Current research interests of faculty include trials of efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial and pharmacologic treatment of drug abuse, including tobacco dependence; innovative methodology including internet based studies; treatment of complex patients in innovative settings; diagnostic techniques and research on treatment tailored for HIV positive drug abusers and drug abusers with psychiatric and medical disorders; research on provision of services to drug abusing populations; and instrument development in drug abuse.
A variety of university-affiliated and community substance abuse programs are available as research sites. These include inpatient and outpatient setting programs that treat a range of problems related to drugs of abuse, including dependence on cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, and opiates. The program encourages close research involvement with your preceptor, and involvement in selected classes, seminars, and grant preparation.
The training program is supported in part by a Center grant, the San Francisco Treatment Research Center. Resources from other significant extramural funding and R01-level grants are also routinely available to scholars.
For more information on the program and about the application process, please visit the program website at http://ucsftrc.autoupdate.com/post_doctoral_program.vp.html.