The Addictive, Compulsive and Impulsive Disorders (ACID) research/clinical group has a variety of treatment services and clinical trial opportunities available in the areas of substance addiction, impulse control, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Jon e. grant

Jon e. grant

Director, ACID clinic

Jon Grant, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago and directs the ACID research lab for at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL. Dr. Grant completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, a master’s degree at the University of Chicago, a law degree from Cornell University, a medical degree from Brown University, and a masters degree in public health from Harvard University. Dr. Grant is a board-certified psychiatrist.

Dr. Grant has written over 400 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the phenomenology and pharmacological management of substance use disorders and impulse control disorders, particularly pathological gambling, kleptomania, and grooming disorders. He is the author of “Stop Me Because I Can’t Stop Myself,” a book on impulse control disorders published by McGraw-Hill (2002) (co-authored with Dr. Suck Won Kim), and is the co-editor (along with Marc Potenza) of two books published by the American Psychiatric Association Pathological Gambling: “A Clinical Guide to Treatment” (2004) and “A Textbook of Men’s Mental Health.” He also lead-authored a book on the treatment of impulse control disorders using evidence-based cognitive behavior therapy (with Brian Odlaug and Chris Donahue).  Dr. Grant’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health.

Elizabeth Cavic

Elizabeth Cavic

Research Coordinator

Elizabeth Cavic, BS, is a research coordinator at the ACID research program at the University of Chicago. She graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Human Development. She has previously worked as a research assistant in Cornell’s Adult Attachment Lab and Personality, Attachment, and Control Lab. She is working on impulse control and addiction research at the University of Chicago in the Department of Psychiatry.
Stephanie Valle

Stephanie Valle

Research Coordinator

Stephanie Valle, BA, is a research coordinator at the ACID research program at the University of Chicago. She graduated from Carleton College with a Psychology Major and Spanish Minor. She previously worked as an intern at the ACID Lab. She is currently working on impulse control and addiction research at the University of Chicago in the Department of Psychiatry.
          Isabel Martinez-Daniel

Isabel Martinez-Daniel

Intern, University of Chicago Undergrad

                Brizha Knowles

Brizha Knowles

Intern, University of Chicago Undergrad

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