Dr. Babor spent several years in postdoctoral research training in social psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and subsequently served as head of social science research at McLean Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center in Belmont, MA. In 1982 he moved to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has served as the Scientific Director at the Alcohol Research Center and the interim Chair of the Psychiatry Department before moving to Community Medicine in 1998.
Dr. Babor is head of the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care and directs an active research program on alcohol marketing. He holds the HealthNet, Inc., Endowed Chair in Community Medicine and Public Health.
He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
2005 Jellinek Memorial Prize for research in alcohol policy