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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.


Eusebio M. Alvaro, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Health Communication Research Office
Arizona Cancer Center
University of Arizona
1522 East Drachman
Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 626-8391
(520) 626-6695 fax

Dr. Alvaro is Director of the Health Communication Research Office at the Arizona Cancer Center, University of Arizona. He has research experience in social influence, mass-media health campaigns, and the development and assessment of health promotion and disease prevention interventions utilizing news media.

Anthony Biglan, Ph.D.
Oregon Research Institute
1715 Franklin Boulevard
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 484-2123
(541) 484-1108 fax

Dr. Biglan is Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Community Interventions on Child-Rearing at the Oregon Research Institute. His research on child and adolescent problem behavior has included numerous experimental evaluations of family, school, clinical, and community preventive interventions targeting substance use, antisocial behavior, and high-risk sexual behavior among adolescents.

Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D.
Institute for Prevention Center
Cornell University Medical College
411 East 69th Street, Room 203
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-1270
(212) 746-8390 fax

Dr. Botvin is Director of Cornell University's Institute for Prevention Research, Director of the Department of Public Health's Division of Prevention and Health Behavior, Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell University. He is well known for developing the Life Skills Training program, which is widely recognized as one of the most effective school-based prevention programs. Recently, Dr. Botvin was elected President of the Society for Prevention Research. He has published nearly 200 scientific papers and book chapters, has been invited to address many audiences, and has received numerous awards for his research.

Nanci Bratcher
Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
P.O. Box 28
Santa Barbara, CA 93102
(805) 963-1433
(805) 963-4099 fax

Ms. Bratcher has been Youth Services Coordinator of the Fighting Back Project at the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for the past 3 years. She coordinates, supervises, and provides training and assistance to 14 youth service specialists. Ms. Bratcher also implements and maintains these programs by coordinating efforts with communities and school districts.

Joseph N. Cappella, Ph.D.
Annenberg School for Communication
University of Pennsylvania
3620 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6220
(215) 989-7059
(215) 898-2024 fax

Dr. Cappella holds the Gerald R. Miller Chair at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. His research, which has been supported by grants from the Federal Government, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Markle, Ford, Carnegie, and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundations, has appeared in psychology, communication, health, and politics journals. Dr. Cappella is past President and a Fellow of the International Communication Association as well as a recipient of the B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award.

Richard F. Catalano, Ph.D.
Social Development Research Group
University of Washington
9725 Third Avenue, NE, Suite 401
Seattle, WA 98115
(206) 543-6742
(206) 543-5407 fax

Dr. Catalano is Professor and Associate Director of the Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington School of Social Work in Seattle. His work focuses on discovering risk and protective factors for both positive and problem behaviors and designing and evaluating programs to address these factors.

Timothy P. Condon, Ph.D.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 5230, MSC 9591
Bethesda, MD 20892-9591
(301) 443-6036
(301) 443-6277 fax

Dr. Condon is Associate Director of NIDA and Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications. In these roles, he oversees the Institute's science planning, policy, congressional, and communications activities and coordinates NIDA's research training and science education programs. Dr. Condon received his doctoral degree in the neurosciences from the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Ohio State University. He is the author of numerous scientific and science policy reports. Dr. Condon has served on a number of Federal task forces and committees and has received numerous awards and honors for his leadership in setting science policy standards.

Brenda Cook
Edmondson Community Organization, Inc.
2114 Edmondson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21223
(410) 225-3365
(410) 225-3875 fax

Ms. Cook is Program Director of the Edmondson Community Organization, Inc., Weed and Seed Initiative. She also is a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Safe and Sound Campaign of Baltimore, the Governor's Anti Gun Violence Project, and the Young People's Christian Crusade. Ms. Cook has received numerous awards for her participation and dedication to making a difference in her community and in the lives of young people.

Frank Costello
11920 Grason Lane
Bowie, MD 20715
(301) 779-8000
(301) 779-8120 fax

Mr. Costello enters his 16th season as the Washington Capitals Hockey Team's Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has experience in coaching youth as well as professional athletes. Mr. Costello is a four-time NCAA Track and Field All-American and was the Division I NCAA High Jump Champion in 1965 and 1966. He also has received prestigious awards, including NCAA Coach of the Year in 1975 and the International Sports Sciences Association Stan Jones Award as the top strength and conditioning coach in the United States.

William D. Crano, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Claremont Graduate University
150 East 10th Street
Claremont, GA 91711-6160
(909) 621-8084
(909) 621-8905 fax

Dr. Crano is Professor of Psychology at Claremont Graduate University. His research focuses on drug and HIV prevention in adolescents. Dr. Crano is a Fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. He has served as Program Director in Social Psychology at the National Science Foundation, a North Atlantic Treaty Organization Senior Scientist, a Fulbright Fellow, and a liaison scientist for the Office of Naval Research.

Susan L. David, M.P.H.
Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 5153, MSC 9589
Bethesda, MD 20852-9589
(301) 443-6504
(301) 443-2636 fax

Ms. David is Deputy Chief of the Prevention Research Branch in the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research at NIDA. She assists in managing the expansion and future directions for prevention research. Ms. David also directs NIDA's efforts to evaluate the impact of the White House National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and has developed a portfolio of research grants on persuasive communications and drug use. In 1997, she co-authored the publication Preventing Drug Use Among Children and Adolescents: A Research-Based Guide.

Barbara Delaney, M.B.A.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
405 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1601
New York, NY 10174
(212) 922-1560
(212) 922-1570 fax

Ms. Delaney is Senior Vice-President and Director of Research for the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. She supervises strategic research on understanding trends in drug attitudes and behavior and evaluates the impact of media on the drug issue. Ms. Delaney graduated from Rutgers University and obtained her M.B.A. degree from Cleveland State University.

Peter J. Delany, D.S.W.
Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Room 5153, MSC 9589
Bethesda, MD 20892-9589
(301) 443-6504
(301) 443-2636 fax

Dr. Delany is Deputy Director of the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research at NIDA. Prior to accepting a commission in the U.S. Public Health Service and joining NIDA, he taught at both the Catholic University of America and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Dr. Delaney is a licensed clinical social worker and a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers with 19 years of experience in the fields of addiction and mental health. His primary research interest has been in the development of organizations and service systems to meet the needs of underserved populations.

Linda Dusenbury, Ph.D.
Tanglewood Research, Inc.
7017 Albert Pick Road, Suite D
Greensboro, NC 27409
(336) 662-0090
(336) 662-0099 fax

Dr. Dusenbury is Senior Researcher at Tanglewood Research, Inc., where her research focus has been on the dissemination and implementation of effective drug abuse prevention strategies. Previously, she worked on the development of prevention intervention research projects for youth. Dr. Dusenbury received a Clinical Training Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to complete her postdoctoral training.

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