Alcohol and the brain

The positive health benefits of red wine have been popular news headlines for many years. In moderation, alcohol has been seen to improve cardiovascular health, immune system response, and even prevent gallstones. On the other hand, the negative health and social impacts of alcoholism are apparent in just as much news coverage.

Dr. Kathleen Grant will explore how behavioral neuroscience informs how, why, and when the risks of alcohol may outweigh the benefits.

Kathleen A. Grant, Ph.D.

Kathleen A Grant, Ph.D.

Dr. Grant is a senior scientist and head of the Division of Neuroscience at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. She is also a professor in the Department of Behavioral Neurosciences at Oregon Health & Science University.

Dr. Grant has spent over thirty years researching the risks and benefits of alcohol consumption.