Linda B Cottler

Linda B Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE

Dean's Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-5947
Business Email: lbcottler@ufl.edu

About Linda B Cottler

Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE, is Associate Dean for Research at the College of Public Health and Health Professions and Dean’s Professor of Epidemiology at the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine, at the University of Florida. Before moving to UF to become Founding Chair of the Department of Epidemiology (2011-2018), Dr. Cottler was at Washington University for 30 years, where she earned her PhD and developed a robust research program in addiction and community engagement science. She has been continuously funded by NIDA since 1989 and has received numerous contracts and grants from multiple Institutes. This research includes: development of culturally reliable and valid measures for identifying substance use, abuse and dependence, along with psychiatric disorders and their risk factors; innovative methods for conducting national surveys of high risk behaviors; and community based, peer-delivered interventions to change high risk behaviors and substance abuse. Her work has had international focus as well, extending to Afghanistan, Australia, Haiti, India, Kenya, Taiwan, and Thailand.

Dr. Cottler’s research has also focused on populations underrepresented in the research enterprise to increase health equity. She is Founding Director of HealthStreet (1989)—a community engagement program of the UF CTSA in which Community Health Workers assess health concerns and needs of community members and provide referrals to medical and social services and opportunities to participate in research. Cottler is Director of the Community Engagement for the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science, and is Co-Chair of the Special Interest Group PACER (Partners for the Advancement of Community Engaged Research).

Dr. Cottler has had the privilege to be mentored by Dennis Slone and Allen Mitchell in Boston, as well as Lee Robins in St. Louis, where she coordinated the landmark Epidemiologic Catchment Area Program. She has been PI of numerous intervention studies to reduce high risk behaviors, the NFL study of retired players, and NMAPSS and SNAPS, to understand stimulant use among 10 to 17 year olds. She directs the MUSE, ABCD and NDEWS initiatives, among others. The highlight of her career has been working with the many talented and diverse mentees as part of her funded training programs, especially the NIDA T32. Cottler has published over 320 manuscripts and chapters and been the recipient of numerous awards for her mentoring and research achievements.

Board Certifications

  • FACE
    American College of Epidemiology

Research Profile

See About (above)

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-5643-8536

Areas of Interest
  • Substance Use Epidemiology, particularly opioids
  • Drug addiction
  • community engagement

Publications

2020 Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
2019 Alzheimer's & dementia : the journal of the Alzheimer's Association
2018 Alzheimer's & dementia (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
2018 Developmental cognitive neuroscience
2017 Current opinion in psychiatry
2017 Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education
2017 Current opinion in psychiatry
2017 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
2016 Addiction (Abingdon, England)
2016 Addiction (Abingdon, England)
2015 Indian journal of public health
2014 Indian journal of psychiatry
2014 Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
2013 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
2012 Journal of the American Pharmacists Association : JAPhA
2011 Journal of caffeine research
2010 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
2010 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
2009 Current opinion in psychiatry
2009 Prevention science : the official journal of the Society for Prevention Research
2009 Addiction (Abingdon, England)
2008 Journal of empirical research on human research ethics : JERHRE
2007 Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
2006 The New England journal of medicine
2005 The Journal of nervous and mental disease
2005 Journal of addictive diseases
2004 International journal of methods in psychiatric research
2004 Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
2003 Journal of Gambling Studies
2002 Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996)
2002 Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996)
2001 Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.)
2001 Seminars in clinical neuropsychiatry
2000 The American journal of drug and alcohol abuse
2000 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1999 Addiction (Abingdon, England)
1998 Drug and alcohol dependence
1995 The Journal of nervous and mental disease
1995 Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972)
1994 International Review of Psychiatry
1994 American Journal on Addictions
1994 American Journal on Addictions
1993 American Journal on Addictions
1993 Addiction (Abingdon, England)
1992 American journal of public health
1990 Recent developments in alcoholism : an official publication of the American Medical Society on Alcoholism, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and the National Council on Alcoholism

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Identifying patterns of human polysubstance use to guide development of rodent models
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA ·
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Together Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
Apr 2020 ACTIVE
18/21 ABCD-USA CONSORTIUM: RESEARCH PROJECT SITE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA ·
Apr 2020 ACTIVE
National Drug Early Warning System Coordinating Center
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Principal Investigator
Feb 2020 ACTIVE
Investigating Movement-evoked Pain in osteoArthritic Conditions (IMPACT): An Observational Study to Inform Culturally-Tailored Intervention Development
NATL INST OF HLTH NIAMS ·
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Florida Development in Early Childhood: Adversity and Drug Exposure (FL-DECADE) Study
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
Sep 2019 ACTIVE
Social Isolation, Drug Use and Gambling Problems in 10-17 Year Olds
INTERNATIONAL CTR FOR RESPONSIBLE GAMING · Mentor
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
UF Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Principal Investigator
Apr 2019 ACTIVE
A Behavioral Economic Intervention to Reduce Marijuana Use in Truant Youth
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Mentor
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
University of Florida Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
Sep 2018 – Aug 2020
Identifying patterns of human polysubstance use to guidedevelopment of rodent models
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA ·
Sep 2018 ACTIVE
Sparking Advancements in Genomic Medicine?
NATL INST OF HLTH NHGRI · Project Manager
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Study of Non-Oral Administration of Prescription Stimulants (SNAPS)
ARBOR PHARMACEUTICALS · Principal Investigator
Aug 2018 – May 2019
ABCD-USA Consortium: Coordinating Center
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO ·
Jul 2018 ACTIVE
ABCD – Social Development Study
UNIV OF PITTSBURGH · Principal Investigator
May 2018 – Jun 2019
CDC's Collaboration with Academia to Strengthen Public Health Workforce Capacity
ASSO OF AMER MEDICAL COLLEGES · Principal Investigator
Apr 2018 – Jul 2019
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
Mar 2018 ACTIVE
Precision Public Health Approaches to Reduce Disparities in Memory Disorder Screening in Rural Minority Communities
FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
Sep 2017 ACTIVE
The University of Florida Jacksonville Aging Studies Center (JAX-ASCENT)
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA · Project Manager
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Project Manager
Jul 2017 ACTIVE
The Total Environment and Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: A Precision Public Health Approach
AMER HEART ASSOCIATION · Project Manager
Apr 2017 – Mar 2018
Together: Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS ·
Feb 2016 – Feb 2019
Prevalence of TD and tics among a community-recruited sa
TOURETTE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA · Project Manager
Feb 2016 – Jan 2018
Diseases related to alzheimer's disease, 2015-2016
FL DEPT OF HLTH ED ETHEL MOORE ALZHEIMER · Principal Investigator
Feb 2016 ACTIVE
Implement HealthStreet Program Resources for Rural Residents
UF FOU · Principal Investigator
Oct 2015 – Mar 2019
OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium Phase II
PATIENT-CENTERED OUTCOMES RES INST · Project Manager
Sep 2015 – Apr 2020
9/13 ABCD-USA Consortium: Research Project
UNIV OF MICHIGAN · Project Manager
Aug 2015 ACTIVE
University of Florida – Mt. Sinai Medical Center AD Research Center
NATL INST OF HLTH NIA ·
Sep 2014 – Aug 2019
Florida Minority Cancer Research and Training Center: Feasibility Studies
NATL INST OF HLTH NCI ·
Sep 2014 – Jan 2017
Longitudinal Study of Trauma, HIV Risk, and Criminal Jus
NEW YORK UNIV · Principal Investigator
Jul 2014 – Jun 2019
UF Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Principal Investigator
Sep 2011 – Jul 2019
INDO-US Fogarty Training Program in Behavioral Health Across the Lifespan
NATL INST OF HLTH · Principal Investigator
Jul 2011 – May 2017
Transformative Approach To Reduce Research Disparities Towards Drug Abusers
NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA · Principal Investigator

Education

PhD-Sociology-Psychiatric Epidemiology
1987 · Washington University in St. Louis
MPH-Epidemiology Concentration
1980 · Boston University School of Public Health
RN
1972 · Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College (formerly Jewish Hospital School of Nursing))

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5947
Emails:
Business:
lbcottler@ufl.edu
Administrative Support AST II:
Zoe J Martusewicz
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