John Slabczynski joined the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in July 2021 as a Research Coordinator. Mr. Slabczynski provides research and administrative support to the Division’s addiction-related projects, including literature and database reviews, analyses, and the development and writing of research materials, technical reports, and manuscripts for publication or presentation. He also provides research and technical support for the development and evaluation of CARS (the Computerized Assessment and Referral System). Mr. Slabczynski is a writer for The BASIS (The Brief Addiction Science Information Source) research blog.

Mr. Slabczynski graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Dual-Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2021.

Current Projects

Assessing Cultures of Recovery in Tribal Communities (NARCH XII)

Computerized Assessment & Referral System (CARS) Silver

Dissemination, Training, & Strategic Consulting for Responsible Online Gaming & Gambling Activities

The Entain-Division on Addiction Internet Gambling Research Collaborative

Responsible Drinking Extension

Selected Publications


Edson, T. C., Slabczynski, J. M., Lee, T. G., McAuliffe, W. H. B., & Gray, H. M. (2022). A meta-analytic investigation of problem gambling and self-harm: A causal inference perspective. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors (ahead of print).

Shaffer, H. J., Gray, H. M., Slabczynski, J. M., Lee, T. G., & LaPlante, D. A. (2022). Stakeholder definitions of responsible drinking: a call to define an ambiguous construct. Addiction Research & Theory.