Notice of Participation of NIDA in NOT-ES-22-006, "Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health"
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November 10, 2022

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This Notice informs potential applicants that the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is participating in NOT-ES-22-006: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Climate Change and Health

The following text has been added to reflect NIDA's participation in this NOSI:


The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. NIDA is interested in supporting research relevant to advancing the understanding of the effects of climate change on substance use and the identification and development of innovative strategies, prevention, and intervention methods, as well as policy changes to reduce negative effects due to climate change. In addition, NIDA is interested in supporting research with consideration for populations that experience health disparities in substance use, who are also likely to experience a disproportionate burden of effects from climate change. Priority areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Impact of climate change and extreme weather events on access to and delivery of addiction treatment services and morbidity and mortality outcomes (e.g., overdose), including identification of vulnerable populations and policies and practices that might mitigate negative impacts.
  • The impact of acute weather-related events and/or larger scale population displacement events on substance use prevention and treatment efforts
  • Implementation science and health systems research to understand the impacts of acute service disruptions on substance use prevention and treatment efforts
  • Understanding and evaluating the impact of extreme weather events, natural disasters and climate change on stress, mental health, and substance use
  • Understanding and identifying gaps that exist in medical and community settings to ensure adequate addiction services and resources are available to populations impacted by climate change
  • Developing substance use reduction strategies and intervention strategies in populations that have been displaced or severely impacted by climate change, extreme weather, or natural disaster
  • Examining the interaction between climate change and other socio-cultural challenges or social determinants of health that impact the vulnerability for substance use in adolescents or in pregnant individuals
  • Investigating developmental and/or experiential factors that could mitigate the impact of climate change and other sociocultural challenges, including social determinants of health, on substance use risk
  • Developing climate monitoring systems or technologies that could expand the data collected in the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development StudySM (ABCD Study®) and the HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study (HBCD Study) to investigate the impact of climate change on study participants
  • Using linked external climate and environmental data alongside primary data collected from the ABCD Study to examine the impact on development


Please direct all inquiries to:

Sheba K. Dunston, EdD

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Telephone: (301) 402-1526