Distinguished Research and Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology, Edward Riley has published over 500 articles in his career. He is a leading expert on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and how alcohol exposure during fetal development affects the brain and behavior in childhood and beyond.

The Research Society on Alcohol selected Riley as the 2023 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes a person who has had a long, balanced career including contributions to alcohol research, training, service and advocacy. These contributions (whether they have been in research, policy, leadership or administrative) must have had a lasting impact on the alcohol research field.

Riley was nominated by his colleagues and very honored with this exciting news.

Learn more about Riley’s work with his SDSU colleagues Sarah Mattson and Jennifer Thomas on the preventable malady of FASD.

Ed Riley Explaining Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (Credit: FASD United – formerly NOFAS)