Laura Jean Bierut, MD

Associate Lead

Dr. Bierut, Principal Investigator, is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Her research focuses on environmental and genetic contributions to smoking behaviors and addiction. She also studies the genetics and environmental risks associated with breast cancer in African American women. Dr. Bierut is an active member in the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Genetics Consortium, a national group of scientists who are leading NIDA’s efforts to understand genetic causes of substance dependence.

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