Global Office Hours

Welcome to Global Office Hours, a free worldwide resource that brings academic expertise and mentorship from around the world to anyone with an internet connection. Global Office Hours is virtual guidance designed for students, young investigators, and other early-career scholars interested in psychology, addiction, and gambling. World-renowned Global Office Hours faculty are hand-picked because of…

We’re Hiring!

The Division on Addiction is hiring a Community Health Educator!  The Community Health Educator will be a thought partner for and key contributor to the Division’s professional and community-based capacity building and public health initiatives. This individual will work with an interdisciplinary team of Harvard Medical School faculty and research associates to help build a…

Division on Addiction

Alleviating addiction-related social, medical, and economic burdens through research, education, training, and outreach.

Research News

We are pleased to announce a new dataset that has been included in the Transparency Project titled “Gamblers’ perceptions of stakeholder responsibility for minimizing gambling harm.” This data comes from a study with two primary goals: 1) describe the extent to which a sample of casino gamblers holds a distributed sense of responsibility for minimizing gambling…

Outreach News

The Division is pleased to announce that Division Director, Debi LaPlante, PhD and Director of Academic Affairs, Heather M. Gray, PhD were sworn in to the New Hampshire Council for Responsible Gambling on January 22, 2019. Drs. LaPlante and Gray, both Harvard Medical School faculty, joined Ed Talbot, Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council…

Research News

The Division is pleased to announce a new research study and partnership: The GVC-Division on Addiction Internet Gambling Research Collaborative. This is a 5-years study on gambling and gambling-related problems among patrons of GVC Holdings PLC, the multinational sports bettering and gaming group. Learn more about this study.


We are proud to announce that Debi A. LaPlante, Ph.D., Director of Research and Academic Affairs at the Division on Addiction, is the recipient of the 2018 Scientific Achievement Award. This prestigious award is given by the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG).