Eric G. Devine, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
General Psychiatry

PhD, Bowling Green State University
MA, Bowling Green State University
BA, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Eric Devine is the director of the Clinical Studies Unit in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Devine serves as Vice-Chair for the Boston Medical Center and Boston University Medical Campus Institutional Review Board, and he is the Director of the IRB Internship training program. He teaches addiction treatment courses for the Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine, and also for the BU School of Social Work Professional Education Program. Dr. Devine is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He has participated in numerous NIAAA and NIDA-funded multi-site trials testing medications for the treatment of substance use disorders and has had a role in two SAMHSA-funded grants focused on training and dissemination of SBIRT. Dr. Devine also had a role in the development of psychosocial treatments for addiction and has co-authored several treatment manuals and online behavioral platforms for use in multi-site trials testing medications for substance use disorders.

Special Interests: Medication development, clinical trials, psychosocial treatments for substance use disorder, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, universal screening for substance use, ethics of human subjects' research, and manualized treatment approaches for substance use disorders.

Mood Management Versus Mood Tolerance in Alcohol Treatment
04/01/2000 - 03/31/2004 (Co-PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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Clinical Research Sites for the NIAAA Medications Development Clinical Investigations Network for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
03/15/2021 - 03/14/2025 (PI)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development/NIH/DHHS

NCIG-7 NIAAA Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of Intranasal Oxytocin for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder
02/17/2022 - 01/29/2024 (PI)
Fast Track Drugs and Biologics National Institute o

The Effects of the Histamine-3 Receptor Inverse Agonist Pitolisant on Alcohol Self-Administration in Heavy Drinkers
09/20/2020 - 08/30/2023 (PI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/NIH/DHHS

The Effects of Exenatide, a GLP-1 Agonist, on Alcohol Self-Administration in Heavy Drinkers
09/01/2019 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/NIH/DHHS

R21 - Lacosamide effects on alcohol self administration and craving in heavy drinkers
09/01/2018 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism/NIH/DHHS

Wearable Noninvasive Blood Alcohol Monitor
08/01/2019 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
KWJ Engineering, Inc. National Institute o

Phase 2, Multi-Center Trial of Lorcaserin in the Treatment of Cocaine Use Disorder
04/01/2017 - 04/30/2019 (PI)
National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH/DHHS

10/01/2017 - 02/28/2018 (PI)
Fast Track Drugs and Biologics National Institute o

NCIG-006, Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Safety and Efficacy of …
04/01/2015 - 09/19/2017 (PI)
Fast Track Drugs and Biologics NIH-NIAAA


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  1. McCann DJ, Chen HH, Devine EG, Gyaw S, Ramey T. Results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of lorcaserin in cocaine use disorder. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2024 Feb 01; 255:111063. PMID: 38163425; PMCID: PMC10872513; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.111063;
  2. Devine EG, Pingitore AM, Margiotta KN, Hadaway NA, Reid K, Peebles K, Hyun JW. Frequency of concealment, fabrication and falsification of study data by deceptive subjects. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2021 Mar; 21:100713. PMID: 33604482; PMCID: PMC7876535; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2021.100713;
  3. Gewandter JS, Dworkin RH, Turk DC, Devine EG, Hewitt D, Jensen MP, Katz NP, Kirkwood AA, Malamut R, Markman JD, Vrijens B, Burke L, Campbell JN, Carr DB, Conaghan PG, Cowan P, Doyle MK, Edwards RR, Evans SR, Farrar JT, Freeman R, Gilron I, Juge D, Kerns RD, Kopecky EA, McDermott MP, Niebler G, Patel KV, Rauck R, Rice ASC, Rowbotham M, Sessler NE, Simon LS, Singla N, Skljarevski V, Tockarshewsky T, Vanhove GF, Wasan AD, Witter J. Improving Study Conduct and Data Quality in Clinical Trials of Chronic Pain Treatments: IMMPACT Recommendations. J Pain. 2020 Sep - Oct; 21(9-10):931-942. PMID: 31843583; PMCID: PMC7292738; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.12.003;
  4. Falk DE, Ryan ML, Fertig JB, Devine EG, Cruz R, Brown ES, Burns H, Salloum IM, Newport DJ, Mendelson J, Galloway G, Kampman K, Brooks C, Green AI, Brunette MF, Rosenthal RN, Dunn KE, Strain EC, Ray L, Shoptaw S, Ait-Daoud Tiouririne N, Gunderson EW, Ransom J, Scott C, Leggio L, Caras S, Mason BJ, Litten RZ. Gabapentin Enacarbil Extended-Release for Alcohol Use Disorder: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multisite Trial Assessing Efficacy and Safety. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 01; 43(1):158-169.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30403402; PMCID: PMC6317996; DOI: 10.1111/acer.13917;
  5. Devine EG, Peebles KR, Martini V. Strategies to exclude subjects who conceal and fabricate information when enrolling in clinical trials. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2017 Mar; 5:67-71. PMID: 29740622; PMCID: PMC5936691; DOI: 10.1016/j.conctc.2016.12.005;
  6. Devine EG, Ryan ML, Falk DE, Fertig JB, Litten RZ. An exploratory evaluation of Take Control: A novel computer-delivered behavioral platform for placebo-controlled pharmacotherapy trials for alcohol use disorder. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Sep; 50:178-85. PMID: 27521807; PMCID: PMC5065069; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.08.006;
  7. Knapp CM, Ciraulo DA, Sarid-Segal O, Richardson MA, Devine E, Streeter CC, Oscar-Berman M, Surprise C, Colaneri L, Putnam M, Waters M, Richambault C. Zonisamide, topiramate, and levetiracetam: efficacy and neuropsychological effects in alcohol use disorders. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2015 Feb; 35(1):34-42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25427171; PMCID: PMC4276485; DOI: 10.1097/JCP.0000000000000246;
  8. Devine EG, Knapp CM, Sarid-Segal O, O'Keefe SM, Wardell C, Baskett M, Pecchia A, Ferrell K, Ciraulo DA. Payment expectations for research participation among subjects who tell the truth, subjects who conceal information, and subjects who fabricate information. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Mar; 41:55-61.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25530307; PMCID: PMC5065068; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.12.004;
  9. Devine, E. G., Knapp CM, Sarid-Segal, O, O’Keefe SO, Wardell C, Baskett M, Pecchia A, Ferrell, K, & Ciraulo, DA . Payment expectations for research participation among subjects who tell the truth, subjects who conceal information, and subjects who fabricate information. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2014; (41):55-61.
  10. DeMartini KS, Devine EG, DiClemente CC, Martin DJ, Ray LA, O'Malley SS. Predictors of pretreatment commitment to abstinence: results from the COMBINE study. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2014 May; 75(3):438-46. PMID: 24766756; PMCID: PMC4002857; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2014.75.438;
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cognitive behavioral therapy
motivational interviewing
treatment research
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