What We Do


The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment serves as a hub for research, training, education, and outreach that seeks to understand, prevent, and treat addiction and related disorders, promote health and improve quality of life, and reduce stigma. The center brings together scientists, practitioners, policy makers, and students across diverse disciplines from the KU Lawrence campus, KU Medical Center, and community partners, with the purpose of supporting collaborative research and community-academic partnerships that leverage the expertise of center members and partners.


The center was established in 2018 following a gift to KU Endowment from KU alumnus Dan Logan ('75) and his wife, Gladys Cofrin.


In addition to our founding gift of $2 million, our faculty have drawn $4.4 million in new extramural grants as principal investigators.


Director Yi in front of our newly constructed bar lab, which will allow for the rigorous study of the
antecedents and consequences of alcohol consumption.

Research Strengths

  • Drinking and disordered eating among college students
  • Reinforcing efficacy of cigarettes, alcohol, and indoor tanning
  • Treatment adherence and medical decision-making
  • Executive function and temporal horizon
  • Risky decision-making
  • Risky sexual behaviors
  • Hyper-palatable foods
  • Alcohol self-administration (forthcoming)
  • In vivo cigarette smoking and vaping (forthcoming)



Community Partners

  • Warriors' Ascent
  • Lawrence Public Library (SMART Recovery)
  • Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism (DCCCA)
  • Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
  • Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
  • The Willow Domestic Violence Center

Service Programs

  • Weekly, free treatment programs held at the Lawrence Public Library
  • Arts-based therapy programs at local mental health, veteran, and addiction counseling centers
  • Addiction-based clinical services for KU students