Principal Investigator

Meet the PI

    The study principal investigator, Dr. Godfrey Pearlson grew up in the northeast of England near Newcastle upon Tyne, (home of Newcastle Brown Ale), which is notorious as one of the heaviest alcohol-consuming regions in the United Kingdom. “A pub on every corner, and the highest alcoholism and cirrhosis rates in England.” The attitude to drinking there was very different than in Hartford. For example, the legal drinking age throughout the UK was 18; the student union at the PI’s college contained 2 bars and the major teaching hospital one, for the use of the medical students. Guinness was regarded as having therapeutic and nutritive properties and was routinely given to postoperative patients to help in their recovery after surgery.


Hartford Hospital, Institue of Living, Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center