Division on Addictions, Department of Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
F. Gerard Moeller, M.D., has been named division chair of addiction psychiatry in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and will hold a joint appointment in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicolog.Moeller, a preeminent researcher with a focus on brain imaging in addiction medicine, comes to VCU from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he is currently the Louis A. Faillace Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Medical School. He also is an adjoint professor in the Department of Nanomedicine and Biomedical Engineering and on the faculty of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.
Our research group uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the neurobiology of behavior as a tool for medication development. We combine brain imaging with human behavioral laboratory research and clinical trials in patients with addictions. We have had continuous funding for our research from NIH since 1996.
In addition to addictions, we are also interested in studying other conditions in which impulsivity plays a role, such as traumatic brain injury, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and binge eating. We have active ongoing collaborations in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, and Pharmacology.