigan Longitudinal Study. He is a participating investigator on a number of other UMARC projects concerning the genetics of alcoholism, brain mechanisms regulating addictive behavior, and studies of clinical course and outcome. He also is Director of an International Collaborative Substance Abuse Training program, He is the author of over 200 publications and the editor of 10 books. Dr. Zucker is also a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in clinical psychology.