The goal of the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center (RDAR) at the University of Nebraska is to create a sustainable nationally recognized collaborative dedicated to understanding the causes and impacts of rural drug use and its related challenges and harms. The Rural Drug Addiction Research (RDAR) Center functions as a critical integrative environment that orchestrates synergies to meet emerging funding opportunities related to drug use and rural health. At the RDAR Center, we believe that the most successful projects on the most difficult social problems draw from teams of researchers that represent a wide range of specialties, each conversant in the aims, skills, and techniques of fellow team members.
The RDAR Center is an integrated environment of complementary specialties that crosses disciplinary boundaries. Center members build from a common core of research support and collaborate to envision novel and cutting-edge methodologies in substance use research. The mission of the RDAR Center is to promote excellence in the social and behavioral sciences to solve substance use disorders and disseminate these findings to scientists, clinicians, policy makers, and local communities. Our team coordinates, supports, and mentors social and behavioral health scientists in a collaborative environment of transdisciplinary expertise and shared resources.