Douglas Brooks at AHSR

Published: October 24th, 2014

We are pleased to share that CARS and Douglas Brooks, keynote speaker at the Addictions Health Services Research Conference, was highlighted in BU Today this week. Mr. Brooks is the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy and a BUSSW alumni.




CARS research highlighted by the Recovery Research Institute

Published: August 22nd, 2014

CARS doctoral student Robert Grahn, Deborah Chassler and Dr. Lundgren have had an article highlighted by the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

AHSR 2014 Schedule-at-a-Glance

Published: August 20th, 2014

The schedule for the 2014 Addiction Health Services Research Conference hosted by BUSSW and CARS is now available for review.


AHSR Abstract Acceptance Decisions

Published: June 24th, 2014

The program for the Addictions Health Services Research Conference hosted by CARS in October has been finalized. Please check your email  for information about the form of your abstract’s acceptance and further details. Please feel free to reach out to our AHSR Conference Coordinator, Ivy Krull ( any questions.

CARS to host the 2014 Addiction Health Services Research Conference

Published: June 16th, 2014

The Boston University Center for Addictions Research and Services is proud to host the 2014 Addiction Health Services Research Conference, in collaboration with the School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health. The conference will be held in Boston from October 15th – 17th, 2014.  For more information on the conference, please visit the conference website:  Register for AHSR 2014.

Dr. Lena Lundgren, CARS Director, to give Aaron Rosen Lecture at SSWR

Published: September 10th, 2013

Dr. Lundgren, Director of The Center for Addictions Research and Services, has been selected to give this year’s Aaron Rosen lecture at the Society for Social Work Research in January, 2014. This annual conference will be held from January 15-19, 2014 in San Antonio, TX.

Additional information on the conference can be found here:

Dr. Lundgren, Center Director, joins TTPAS

Published: April 16th, 2013

Dr. Lundgren is one of the program faculty for the Boston University Transdisciplinary Training Program in Addiction Science (TTPAS). Please click here for more information on our TTPAS program:

Dr. Hyeouk Hahm, CARS Faculty Affiliate, Visiting Scholar at Harvard School of Medicine

Published: January 28th, 2013

Dr. Hyeouk Hahm, CARS faculty affiliate, will be working as a visiting scholar at The Center for Multicultural Mental Health Research, Harvard University School of Medicine, in Spring 2013.

More information about Dr. Hahm can be found at:

CARS Presenting at SSWR Symposium

Published: January 4th, 2013

Dr. Lena Lundgren, Center Director, and Ivy Krull, Doctoral Candidate, are presenting at SSWR’s annual conference (San Diego, 2013). The CARS research is part of a unique symposium which seeks to provide a comprehensive examination of the multiple factors associated with organizational capacity to implement culturally responsive and EBPs among community-based SAT organizations in the United States.

For additional information, please see:

CARS Begins Implementation of Boston University School of Social Work HRSA Grant

Published: December 5th, 2012

The Boston University School of Social Work Off-Campus Program, in collaboration with six Massachusetts community-based mental and behavioral health treatment centers located in medically under-served communities, has received a 3-year grant from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for the In the Community Mental Health Training for Social Workers Program (ICMH). The ICMH will increase the number of social work graduates trained in empirically-supported assessment and intervention methods for trauma, co-morbid mental health and addictions disorders in medically underserved communities.

For more information on the HRSA program, please visit: