Dr. Mark S. Gold
Dr. Gold is the Donald Dizney Eminent Scholar, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Psychiatry. Prior to assuming the position as Chair he was a Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Anesthesiology, and Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine located in Gainesville, Florida. He is also a member of the McKnight Brain Institute. Dr Gold is a teacher of the year, researcher and inventor who has worked for nearly 40 years to develop models for understanding the effects of tobacco, cocaine and other drugs on the brain and behavior. Dr. Gold has developed translational research models which have led to new treatments for addicts and also conceptualized hypotheses which were more than novel but also yielded new approaches to treat patients.
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Dr. Robert L. DuPont
For more than 30 years, Robert L. DuPont, M.D. has been a leader in drug abuse prevention and treatment. Among his many contributions to the field is his leadership as the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1973-1978) and as the second White House Drug Chief (1973-1978). From 1968 to 1970 he was Director of Community services, for the District of Columbia Department of Corrections, heading parole and half-way house services. From 1970 to 1973, he served as administrator of the District of Columbia Narcotics Treatment Administration (NTA), the city-wide drug abuse treatment program that was the model for the federal government's massive commitment to drug abuse treatment in the early 1970s. Following this distinguished public career, in 1978 Dr. DuPont became the founding president of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc.
Dr. Linda B. Cottler
Dr. Cottler currently serves as a professor of epidemiology in the department of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where she directs the Epidemiology and Prevention Research Group, the Center for Community Based Research and the Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology program. Her research has focused on drug and alcohol use and dependence in vulnerable populations like injection drug users, criminal offenders, women and African-Americans. She has developed internationally recognized assessment tools for drug, alcohol and nicotine use and gambling.
Dr. Bruce A. Goldberger
Dr. Goldberger is a Professor and Director of Toxicology in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine in the College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He holds a joint Clinical Professor position in the Department of Psychiatry in the College of Medicine. Dr. Goldberger is also the Director of the William R. Maples Center for Forensic Medicine and Program Director for the Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System. Previously, Dr. Goldberger was an Assistant Toxicologist and Laboratory Manager for the State of Maryland at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as well as a Toxicologist with the National Center for Forensic Science in Baltimore, Maryland.
Dr. Mohammad Asrar Ghani
Current Position: Mr. Ghani has been working as Assistant Country Manager for Spectre Group International (SGI) in Kabul, Afghanistan since August 2008. He was first hired as project director with SGI. Prior to joining SGI, he was working as Operation Manager for PRO-telligent LLC from January 2008 to July 2008.
Mr. Ghani is also the project director for Afghanistan National Drug Abuse survey & Child Drug Abuse Survey funded by INL, State Department of United States of America. He & His team has surveyed 100s of households and collected 1000s of hair, urine and saliva samples in last 3 years!