Olivier Cottencin, M.D. and Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry specialized in addiction at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lille (France). He is in charge of an Addiction Treatment Unit (with or without substance) at the University Hospital of Lille (France). His research focuses on the vulnerability to addiction and its maintenance. Since February 2011, his research on addictive behavior in Lille is combined with an interdisciplinary research group on addictive behaviors. This group includes human and material resources with the aim to study vulnerability factors to addictive behavior around two axes: substance abuse disorders and eating disorders. Teams belong to different universities and domains (experimental, fundamental, clinical, juridical, sociological, etc.) have support networks based on clinical, experimental, and imaging resources for projects research. Their objectives are to develop and to structure research groups in a competitive and attractive center for research on addictive behavior (with or without substance) in a comprehensive biological psychological and social model. Their group wants to develop interdisciplinary (respecting each team’s specificities), stimulate the production and diffusion of new knowledge to the scientific community, improve diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities, provide bases for reflection to health’s actors (social, educational, judicial, educational, ethical, sociological, legal, and epidemiological domains), develop synergies between research teams and industry, promote prevention and education (information and training), and help public policy through its expertise and openness to the public debate.
Biography Updated on 9 April 2012