About

The Recovery Research Institute is a leading nonprofit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, dedicated to the advancement of addiction treatment & recovery.

Enhancing Recovery Through Science

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Addiction is one of the greatest public health crises of our time, with staggeringly high rates of mortality, disease & disability.

We need scientific research to improve the effectiveness of addiction treatment & recovery efforts, to find out what is & what is not working, & why certain pathways to recovery work for some individuals & not others.

At the Recovery Research Institute, we know that stable & long-term recovery from alcohol & other drug use disorders is possible. Rates of recovery can continue to be improved through focused scientific investigation & a commitment to public education.

 

Founded in 2012 by Dr. John F. Kelly, the Recovery Research Institute is a team of innovative scientists working through:

  1. research
  2. education
  3. outreach

to enhance recovery through science, conducting & disseminating the most up-to-date research findings for individuals, families, healthcare professionals & policymakers alike.

 

 

READ OUR INSTITUTE UPDATE: Letter from the Director 2017

RESEARCH

Our groundbreaking research has changed everything from the way addiction is talked about, to the way it is treated, with notable findings that:

EDUCATION

We translate the technical science of addiction medicine to allow audiences at every level of expertise to understand & engage with important findings.

OUTREACH

From grassroots to government, we inform the conversation on addiction recovery & treatment.

 

(left) Former Director of ONDCP Michael Botticelli and Dr. John F. Kelly; (right) British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with addiction leaders

(left) Former Director of ONDCP Michael Botticelli and Dr. John F. Kelly; (right) British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with addiction leaders

 

MISSION

To enhance the public health impact of addiction recovery science through the summary, synthesis, & dissemination of scientific findings and the conduct of novel research.

Your support is needed to make this life-saving research possible. Join us in working to end this crisis.

PHILANTHROPIC PRIORITIES

To conduct research on successful sustained recovery, predictors of relapse & emerging treatment technologies to enhance long-term recovery outcomes.

To increase efforts to advise state & federal governments about empirically-informed national alcohol & other drug strategy.

To train the next generation of scientists in addiction research.

 

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Leadership

Harvard Professor, Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute John Kelly
Founder & Director

John F. Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER CAROL MCDAID

Carol McDaid

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER ARTHUR EVANS

Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D.

FORMER DRUG CZAR MICHAEL BOTTICELLI

Michael Botticelli

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER BILL WHITE

William L. White

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER KEITH HUMPHREYS

Keith Humphreys, Ph.D.

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER PHIL VALENTINE

Phillip Valentine

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER JOANNE PETERSON

Joanne Peterson

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER DAVID BEST, PH.D.

David Best, Ph.D.

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER SUSAN BRODERICK

Susan Broderick

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE BOARD MEMBER DR. TOM HORVATH

A Thomas Horvath, Ph.D.

Staff

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER brandon bergman, PH.D.
Associate Director

Brandon Bergman, Ph.D.

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER ALEXANDRA PLANTE
Director of Communications

Alexandra Plante, M.A.

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER Dr. Bettina Hoeppner
Senior Research Scientist

Bettina Hoeppner, Ph.D.

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER DAVID EDDIE, PH.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow

David Eddie, Ph.D.

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER CORRIE VILSAINT, PH.D.
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Corrie Vilsaint, Ph.D.

DR. LAUREN HOFFMAN - RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE RESEARCH SCIENTIST
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Lauren Hoffman, Ph.D.

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER NILO SOHY
Senior Research Coordinator

Nilo Fallah-Sohy

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER NATE KELLY
Research Coordinator

Nate Kelly

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER ALEXANDRA ABRY
Research Coordinator

Alexandra Abry

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT - STAFF PROFILE
Communications Assistant

Andrea Royo

RECOVERY RESEARCH INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBER GREGORY ACAMPORA, PH.D.
Contributor

Gregory Acampora, MD, Ph.D.

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