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Drug Abuse Prevention Research meeting.. details in text2nd National Conference on Drug Abuse Prevention Research:
A Progress Update


This Conference was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C., August 9-10, 2001.

Biographies (continued)

 
Ruth W. Edwards, M.B.A., Ph.D.
Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research
Colorado State University
Sage Hall
Fort Collins, CO 80523-7902
(970) 491-6827
(970) 491-0527 fax
redwards@lamar.colostate.edu

Dr. Edwards, a trained social psychologist, is Research Scientist and Co-Director of the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research at Colorado State University. She has more than two decades of experience in prevention research and is a co-author of the Community Readiness Model.


Marvin Eisen, Ph.D.
Population Studies Center
The Urban Institute
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 261-5709
(202) 728-0232 fax
meisen@ui.urban.org

Dr. Eisen, Principal Research Associate at The Urban Institute, has 30 years of research and evaluation experience in adolescent sexuality, substance use, and mental health, including primary prevention of high-risk behaviors and measurement of health behavior change. He has authored numerous journal articles, book chapters, and monographs on these topics.


Phyllis L. Ellickson, Ph.D.
Center for Research on Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
The RAND Corporation
1700 Main Street
P.O. Box 2138
Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138
(310) 393-0411, ext. 7638
(310) 451-7062 fax
phyllis_ellickson@rand.org

Dr. Ellickson is Director of the Center for Research on Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Chair of RAND's Health Research Council, and Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND. She is a nationally recognized expert on drug prevention and adolescent problem behavior and led the team that developed and evaluated Project ALERT, a widely acclaimed prevention program.


Diane Elliot, M.D., FACP, FACSM
Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine, CR 110
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 494-6554
(503) 494-1310 fax
elliotd@ohsu.edu

Dr. Elliot is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University. She has been a consultant to the World Health Organization on drug use in sports and a Fellow of both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Elliot is one of the American Medical Association's esteemed Master Faculty members. She is currently a U.S. Olympic Committee Crew Chief.


Dennis D. Embry, Ph.D.
PAXIS Institute
P.O. Box 68494
Tucson, AZ 85737
(520) 299-6770
(520) 299-6822 fax
dde@paxis.org

Dr. Embry, a developmental psychologist, is President and CEO of the PAXIS Institute, which identifies, develops, tests, and markets large-scale behavior change programs. He and the PAXIS Institute are helping create substance abuse prevention plans for the States of Wyoming and Arizona. Dr. Embry has previously worked with "Sesame Street," the Pentagon, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Lorenzo Espinoza
West Texas Council Chamizal Collaborative Coalition
600 South Piedras
El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 532-3838
(915) 532-9111 fax
chamizal99@aol.com

Mr. Espinoza is Program Director of the West Texas Council Chamizal Collaborative Coalition. During the past 5 years, he has been working in the south border communities of Sunland Park, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. Mr. Espinoza is committed to empowering the community through community-based organizations that focus on a holistic approach to prevention in substance abuse and environmental concerns.


Lewis E. Gallant, Ph.D.
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc.
808 17th Street NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 293-0090, ext. 109
(202) 293-1250 fax
lgallant@nasadad.org

Dr. Gallant is Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD). Previously, for more than 7 years, he worked at the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services. For 20 years, Dr. Gallant served in active military service as a Human Services Manager and Administrator in the U.S. Army Medical Department. He received his doctoral degree in social work, with an emphasis on human services administration, from the University of Texas-Arlington.


Linn Goldberg, M.D., FACSM
Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine, CR 110
Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 494-6559
(503) 494-1310 fax
goldberl@ohsu.edu

Dr. Goldberg is Professor of Medicine, Head of the Division of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine, and Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at the Oregon Health Sciences University. He was Principal Investigator of ATLAS, an effective drug prevention and health promotion program for male adolescent athletes. Dr. Goldberg, who has been a consultant to the World Health Organization on drug use in sports, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, an expert panelist for the Department of Education's Safe and Drug-Free Schools, and a U.S. Olympic Committee Crew Chief.


Janice Ford Griffin
Join Together
441 Stuart Street, Seventh Floor
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 437-1500
(617) 437-9394 fax
janice@jointogether.org

Ms. Griffin is Deputy Director of Join Together, where she coordinates the Demand Treatment! national initiative to increase the demand for substance abuse treatment. Previously, she led the National Program Office for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Fighting Back Project, a comprehensive community effort to measurably reduce substance abuse in 14 cities. Ms. Griffin is also Consultant to the RWJF Urban Health Initiative. She recently served as Consultant to the World Health Organization's Committee on Primary Health Care for the European Region and has served as the Drug Policy Advisor to former Mayors Bob Lanier and Kathy Whitmire of Houston, Texas.


Roy Griffin, M.A.
Improvement of Discipline and Learning Environment
Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
100 North University, Suite NW 250
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 871-2481
(817) 871-2498 fax
rgrif@ftworth.isd.tenet.edu

Mr. Griffin is Coordinator, Improvement of Discipline and Learning Environment, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities, Fort Worth Independent School District. He is also Chairman of the Fort Worth Area Ryan White Care Act Planning Council and a Board Member of the County Mental Health and Mental Retardation Agency. Mr. Griffin formerly served on the Community Epidemiological Committee for NIDA and is currently a member of the African-American Researchers and Scholars Group.


Kevin P. Haggerty, M.S.W.
Social Development Research Group
University of Washington
9725 Third Avenue, NE, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 543-3188
(206) 543-5407 fax
haggerty@u.washington.edu

Mr. Haggerty is on the faculty of the Social Development Research Group, University of Washington. He serves as Project Director of the Focus on Families preventive intervention. Mr. Haggerty brings an extensive clinical and research background to his training and presentations. He has written numerous articles and books and has developed several researched-based prevention curricula.


Denise Hallfors, Ph.D.
Department of Maternal and Child Health
School of Public Health
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Rosenau Hall, CB 7400
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
(919) 966-6287
(919) 966-0458 fax
denise_hallfors@unc.edu

Dr. Hallfors is Research Associate Professor in the School of Public Health, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She conducts both school- and community-based drug prevention research and teaches program evaluation in maternal and child health. Dr. Hallfors' background is in nursing, with doctoral training in mental health services research.


J. David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Social Development Research Group
University of Washington
9725 Third Avenue, NE, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 543-7655
(206) 543-5407 fax
jdh@u.washington.edu

Dr. Hawkins is Director of the Social Development Research Group, Kozmetsky Professor of Prevention at the School of Social Work, and Co-Founder of Developmental Research and Programs at the University of Washington. He is committed to translating research into effective practice and policy to improve adolescent health and development.


Jerald R. Herting, Ph.D.
Psychosocial and Community Health
School of Nursing
University of Washington
Box 357263
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 616-6478
(206) 221-3674 fax
herting@u.washington.edu

Dr. Herting is Research Associate Professor, with a joint appointment in Psychosocial and Community Health (School of Nursing) and the Department of Sociology, at the University of Washington. He has more than
12 years of experience in conducting research in adolescent substance use, mental health, delinquency, and educational achievement. Dr. Herting has been a member of the Reconnecting Youth research team since 1989. His work includes instrument development and alternative statistical models for evaluating program effectiveness.

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