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Yih-Ing Hser, Ph.D., Center Director

CALDAR, established in the Fall of 2005 through funding by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), is a Center on longitudinal drug abuse research.  The overarching theme of this multidisciplinary research unit is the development and application of rigorous scientific approaches for advancing longitudinal research on drug abuse and its interplay with HIV infection, drug treatment and other service systems.

The aims of CALDAR are to:

  • increase knowledge of longitudinal patterns of drug addiction and their interplay with HIV infection, drug treatment, and other service systems (e.g., mental health, criminal justice, welfare, medical care);
  • enhance the quality and efficiency of research conducted by Center-supported projects by providing centralized support to serve common project functions;
  • provide opportunities for scientific collaboration and cross-project analyses, stimulating conceptual development and integration, and advancing improved research methodologies and statistical approaches; and
  • enhance the relevance and application of longitudinal research on drug use by facilitating dissemination of integrated project findings to a variety of communities.

educational opportunities

2013 International Conference on
Global Health: Prevention and
Treatment of SubstanceAbuse and HIV

April 17 - 19, 2013 • Taipei, Taiwan

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Nora Volkow, Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Click here for conference details and
session schedules.

Speaker Series Events

Bruce R. Schackman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Public Health
Weill Medical College of Cornell University

"Quality of life and health utility in drug abuse
comparative and cost-effective research"


(January 23, 2013)

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UCLA CALDAR Summer Institute on Longitudinal Research

Promoting Substance Abuse Recovery Within
the Changing Health Services System

August 13 - 15, 2012 • Marina del Rey

Speaker Series Events

Alexandre B. Laudet, Ph.D., Visiting Researcher

Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery at the
National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI)

"Promoting recovery in an evolving context:
Opportunities for practice and research"

(February 27, 2012)

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Speaker Series Events

Yu-Ching Lan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar,
UCLA School of Public Health

"Applications of Molecular Epidemiology"
(April 13, 2011)

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Sample Size Calculation and
Statistical Analysis

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2010 CALDAR Summer Institute and Clinical
Trials Network (CTN) Dissemination Conference

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Get Information from the
2008 and 2006 Summer Institutes


Click here for Summer Institute 2008
Click here for Summer Institute 2006

The Center for Advancing Longitudinal Drug Abuse Research is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – P30 DA016383.

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