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Nicolas Bertholet, MD, MSc, Joins the Editorial Board of Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence

We are pleased to welcome Nicolas Bertholet, MD, MSc, to the editorial board of Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Health: Current Evidence.


Dr. Bertholet received his doctoral degree in medicine from the University of Lausanne Medical School, Switzerland, in 2001. After several years of clinical training in primary care and psychiatry at the Lausanne University Hospital and the Clinical Epidemiology Center, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne, he obtained a grant to pursue additional training in addiction medicine in the United States. In 2006, he joined the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) unit at Boston University School of Medicine, where he worked closely with Dr. Richard Saitz, Editor of AODHCE, on research related to unhealthy alcohol use and where he earned his Master’s degree in epidemiology in 2008.


Dr. Bertholet returned to the Alcohol Treatment Center and Clinical Epidemiology Center in Lausanne in 2008, where he supervises resident and psychologist training in addiction medicine and continues his research on alcohol use, brief motivational interventions, and the processes of change involved in addiction. In addition to several articles in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Bertholet is coauthor with Dr. Saitz of “Screening and Brief Intervention for Pregnant Women,” in Principles of Addiction Medicine, 4th ed. (in press).


The addition of Dr. Bertholet as Associate Editor broadens the scope of AODHCE to include the latest evidence-based research in addiction medicine from Europe. His journal coverage includes Alcoologie et Addictologie, Alcohol and Alcoholism, European Addiction Research, European Journal of Public Health, and European Psychiatry. We look forward to his valuable contribution to the newsletter and to improving research and practice in the field of addiction medicine.