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Thomas F. Babor, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Professor and Health Net, Inc. Endowed Chair in Community Medicine and Public Health
Academic Office Location:
Community Medicine and Health Care
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6325
Phone: 860-679-5459
Fax: 860-679-5463

Community Medicine Website

Dr. Babor spent several years in postdoctoral research training in social psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and subsequently served as head of social science research at McLean Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center in Belmont, MA. In 1982 he moved to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has served as the Scientific Director at the Alcohol Research Center and the interim Chair of the Psychiatry Department before moving to Community Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Babor is head of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care and directs an active research program. He is also Associate Editor-in-Chief and Regional Editor of the international journal, Addiction (Latest key findings, Wiley Blackwell homepage).

M.P.H.Harvard School of Public HealthPsychiatric Epidemiology
Ph.D.University of ArizonaSocial Psychology
M.A.University of ArizonaPsychology
B.A.Manhattan CollegePsychology

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipHarvard Medical SchoolResearch Fellow, NIMH Research Training Program in Social Psychiatry, Boston City Hospital
FellowshipUnited States GovernmentNational Defense Education Act Title IV Fellowship
PostdoctoralHarvard School of Public HealthPsychiatric Epidemiology Postdoctoral Fellowship
FellowshipGerman Marshall Fund Fellowship, Foreign Language Training Program for Social Scientists

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration AwardCentre for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs, Stockholm University
First Prize in Public Health CategoryBritish Medical Association
Medical Book Competition Alcohol: No Ordinary CommodityOxford University Press
The Jellinek Memorial PrizeUniversity of Toronto
Physicians Health Services Chair in Community Medicine and Public Health
Research Scientist Development Award National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Dr. Babor teaches Psychiatric Epidemiology, an elective in the Master of Public Health Program and serves as an advisor to graduate students.
Dr. Babor's research interests include screening, diagnosis, early intervention, and treatment evaluation, as well as cultural factors related to alcohol and drug problems.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Substance Abuse: Alcohol Use Disorders
    Babor, T.F., Kranzler, K.R., Haernandez-Avlia, C.A. and Ungemack, J.A. Psychiatry 2003 Jan;