|| Bridging Science and Culture to Improve Drug Abuse Research in Minority Communities
This Conference was held at the Wyndham Franklin Plaza hotel in Philadelphia, P.A., September 24-26, 2001.
Rose Alvarado, Ph.D.
Department of Health Promotion and Education
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 581-5872 Fax
Dr. Alvarado is a Research Assistant Professor. She directs a project funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention focusing on the nationwide dissemination of model family-based juvenile delinquency prevention programs and is the co-principal investigator on a National Institute on Drug Abuse grant to strengthen inner-city Washington, D.C., families.
Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D.
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
School of Public Health
715 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 638-4483 Fax
Dr. Amaro is Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at Boston University. She received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1982 and was awarded an honorary doctoral degree in humane Letters by Simmons College in 1994. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Amaro's work has focused on improving the connections between public health research and public health practice. Her research has resulted in more than 60 scientific publications on epidemiologic and community-based studies of alcohol and drug use among adolescents and adults, the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention programs, and substance abuse and mental health treatment issues for women. She has been the principal investigator and manager of 28 public health research grants totaling more than $25 million. Dr. Amaro has served on the editorial board of prominent scientific journals and on review and advisory committees to the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. Amaro's professional contributions have been recognized by numerous professional and government organizations including the American Psychological Association, Association of Women in Psychology, Massachusetts Public Health Association, and Hispanic Mental Health Professional Association. She recently served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor in Women's Health at Ben Gurion University in Israel.
James C. Anthony, Ph.D.
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
624 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-9088 Fax
Dr. Anthony is a tenured professor at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), where he has been a member of the tenure-track faculty since 1978. His professorial appointments are in the Bloomberg School of Public Health (mental hygiene, epidemiology) and the JHU School of Medicine (psychiatry and behavioral sciences). He has conducted epidemiologic field studies throughout the United States, in four U.S. territories, and in eight countries abroad. He has held National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) grants for more than 15 years, has directed a NIDA-funded Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program since 1991, and has published more than 200 scientific articles based on his research.
Andrea G. Barthwell, M.D., FASAM
Human Resources Development Institute, Inc.
Behavioral Research Action in Social Sciences Foundation
1010 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 383-2959 Fax
Dr. Barthwell received her bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. She did her postgraduate training at the University of Chicago and has continued to practice in the Chicago area. From early in her career, she has focused on the psychological and sociological impact of substance abuse on our Nation's communities. An active member of numerous boards and organizations, and an author and lecturer on the problems and challenges associated with substance abuse, Dr. Barthwell has consulted both at the highest levels of governmental policy and in the community-based organizations and counseling centers that deal with the very personal side of addiction. In 1997 Dr. Barthwell was selected by her peers as one of the "Best Doctors in America" in Addiction Medicine and featured in Chicago Magazine.
Dr. Barthwell is President of the Encounter Medical Group in Oak Park. She also serves as President/CEO for the Behavioral Research Action in Social Sciences Foundation and Executive Vice President/CCO for the Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. She is a member and President of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She also served two terms as the President of the Illinois Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Barthwell is in demand as a special consultant, particularly in the areas of training in chemical dependency, violence, cultural issues, and infectious diseases, particularly HIV infection. She is a member of the National Advisory Councils of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Barthwell is a former member of the Drug Abuse Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and was a founding Board member of the Chicago Area AIDS Task Force. As a nationally recognized lecturer, Dr. Barthwell has delivered thousands of hours of training to a wide variety of audiences and has hosted a weekly cable television show on AIDS.
Ronald A. Beard, M.H.S.
Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies
University of Delaware
2714 North Jessup Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
(302) 573-4414 Fax
Mr. Beard is a Project Director at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies and former Director of the CREST TC program. He is an International Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and has been involved in community and correctional treatment programs for more than 20 years.
Ricky N. Bluthenthal, Ph.D.
1700 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407
(310) 393-0411, ext. 6642
(310) 393-4818 Fax
Dr. Bluthenthal is an Associate Sociologist at RAND and an Assistant Professor in the Psychiatry Department at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Bluthenthal has been conducting research on injection drug users and infectious disease spread, prevention, and intervention since 1991.
Lawrence S. Brown, Jr., M.D., M.P.H.
Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation
22 Chapel Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 522-3186 Fax
Dr. Brown is a physician-researcher trained in internal medicine, neuroendocrinology, and addiction medicine. Dr. Brown has provided consultation to a host of agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr. Brown is President-elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and serves as the Medical Advisor to the National Football League.
Dr. Brown's scientific contributions have focused on addiction and drug abuse-related HIV transmission. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles, 10 chapters, and 100 published abstracts.
E. Cabrina Campbell, M.D.
School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center
University and Woodland Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19810
(215) 823-4248 Fax
Dr. Campbell trained at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as Chief Resident during her last year. She joined the faculty in 1993.
Her research interests include the treatment of schizophrenia comorbid with cocaine abuse. She has received Federal funding in this area and has participated in multisite clinical trials involving the pharmacological treatment of schizophrenia and side effects of these medications. In addition, she has been honored with numerous awards for her outstanding teaching abilities.
Linda B. Cottler, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine
40 North Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63108
(314) 286-2265 Fax
Dr. Cottler is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. Her National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funding focuses on drug abuse comorbidity, assessment of drug abuse and dependence, and prevention of HIV and STDs among drug-using women. She received the Missouri Public Health Association's Award for public health service and the Washington University Mentorship Award. Dr. Cottler directs postdoctoral training programs supported by NIDA and the National Institute of Mental Health.
Nabila El-Bassel, D.S.W.
School of Social Work
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
(212) 854-8549 Fax
Dr. El-Bassel is an Associate Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is also the Director of the Social Intervention Group and the Center for Intervention and Prevention Research on HIV and Addiction, which is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Over the past 10 years, Dr. El-Bassel has conducted research on HIV prevention interventions and substance abuse treatment.
Phyllis L. Ellickson, Ph.D.
Center for Research on Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
1700 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
(310) 393-0411, ext. 7638
(310) 451-7062 Fax
Dr. Ellickson is Director of the Center for Research on Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Chair of the Health Research Council, and a Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND. A nationally recognized expert on drug prevention and adolescent problem behavior, she led the team that developed and evaluated Project ALERT, a widely acclaimed prevention program. Dr. Ellickson received her Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Barbara Estrada, M.S.
Southwest Institute for Research on Women
University of Arizona
3910 South Sixth Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85714
(520) 434-0336 Fax
Ms. Estrada is a Research Director for the Services Research Office at the Southwest Institute for Research on Women, University of Arizona. During her 11 years at the University of Arizona, she has been involved in the field of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS with a focus on the development, management, evaluation, and quality assurance of research programs.
Patricia E. Evans, M.D., M.P.H.
San Francisco Department of Public Health
30 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 575-5799 Fax
Dr. Evans is Medical Director of Maternal and Child Health for the San Francisco Department of Public Health and a board-certified pediatrician, Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and former member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse.