August 19, 2020 Ripple Effect


Rockville, MD.; August 19, 2020—Ripple Effect® has been selected, along with teaming partner Synergy Enterprises, Inc., to provide support services to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

The contract supports NIAAA’s mission to promote, direct, and support biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment, and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. Ripple Effect will support NIAAA by providing support services in task areas including program support; outreach and communications; meetings, conferences, and logistics; grants management; and training and development.

“This contract perfectly represents a mission that matters and the kind of work we love,” said Dr. Jessica Escobedo, Ripple Effect’s Director of Science Policy. “Ripple Effect’s subject matter expertise in biomedical research, communications and outreach, grants management, and more will allow us to provide top-notch support to NIAAA.”

A single-award contract valued at up to $5.7 million, this NIAAA contract includes two additional option years. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the NIAAA, NIH, Department of Health and Human Services.



About Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect provides professional consulting services and exceptional talent for federal, private, and non-profit clients to deliver some of the most crucial policies and programs that shape our nation. Founded in 2003, Ripple Effect has grown into a team of more than 180 researchers, scientists, policy analysts, data analysts, strategic communicators, and more. Our mission to work smarter, perform better, combined with a flexible, adaptive staffing model, inspires our vision to be flexible with our people, essential to partners, and exceptional for our clients. Learn more at


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