Alessandra Grossman


Alessandra Grossman joined the Division on Addiction in June 2019 as a Research Coordinator. She supports research funded by theTung Wah Group of Hospitals, GVC Holdings and DraftKings.

Ms. Grossman performs literature searches and reviews, assists with software testing, writes articles for The BASIS (The Brief Addiction Science Information Source) and conducts other research-related tasks. Ms. Grossman is currently involved with several grant related projects including Clinical Research & Training Collaboration, Tung Wah Group of Hospitals and the GVC-Division on Addiction Internet Gambling Research Collaborative.

Ms. Grossman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Neuroscience concentration from Colby College in 2019.

Current Projects

Building Cultures of Recovery in Tribal Nations (NARCH X)

Clinical Research & Training Collaboration between the Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Integrated Center for Addiction Prevention and Treatment (ICAPT) and the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance

The GVC-Division on Addiction Internet Gambling Research Collaborative

Responsible Drinking Extension

Selected Publications

Gray, H. M., Edson, T. C., Nelson, S. E., Grossman, A. B., & LaPlante, D. A. (2020). Association between gambling and self-harm: A scoping review. Addiction Research & Theory.

Selected Science Reviews

Grossman, A. (2019, October 01). Local trends in adolescent heroin and injection drug use in the United States between 1999 and 2017. The BASIS: STASH, Vol.15(10).

Grossman, A. (2019, September 03). WhatsApp with social media and smartphone messaging apps in the illicit drug market? The BASIS: STASH, Vol.15(9).

Grossman, A. (2019, August 06). Nature vs. nurture: The interaction between early-life adversity and genetics in adult drug use. The BASIS: STASH, Vol.15(8).

Grossman, A. (2019, July 16). Turning to gambling to alleviate work stress: The role of burnout and emotion dysregulation in this relationship. The BASIS: The WAGER, Vol.24(8).