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Lance Bauer, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1410
Phone: 860-679-4154
Fax: 860-679-4077

Dr. Lance Bauer is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and an Associate Scientific Director of the Alcohol Research Center. He is the Principal Investigator for a major scientific component of the Center grant. That 5-year project is a study of genetic and neurophysiological moderators of risk for an obese body mass response among 13-18 yo adolescents with alcohol and other substance use disorders. He has published extensively (>130 pubs) on the topics of genetic and personality risk factors, their neurophysiological correlates, and their contributions to treatment outcome in both adolescent and adult substance abusers. Dr. Bauer's research is also supported by other grants. He now, for example, devotes effort to the NIAAA-funded COGA project for which he is a co-investigator and member of its neurophysiology committee. In addition to his own research projects, Dr. Bauer plays a vital role in the activities of the Department of Psychiatry and the UCHC by serving on the ARC's Executive Committee, the Department of Psychiatry Executive Committee, the Scientific Advisory Committee for the GCRC, and the Senior Appointments and Promotions Committees for the School of Medicine. He is also involved in research at the national level. He is a member of the Research Society on Alcoholism and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. He is a former member of two committees for CPDD: (1) Publications and (2) Human Subject Research. Dr. Bauer is called upon frequently to provide grant reviews for regular study sections and special emphasis panels for the NIH Center for Scientific Review.  He has served as a research supervisor for 6 postdoctoral trainees and several medical students.

B.A.University of RochesterPsychology
Ph.D.Washington UniversityPsychology

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterNeurophysiology
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineAlcohol Research Center Department of Psychiatry
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Committee on Undergraduate Medical EducationEducation CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2019
CSR Adult Psychopathology and Disorders of AgingStudy SectionTemporary MemberExternalNational20182019
CSR Population and Public Health Approaches to HIV (PPAH)Study SectionTemporary memberExternalNational20162018
School of Medicine Senior Appointments and Promotions CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeReviewerUConn HealthUniversity2010
Chair/Co-Chair, Dept of Psychiatry Grand RoundsEducation CommitteeCo-ChairUConn HealthUniversity2010
CSR NeuroAIDS and Other End Organ Diseases (NAED) July 18 meetingStudy SectionRegular memberExternalNational20082017
ZAA1GG(32) NIAAA F31/F32 Review GroupStudy SectionRegular MemberExternalNational2008
Alcohol Research Center Executive CommitteeAdvisory CommitteeAssociate Scientific DirectorUConn HealthLocal1988

Genetic and personality risk factors for addiction or obesity treatment failure and their neurophysiological correlates.

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