Arundhati Gogineni, Ph.D., LCSW-C

Dr. Arundhati Gogineni

Social and Behavioral Sciences
Administrator (Program Officer)
Division of Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Arundhati (Aruna) Gogineni, Ph.D., LCSW-C, is a Social and Behavioral Sciences Administrator (Program Officer) in the Division of Integrative Biological and Behavioral Sciences at NIMHD.

Her research focuses on developing and evaluating the effectiveness of innovative motivation-based interventions for alcohol and illicit drug use among disadvantaged and underserved populations. She currently provides expertise in the following scientific areas related to health disparities and minority health research:

  • Developing effective interventions to modify opioid, alcohol and other substance use.
  • Evaluating the health and mental health effects of multi-level stressors and stigma.
  • HIV/STD risk reduction.
  • Mental health comorbidities; increasing treatment access.
  • Women’s health, obesity and cancer risk.

Dr. Gogineni received her Ph.D. in social work from Washington University in 1995 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies at Brown University in 1998. She subsequently worked as an assistant professor in the Departments of Psychiatry (Research) at Brown University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

She has been the recipient of NIH grants from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and from the National Institute of Drug Abuse as a principal investigator.

Prior to coming to NIMHD, Dr. Gogineni worked in different capacities as the Director of Research at Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems, as a Clinical Director at the Anne Arundel Health Department, and as a behavioral health consultant/clinician. She has also served as the Associate Editor for the journal Substance Abuse and has been an ad hoc reviewer on NIH study sections and special emphasis panels.

Selected Publications

  • Stang, B.L., Vogt, E.L., Blau, L.E., Ester, C.D., Gogineni, A., Diazgranados, N., Vatsalya, V., & Ramchandani, V.A. (2022). Psychodynamic determinants of hangover: An Intravenous Alcohol Self-Administration Study in Non-Dependent Drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 135, 1-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2022.107428
  • Gogineni, A., King, S.M., Jackson, K., & Kramer, J. Female offspring of alcoholics: Recent findings on alcoholism and psychopathology risks (2006). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30, 2, 377-387. DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00042.x
  • Gogineni, A., Stein, M.D., & Friedmann, P.D. (2001). Social relationships and intravenous drug use among methadone maintenance patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 64, 1, 47-53. DOI: 10.1016/S0376-8716(00)00230-114
  • Gogineni, A., Longabaugh, R., Clifford, P., Woolard, R., Becker, B., Minugh, P.A., & Nirenberg, T. (2004). Alcohol expectancies and injury type among injured emergency department patients. Substance Abuse, 25, 2. 513. DOI: 10.1300/J465v25n02_02
  • Gogineni, A., Alsup, R., Gillespie, D. (1994). Mediation and Moderation in social work research. Social Work Research, 19 (1), 57-63. PMID: 10141001
  • Bluthenthal, R.N., Gogineni, A., & Longshore, D. (2001). Factors associated with readiness to change drug use among needle exchange users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 63, 3, 225-30. DOI: 10.1016/s0376-8716(00)00174-5

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