Sandra A. Brown, PhD

Co-Director, Coordinating Center, ABCD Study

Dr. Brown is Vice Chancellor for Research and a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.

Dr. Brown’s research has yielded pioneering information on adolescent addiction and the relapse process for youth, as well as long term outcomes for clinical samples of youth who have experienced alcohol and drug problems. She is past President of Division 50 (Addictions) of the American Psychological Association, is on the executive board of numerous scientific organizations, and has over 320 publications. Dr. Brown helped lead the effort by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to establish national screening guidelines for youth. She currently directs the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA).