NDRI Centers & Institutes
NDRI is composed of Centers and Institutes, as described below. The links below will take you to each Center's site, or if you prefer, you may instead click on the quick links to the left.
Institute for Biobehavioral Health Research conducts innovative interdisciplinary research that explores and involves all factors (e.g., biological, behavioral, social, cultural, and environmental) that may influence or impact the health of individuals, groups, and populations.
Center for Therapeutic Community Research -- The CTCR conducts systematic research on refining techniques and improving the effectiveness of treatment.
Deaf Research Projects - Research is conducted with deaf consumers across health topics. Health surveys on computer in American Sign Language are developed and implemented with various segments of the deaf community. Research areas include substance use, tobacco use, HIV knowledge and risk, mental health assessment, and curriculum development. Qualitative and quantitative research methods are incorporated into all research.
Institute for Infectious Disease Research - conducts research on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, other blood-borne and/or sexually transmitted infections, and perhaps other infectious diseases.
Center for the Integration of Research and Practice - The mission of CIRP is to integrate science and service in the treatment of substance abuse and related disorders, especially psychological disorders and criminal behavior. CIRP seeks to advance the knowledge dissemination and technology transfer efforts of NDRI, and to promote the use of "best practices" in the service field.
Institute for International Research on Youth at Risk - The goal of the Institute for International Research on Youth at Risk (YAR) is to advance comparative epidemiological research on the causes and consequences of illness and disease among adolescent and young adult populations living in urban environments. Working within an interdisciplinary context, and with funding from federal, state, city and private sources, we maintain a particular focus on STDs/HIV, drug abuse, homelessness, sexuality and violence.
Institute for Special Populations Research - focuses on substance use/abuse among diverse, at-risk populations. These include persons involved in criminal behaviors and persons from marginalized groups such as the poor, the homeless, and those from particular ethnic groups.
Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery - The research focus of the Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery (C-STAR) is to gain a greater understanding of the psychosocial factors and processes that contribute to the development of addictive behaviors as well as to the initiation and maintenance of stable recovery from addictions.
Center for Technology and Health - employs cutting-edge technologies to achieve a new level of understanding of health behavior and develops innovative tools that may effectively expand the reach of evidence-based and cost-effective, health-related interventions.
Training Institute - designs, develops and delivers training programs in the areas of substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment, as well as HIV/AIDS related medical and psychosocial issues. Other services include, Needs Assessment, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building, Webinar Capability, and Evaluation.
Institute for Treatment and Services Research - The Institute for Treatment and Services Research conducts efficacy and effectiveness health services research on all aspects of substance abuse treatment; especially innovative treatments and related services such as self-help for dually-diagnosed persons, peer mentoring for HIV-affected youth, job placement for methadone patients, and a nationwide survey of HCV services in drug treatment programs.