International Research Collaboration on Neuroimaging Studies of Alcoholism

The overarching aims of this international collaboration are

1) to use neuroimaging, neuropsychology, and biomarkers of nutrition in alcoholics – with and without Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome – and controls to compare and contrast the effects of alcohol on brain structure and function across nations, and

2) to identify markers of nutritional status, genetic variants, and alcohol consumption patterns that modulate the principal dependent measures and explain heterogeneity in presentation and recovery of alcoholism.

Principal Investigators:

  • Adolf Pfefferbaum, SRI International.
  • Edith V. Sullivan, Stanford University School of Medicine.


  • Hélène Beaunieux, Université de Caen Normandie, France.
  • Francis Eustache, Université de Caen Normandie, France.
  • Young-Chul Jung, Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea.
  • Anne Lise Pitel, Université de Caen Normandie, France.