- Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program | Nassima Ait-Daoud Tiouririne

Nassima Ait-Daoud Tiouririne


  • MD, University of Algiers

Primary Appointment

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences


Research Interest(s)

Addiction Medicine, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology

Research Description

    My research and career goal is to develop expertise in the development of medications for the addictions. In addition, I plan to link clinical psychopharmacological research with basic biochemical studies to understand the underpinnings of addiction associated with craving and treatment response.  Currently, I am the Director of UVA CARE ( Center for Addiction Research and Education) and oversee clinical trials for the treatment of alcohol, cocaine, and nicotine dependence as well as investigational studies for binge eating disorder. As my career develops, my goal is to be actively involved in the research training and education of scientists, physicians, and other health care workers.

    Selected Publications

    • Fertig J, Ryan M, Falk D, Litten R, Mattson M, Ransom J, Rickman W, Scott C, Ciraulo D, Green A, Tiouririne N, Johnson B, Pettinati H, Strain E, Devine E, Brunette M, Kampman K, A Tompkins D, Stout R. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial assessing the efficacy of levetiracetam extended-release in very heavy drinking alcohol-dependent patients. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 2012;36(8): 1421-30. PMID: 22324516 | PMCID: PMC3355217
    • Addolorato G, Tiouririne N, Witte P. New advances in addiction medicine. Frontiers in psychiatry / Frontiers Research Foundation. 2011;1 4. PMID: 21423416 | PMCID: PMC3059616
    • Litten R, Fertig J, Falk D, Ryan M, Mattson M, Collins J, Murtaugh C, Ciraulo D, Green A, Johnson B, Pettinati H, Swift R, Afshar M, Brunette M, Tiouririne N, Kampman K, Stout R. A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial to assess the efficacy of quetiapine fumarate XR in very heavy-drinking alcohol-dependent patients. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research. 2011;36(3): 406-16. PMID: 21950727 | PMCID: PMC3248956