- Division of AIDS, Behavioral and Population Sciences – DABP
- Biobehavioral and Behavioral Processes – BBBP
- Study Section:
- Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Emotion, Stress and Health – MESH
Dr. Alyssa Todaro Brooks received her Ph.D. in behavioral and community health from the University of Maryland, School of Public Health. She completed pre- and post-doctoral training at the NIH Clinical Center/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Prior to coming to CSR, she was a principal investigator at the NIH Clinical Center, where she led multi-disciplinary teams in studying health behavior in the context of chronic disease self-management in diverse and vulnerable populations. She worked on a number of clinical and community-based protocols examining sleep and relapse among individuals with alcohol use disorder, internet-delivered behavioral treatment for insomnia, the oral/gut microbiome, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep, substance use, and stress. She has expertise in qualitative/mixed methods, community-based participatory research (CBPR), and objective assessment of sleep outcomes. Dr. Brooks also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health for eight years, where she taught courses on public health science, urban public health, drug use and abuse, and maternal/child health.