Eric G. Devine, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry
General Psychiatry

PhD, Bowling Green State University
MA, Bowling Green State University

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 Boston University 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.

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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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Wearable Noninvasive Blood Alcohol Monitor
10/01/2018 - 09/30/2020 (PI)
KWJ Engineering NIH-NIAAA

The Effects of Exenatide, a GLP-1 Agonist, on Alcohol Self-Administration in Heavy Drinkers
09/25/2018 - 08/31/2020 (PI)

R21 - Lacosamide effects on alcohol self administration and craving in heavy drinkers
09/20/2017 - 08/31/2019 (PI)

NCIG-7 Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of the Efficacy of Intranasal Oxytocin…
01/01/2018 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Fast Track Drugs and Biologics NIH-NIAAA

Lorcaserin - Phase 2, Multi-Center Trial of Lorcaserin for the Treatment of Cocaine Use Disorder
04/01/2017 - 12/31/2018 (PI)

FPF Professional Subject Study
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2018 (PI)

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

Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. 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 Jan; 43(1):158-169.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30403402.
  2. 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.
  3. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2016.08.006;.
  4. 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;.
  5. 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.
  6. 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; DOI: 10.1016/j.cct.2014.12.004;.
  7. 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.
  8. Ciraulo DA, Barlow DH, Gulliver SB, Farchione T, Morissette SB, Kamholz BW, Eisenmenger K, Brown B, Devine E, Brown TA, Knapp CM. The effects of venlafaxine and cognitive behavioral therapy alone and combined in the treatment of co-morbid alcohol use-anxiety disorders. Behav Res Ther. 2013 Nov; 51(11):729-35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24055681; PMCID: PMC3981550; DOI: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.08.003;.
  9. Devine EG, Waters ME, Putnam M, Surprise C, O'Malley K, Richambault C, Fishman RL, Knapp CM, Patterson EH, Sarid-Segal O, Streeter C, Colanari L, Ciraulo DA. Concealment and fabrication by experienced research subjects. Clin Trials. 2013; 10(6):935-48.View Related Profiles. PMID: 23867223; DOI: 10.1177/1740774513492917;.
  10. Fertig JB, Ryan ML, Falk DE, Litten RZ, Mattson ME, Ransom J, Rickman WJ, Scott C, Ciraulo D, Green AI, Tiouririne NA, Johnson B, Pettinati H, Strain EC, Devine E, Brunette MF, Kampman K, A Tompkins D, Stout R. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of levetiracetam extended-release in very heavy drinking alcohol-dependent patients. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2012 Aug; 36(8):1421-30.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22324516; PMCID: PMC3355217; DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2011.01716.x;.
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cognitive behavioral therapy
motivational interviewing
treatment research
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