Victor  Hesselbrock, Ph.D.

Victor Hesselbrock, Ph.D.

Victor Hesselbrock, Ph.D., holds the Physicians Health Services Professor endowed chair in Addiction Studies and is Vice Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is currently the Principal Investigator and Scientific Director of the NIAAA funded Alcohol Research Center at the University of Connecticut and is co-PI of the Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism (COGA). He is a past President of the Research Society on Alcoholism, and has served on the National Advisory Council for the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). He is an associate editor for Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, a field editor for ADDICTION and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Other Drugs. Dr. Hesselbrock has been an active researcher in alcohol studies for almost 30 years and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles. His research interests include: the genetic epidemiology of alcoholism; co-morbid psychiatric conditions and alcoholism; and psychosocial and cognitive risk factors for alcoholism.