The External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee guides Center strategy toward effectiveness and sustainability. These expert researchers in drug use research, HIV/HCV infection, neuro-imaging/neurology, and the behavioral health provide independent advice regarding overall Center performance. Members of the EAC meet with RDAR members twice per year to provide constructive evaluations of the Center. The EAC also plays an important role in the selection of new Project Leaders by helping to rank a shortlist of candidates prepared by RDAR Center Director Dombrowski in consultation with the Associate Center Directors and the Internal Mentoring and Advisory Committee.



The EAC Team


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Jennifer Havens

Jennifer HavensUniversity of Kentucky

Dr. Havens is a Professor and epidemiologist at the University of Kentucky with an appointment in the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research.

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Stephen Higgins

Stephen HigginsThe University of Vermont

Higgins is the Director of Vermont Center on Behavior and Health, and the Behavioral Pharmacology of Drug Dependence Training Program. Higgins is also Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont.

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Rajita Sinha

Rajita SinhaYale School of Medicine

Sinha, Ph.D., is the Foundations Fund Professor of Neurobiology and Child Study at the Yale School of Medicine.

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Eric Donny

Eric DonnyWake Forest School of Medicine

Donny is a Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology at Wake Forest School of Medicine.


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