BUSM’s Domenic A. Ciraulo, MD, was appointed as the chairman of the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) study section AA-3, which reviews all grant applications requesting funding for clinical studies of treatments for alcoholism and health services research on alcoholism. He has been funded by NIAAA for more than 18 years, serving as a Principal Investigator at the BUSM site for the COMBINE study, PI on his own R01 grants, and mentor for a number of K awards.
Ciraulo is the chairman of the department of psychiatry at BUSM and chief of psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. He is internationally recognized as an expert in medication development and clinical trial methodology in alcoholism and addiction therapies. His research in alcoholism and addiction focuses on medication development, the interaction of psychosocial therapy and medication therapy, neuroimaging, and clinical psychopharmacology.
He has served on several national committees, including FDA advisory panels, NIH scientific review groups, and the American Psychiatry Association’s Council on Addiction Psychiatry. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology and serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse. Ciraulo has authored or co-authored more than one hundred fifty papers and book chapters and co-edited five books. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1975, was a psychiatric resident at the Institute of Living from 1975-77, and Chief Resident of the Somatic Therapies Unit, Clinical Fellow Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center from 1977-78.