Brain Reseach on Addiction and Veterans' Emotions (BRAVE)

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

We envision a multidisciplinary team that unites under the common goal of providing novel, innovative, and exciting science to improving treatment outcomes for Veterans with addiction. The combination of fields such as psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, computer science, and others will allow us to create a multifaceted approach to our research questions. We believe strongly in using this platform to train and mentor future scientists interested in a clinically translatable approach to science. 

​Addiction is a huge problem among combat Veterans and the one-size-fits-all approach to treatment does not work for everyone. The BRAVE Lab is about getting the Veterans with addiction the right treatment at the right time. We currently have two ongoing studies, BRAVE and BRASS. 

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The BRAVE Team 

    Andrew Rauch, B.S.
    Research Coordinator
    Rachel Hughes, M.S.
    Practicum Student
    Claudia B. Padula, Ph.D.
    Principal Investigator
    Candice Dwyer, M.A.
    Research Coordinator