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.
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
Nicholas E. Goeders, PhD
Professor and Head of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
James C. Patterson II, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Christus Schumpert Chair of Neurobiology
Anna Rogers, MSIII
School of Medicine
Karen Stokes, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Assistant Director of CCDS in Scientific Excellence
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