The Louisiana Addiction Research Center (LARC) at LSU Health Shreveport is a leader in addiction research. The LARC is committed to increasing knowledge and advancing research related to Substance Use Disorders to create a better quality of life for the citizens of our area.

The LARC synchronizes multiple areas of basic and clinical research, academia and Centers of Excellence within LSU Health Shreveport to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary research throughout Louisiana. The LARC is dedicated to developing a continuum of care in Louisiana that will leverage potential therapeutic models through these collaborations, ultimately resulting in advancing our care delivery abilities to improve outcomes in those who suffer from Substance Use Disorders.

Executive Director

Nicholas E. Goeders, PhD

Nicholas E. Goeders, PhD

Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience

Clinical Research Director

James C. Patterson II, MD, PhD

James C. Patterson II, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Christus Schumpert Chair of Neurobiology

Contact Us

LSU Health Shreveport
1501 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA 71103

Phone: (318) 813-LARC

Our Mission

The mission of LARC is to provide addiction research and education in an integrated environment, pursuing the latest in innovative approaches and learning. The LARC’s goal is to radically improve models of care and intervention for those with Substance Use Disorders

   

Managing Board

Connie Arnold, MD
Connie Arnold, MD

Professor of Medicine

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Gary Booker, MD
Gary Booker, MD
Director of Medical Service in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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Dr. Elizabeth Disbrow
Elizabeth Disbrow, PhD

Director of Center for Brain Health, Associate Professor of Neurology

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Nicholas E. Goeders, PhD
Nicholas E. Goeders, PhD

Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience

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James C. Patterson II, MD, PhD
James C. Patterson II, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Christus Schumpert Chair of Neurobiology

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Anna Rogers, MSIII

School of Medicine

Karen Stokes, PhD
Karen Stokes, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Assistant Director of CCDS in Scientific Excellence

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Dr. Suzanne Tinsley
Suzanne Tinsley, PT, PhD

Assistant Dean of Development for School of Allied Health Professions, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy

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Louisiana Addiction Research Center (LARC)

Leading the Way in Addiction Research and Education

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Louisiana Addiction Research Center (LARC)