Richard Rawson, Ph.D.
Richard Rawson, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs in the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior at UCLA and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Rawson has been a member of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry for over 20 years and is currently a Professor-in Residence. Dr. Rawson oversees a portfolio of addiction research ranging from brain imaging studies to numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial addiction treatments, to the study of how new treatments are applied in the treatment system. During the past decade, he has worked with the US State Department on large substance abuse research and treatment projects, exporting US technology and addiction science to Mexico, Thailand, Israel, Egypt, South Africa and the Palestinian Authority. He directs the capacity building and training component of the United Nations International Network of Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Resource Centres. He is currently principal investigator of the Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and the NIDA Methamphetamine Clinical Trials Group. Dr. Rawson has published 4 books, 25 book chapters and over 175 professional papers and annually conducts over 50 workshops, paper presentations and training sessions.