Albert J. Arias, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Alcoholism; Alcohol-Induced Disorders

Research Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center

Research Summary

Dr. Arias researches new treatments for addiction to alcohol. Dr. Arias also is interested in helping to personalize medical treatment by applying genetics to treatment research.

Extensive Research Description

Dr. Arias has worked on clinical trials for alcoholism for the last seven years, and continues to work on clinical trials of novel therapeutics to reduce drinking. Formerly a co-investigator at the Clinical Research and Evaluation Unit at University of Connecticut Health Center, he currently works as a co-investigator under the mentorship of Dr. Ismene Petrakis with her alcohol research group at the VA in West Haven. Dr. Arias is funded by an NIAAA K23 grant to study the medication zonisamide to treat alcoholism, and to further study state of the art clinical trial methods, as well as pharmacogenetics.

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Contact Info

Albert J. Arias, MD, MS
Office Location
VA Connecticut Healthcare
950 Campbell Avenue

West Haven, CT 06516
Mailing Address
950 Campbell Road
West Haven, VA 06516