Faculty Profile – Tom Babor

Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Thomas Babor, Ph.D, MPH

I am currently a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. I teach several courses in the Graduate Program in Public Health (Clinical and health services research, Alcohol and drug policy, Research integrity and careers in addiction science) and manage the Graduate Certificate Program in Addiction Science, which provides advanced training to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in alcohol and drug research. I am Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

My academic training is in social psychology, addiction science and psychiatric epidemiology. I have done a considerable amount of clinical research on the treatment and secondary prevention of substance use disorders, with over 160 peer reviewed publications and 35 books, edited volumes, manuals and reports dealing with treatment, policy and early intervention. I have worked with the World Health Organization on the development of Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and the Alcohol, Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST), and continue to serve as an advisor on treatment systems development and alcohol control policy.