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Partnerships & Affiliated Initiatives

The Yale Program in Addiction Medicine collaborates with a wide range of partners housed within the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and beyond, to achieve its research aims. These partnerships and affiliated initiatives contribute to interdisciplinary innovation and drive impact in the form of policy and practice change at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA)

Affiliated Faculty: E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS; David A. Fiellin, MD; Lynn E. Fiellin, MD; Gregg Gonsalves, PhD; Lauretta Grau, PhD; Robert Heimer, PhD; Amy C. Justice, MD, PhD; Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH; Ryan McNeil, PhD; Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS; Brent Moore, PhD; Benjamin Oldfield, MD, MHS; Ijeoma Opara, PhD, LMSW, MPH; Manuel Paris Jr., PsyD; Yusuf Ransome, MPH, DrPH; Sandra Springer, MD; David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN

The Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) was established in 1997 and is currently New England's only National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded AIDS research center. CIRA brings together scientists from 25 different disciplines and three institutions including Yale University, The Institute for Community Research and the Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) at the University of Connecticut. At Yale, faculty from five different schools participate in CIRA, including the Yale School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Law School, Yale Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Yale School of Nursing. Included in the Center’s robust research portfolio is ongoing scholarship at the intersection of substance use and HIV.


Affiliated Faculty: Sandra A. Springer, MD

Integrating Substance Use Treatment with Infectious Disease for Everyone (InSTRIDE), or the Springer Lab, focuses on the intersection of substance use and infectious diseases. Current research focuses on treatments for opioid use disorder, specifically among persons with HIV and other infections, and the criminal justice population. The aim of this research is to improve the lives of persons with substance use disorder through both research and connecting people to community resources.

Meyer Lab

Affiliated Faculty: Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS

Under the leadership of Jaimie Meyer, MD, MS, the Meyer Lab conducts focused research on HIV and women’s health with particular attention to gender-responsive and trauma-informed prevention and treatment interventions for women involved in the criminal legal system, who have substance use disorders, and who are experiencing or have experienced intimate partner violence.


Affiliated Faculty: Lynn Fiellin, MD

The play2PREVENT Lab, led by Lynn Fiellin, MD, is located within the Center for Health and Learning Games in affiliation with the Child Study Center. Play2PREVENT develops and evaluates videogame interventions focused on behavior change, education, health, well-being, and social intelligence. Games developed by play2PREVENT target youth substance use, with particular attention to opioids, tobacco, and vaping products, as well as other topics such as sexual health.

Yale Institute of Global Health (YIGH) Global Addictions Network

Affiliated Faculty: Marek Chawarski, PhD; David Fiellin, MD; Abbe Gluck, JD; Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, MPH; Ryan McNeil, PhD; Srinivas Muvvala, MD, MPH; Marc Potenza, PhD; Jeanette Tetrault, MD; David Vlahov, PhD, RN, FAAN

The Yale Global Addiction Network is a multidisciplinary group of faculty within the Yale Schools of Medicine and Public Health focused on substance use and addiction research, clinical care, education, prevention, and policy with a global scope. Supported by the Yale Institute for Global Health and led by Marek Chawarski, PhD, the Global Addictions Network offers a space to discuss new collaborations, identify funding opportunities, and disseminate scholarship and clinical intervention innovations. The Yale-University of Jordan Joint Training Program in Addiction Medicine is among projects borne out of the network.