To advance the understanding of factors that affect the health of individuals, communities, and other populations.
Who We Are
Since 1967, National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI), a private, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, has conducted substance use and other bio-behavioral research nationwide and throughout the world.
Drawing on the expertise of our interdisciplinary professional staff and our partners such as medical centers, treatment and prevention programs, universities, CBOs, industry and government NDRI has advanced public health across diverse populations including high-risk and underserved persons, uniformed services, youth and veterans.
In addition to its focus on addiction, NDRI, organized under specialized institutes, has generated scientific discoveries associated with infectious diseases (particularly HIV and Hepatitis C), overdose, chronic pain, prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, tobacco control and criminal justice.
What We've Done
HIV & HCV Risk Factors
Identified individual, group, and community factors associated with HIV and HCV intravenous drug use and sexual practices
Developed community-based prevention and care models for high-risk youth
Natural Disasters and Drug Use
Described the impact of natural disasters on illicit drug marketing and drug use
Prescription Drug Abuse
Documented the prevalence of the prescription abuse epidemic
Developed, implemented, and evaluated eHealth interventions
Policy on Tobacco Control
Advanced implementation of effective tobacco control policy in the U.S.