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Our Team 

Our program is an established research collaboration of senior investigators, experienced clinicians and researchers complemented by research technicians. The Clinical Studies Unit staff consists of a 14 member team including five psychiatrists, a psychologist, two nurses, a pharmacologist and five full-time research staff. Our team has extensive experience in alcohol and drug abuse treatment research. 

Domenic Ciraulo, MD
Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Principal Investigator
Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC (1975)
Residency: Institute of Living, Hartford, CT (1977)
Post Residency: Clinical Fellowship in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (1978); Chief Resident, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Boston, MA (1978)
Board Certifications: Psychiatry; Addiction psychiatry

Ofra Sarid-Segal, MD
Medical Director and Principal Investigator
Study Physician
Assistant Professor at Boston University
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel (1984)
Residency: Institute of Living, Hartford, CT (1989)
Board Certifications: Psychiatry; Addiction Psychiatry

Chris Streeter, MD
Study Physician
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH (1984)
Residency: Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston, MA (1989)
Post Residency: Chief Resident, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston, MA (1992)
Board Certification: Neurology; Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry

Joanna Buczek, MD
Study Physician
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of  Medicine
Medical School: Medical University of Silesia, Poland (1992)
Residency: Boston University Psychiatry Residency Program (2000)
Chief Resident, Boston University Psychiatry Residency Program (2001)
Fellowships: Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Boston University/Boston VA (2002); Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Boston University/Bedford VA (2003)
Board Certification: Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry

Eric Devine, PhD
Project Coordinator and Study Therapist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University
Graduate Program: Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH (1996)
Internship: Boston Veterans Administration/Tufts Consortium, Boston, MA (1997)
Postdoctoral Fellowship: Boston Veterans Administration Hospital, Boston, MA (1999)

Clifford Knapp, PhD
Psychopharmacologist
Associate Professor at Boston University

Laurie Sickles, RN
Research Nurse

Ann Marie Ciraulo, RN
Research Nurse

Courtney Richambault
Research Project Manager

Meg Waters
Study Coordinator

Megan Putnam
Study Coordinator

Mathew Biondolillo
Research Assistant

Jennifer Valois
Research Assistant

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Call: 888.41.Change or
888.412.4264
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Boston Medical Center
Clinical Studies Unit
Department of Psychiatry
Doctors Office Building
Suite 1150
720 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118


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