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Blending Clinical Practice and Research: Forging Partnerships to Enhance Drug Addiction Treatment

Speaker Biographies

Ron Jackson, M.S.W.
Executive Director
Evergreen Treatment Services
1700 Airport Way, South
Seattle, WA 98134-1618
(206) 223-3644
(206) 223-1482 Fax

Mr. Jackson is Executive Director of Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS), a private, nonprofit, community based-organization in Seattle, Washington, which provides outpatient opioid treatment to more than 850 patients. He has been an investigator on many research projects that have been conducted at ETS over the past decade. Those studies have investigated treatment, motivational enhancement, and acupuncture interventions for opiate-, cocaine-, and marijuana-dependent individuals. Mr. Jackson is also Investigator of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant that is implementing methadone maintenance in primary care; Project Director of a Center for Substance Abuse Treatment-funded mobile methadone van service, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Washington Node of NIDA's Clinical Trials Network. In addition, he is Affiliate Associate Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work. Mr. Jackson has been working as a clinician, administrator, educator, researcher, and consultant in the field of addiction treatment since 1972.

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Susan E. James, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
19th Floor
633 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 841-5252
(212) 956-8020 Fax

Dr. James earned her doctorate in community psychology from New York University. She later worked as Research Associate at Chapin Hall for Children at the University of Chicago on an evaluation of a multisite child abuse and neglect initiative funded by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and also was Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Dr. James directed a research project that assessed mental health and housing needs among homeless families in New York City. At Weill Medical College, Cornell University, she designed and conducted primary prevention programs for children and families living in emergency shelters. Dr. James held a 3-year guest faculty position in the Department of Psychology at Sarah Lawrence College, where she taught community intervention, the psychology of oppression, and the psychology of African Americans. She is Senior Research Associate at the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, where she conducts and manages the research on multisite national demonstration projects. Dr. James' research focuses on multilevel violence and social isolation among women in drug treatment.

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Timothy P. Janikowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
State University of New York, Buffalo
Baldy Hall, Room 409
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000
(716) 645-2484, ext. 1055
(716) 645-6616 Fax

Dr. Janikowski is Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, School and Education Psychology at the State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo. He has been a certified rehabilitation counselor since 1984 and received his Ph.D. degree in rehabilitation psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1988. Dr. Janikowski was on the faculty of the Rehabilitation Institute at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, for 11 years prior to coming to SUNY Buffalo in 1999. His research interests focus on the rehabilitation of substance abuse and disability. Dr. Janikowski has delivered more than 30 State and national presentations at conferences and has published 29 journal articles, several book chapters, a research monograph, and the textbook The Rehabilitation Model of Substance Abuse Counseling.

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Nancy E. Jones, M.H.S.A., CEAP, CPP
Prevention Services Evaluation Coordinator
Capital Region BOCES-CAPIT
6 British American Boulevard
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 786-6421
(518) 786-3245 Fax

Ms. Jones has been in the human services field for more than 25 years and is committed to the health and well-being of families and young people. For the past 6 years she has been with the Capital Region BOCES-CAPIT (Comprehensive Approaches to Prevention, Intervention, and Training) program, working with the CAPIT team to provide a comprehensive approach to prevention services in the Capital Region. Previously, Ms. Jones focused on community prevention at Capital Region "Councils." Her credentials include a master's degree in human service administration and certifications as an employee assistance professional and a New York State (NYS) prevention professional. Ms. Jones has dedicated herself to creating positive change for the field and has served in numerous provider organization roles, including President of the Coalition of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP) of Northeast New York (1997-1998 and 2000-2001), member of the ASAP Legislative Committee (1995-1996); Chair of the ASAP Prevention Committee (1995); ASAP board member (since 1997), currently as ASAP Third Vice President, Conference Co-Chair, and ASAP Prevention Co-Chair (2000-2001); and NYS Drug and Alcohol Prevention Professionals Co-President (1998-1999), Conference Co-Chair (1996), and Regional Representative (1996-1997). Her current interests include research design and evaluation, organizational development, systems change, and all aspects of reaching outcomes through prevention.

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Scott Kellog, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Kreek Laboratory
Rockefeller University
Box 171
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 327-8282
(212) 327-7023 Fax

Dr. Kellog is Clinical Psychologist in the Laboratory of the Biology of the Addictive Diseases at Rockefeller University. He is also Co-Director of Training for the New York Node of NIDA's Clinical Trials Network and New York Node Lead Investigator for the MIEDAR contingency management protocol. Dr. Kellogg is Past President of the Division on Addictions of the New York State Psychological Association. He is also a therapist at the Cognitive Therapy Center of New York. In the nearly 14 years that Dr. Kellogg has worked in the substance abuse field, he has treated patients in methadone, drug-free, dual-diagnosis, and research settings.

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Steven Kipnis, M.D., FACP
Medical Director
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services
Sixth Floor
Building 57
Orangeburg, NY 10902
(845) 359-8500
(845) 359-8643 Fax

Dr. Kipnis received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship in internal and pulmonary medicine at the Nassau County Medical Center. He is board certified in internal medicine and received his certification in addiction medicine from the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 1990. Dr. Kipnis was elected to fellowship in the American College of Physicians in 1996. He began working for New York State (NYS) as a part-time medical specialist in 1982, became Medical Director of the Blaisdell Addiction Treatment Center in 1996, and was named Medical Director of the NYS Bureau of Addiction Treatment Centers in 1999. In 2000 Dr. Kipnis was promoted to the position of Medical Director of the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. He is also Co-Chair of the Centers for Substance Abuse Treatment Treatment Improvement Protocol 19: Detoxification From Alcohol and Other Drugs (revised). Dr. Kipnis has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally on addiction medicine topics.

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Herbert D. Kleber, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Division on Substance Abuse
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University
Unit 66
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
(212) 543-5570
(212) 543-6018 Fax

Dr. Kleber is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division on Substance Abuse at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He previously served as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Dr. Kleber was Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University and Founder in 1968 of the Yale Substance Abuse Treatment Division. Since founding the Division with his colleague, Dr. Marian Fischman, it has become one of the leading substance abuse research centers in the country, with more than 30 National Institutes of Health-funded projects. Dr. Kleber has been a pioneer in the research and treatment of narcotic and cocaine abuse for more than 35 years. He and his colleagues have helped develop and improve medications currently used to treat substance abuse and the psychosocial approaches that accompany them.

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Joseph Krasnansky, M.S.W., CSW
Outpatient Methadone Treatment Programs
Lower Eastside Service Center, Inc.
46 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002
(212) 343-3550
(212) 941-2482 Fax

Mr. Krasnansky is Director of Outpatient Methadone Treatment Programs at the Lower Eastside Service Center, Inc. These programs serve approximately 900 patients and provide intensive and comprehensive treatment, including onsite primary medical care, HIV medical care and related services, psychiatric evaluation and management, a comprehensive array of vocational services and resources completely integrated into the program's treatment model, case management services, and long-term individual and group counseling. Mr. Krasnansky is responsible for the overall management of the programs as well as clinical training and supervision of the professional and management staffs. In addition to substance abuse treatment experience, he has extensive clinical and analytic training and 20 years of clinical work experience with adults and adolescents. Mr. Krasnansky also maintains a private practice in Manhattan and Westchester.

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Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D.
Professor and Head/Senior Physician
Rockefeller University Hospital
Rockefeller University
Kreek Laboratory
Box 171
1230 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
(212) 327-8247
(212) 327-8574 Fax

Dr. Kreek is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she received honors in chemistry and biology. She received her M.D. degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kreek joined the Rockefeller Institute in 1964 and, with Drs. Vincent P. Dole and the late Dr. Marie Nyswander, performed initial studies of the use of a long-acting opioid agonist methadone in the chronic management of heroin addiction. She is Professor and Head of the Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases at Rockefeller University and Senior Physician at the Rockefeller University Hospital in New York City. Dr. Kreek's laboratory staff comprises molecular biologists, chemists, cell biologists, neuroscientists and psychologists, and physicians working in coordination to study the molecular, cellular, and behavioral neurobiology of addictive diseases and the related clinical neurobiology and molecular genetics of addictions. She is also Principal Investigator and Scientific Director of a NIDA Research Center. Dr. Kreek has written more than 300 scientific reports, concept papers, and review articles. She has also received several awards for her scientific research, including the R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Scientist Award and Lecture of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Betty Ford Award from the American Medical Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, and the Nathan B. Eddy Memorial Award for Lifetime Excellence in the field of Drug Abuse Research. In May 2000 Dr. Kreek received the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the University of Uppsala, Sweden, and in September 2000 was made a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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Cynthia Kuhn, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University Medical School
Box 3813
Durham, NC 27710
(919) 684-8828
(919) 681-8609 Fax

Dr. Kuhn is Professor of Pharmacology at Duke University Medical School, where she studies the effects of cocaine and other drugs in animal models. Her research specializes in understanding the vulnerability of females and of developing animals to drugs of abuse. Dr. Kuhn received her bachelor's degree in biology from Stanford University and her Ph.D. degree in pharmacology from Duke University. She teaches the undergraduate course "Drugs and the Brain" as well as drug abuse pharmacology to medical school students. She is coauthor of Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs From Alcohol to Ecstasy; Pumped: Straight Facts for Athletes About Drugs, Supplements and Training; and Just Say Know, Talking with Kids About Drugs and Alcohol. Dr. Kuhn is active in drug abuse education at Duke through alcohol and other drug education initiatives for resident advisors, freshmen, and special student groups and also conducts drug abuse education for students, teachers, prevention specialists, and treatment providers.

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Janet Lerner, D.S.W.
Administrator of Research and Development
Narco Freedom, Inc.
250 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 402-5259
(718) 292-3030 Fax

Dr. Lerner has been Administrator of Research and Development at Narco Freedom, Inc., since 1988. Narco Freedom is a comprehensive network of care that provides substance abuse treatment and related support services (medical, mental health, case management, etc.) to the five boroughs of New York City. In this role she manages program and staff development and training, community development, facility development, and clinical supervision. Dr. Lerner obtained her doctorate in social work practice research from the Columbia University School of Social Work and has recently published her first book. She is on the faculties of the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling and the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University.

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Frances R. Levin, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Columbia University
Unit 66
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
(212) 543-5896
(212) 543-6018 Fax

Dr. Levin is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. She recently received the Q.J. Kennedy Associate Professorship in Clinical Psychiatry for her medical education endeavors in the area of substance abuse. Dr. Levin received her medical degree from Weill Medical College, Cornell University, and completed her residency at the New York Hospital-Payne Whitney Clinic and a substance abuse fellowship at the Addiction Research Center and the University of Maryland. Dr. Levin is Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator of several NIDA-funded grants. She is also a recipient of a NIDA Independent Scientist Grant. Her research interests include pharmacologic treatment interventions for cocaine abuse, psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic interventions for marijuana dependence, and treatment approaches for substance-abusing adult patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Levin has given numerous presentations and authored many publications in the area of substance abuse and dual diagnosis. She serves on several advisory panels and has been a member of consensus panels sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.

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