Biographies

Thomas J. Crowley, M.D.

Thomas J. Crowley, M.D.

Thomas J. Crowley (thomas.crowley@uchsc.edu), born in 1937, received his education (BA, BS, MD) at the University of Minnesota. After his medical and psychiatric training he conducted biological and behavioral research on non-human primates as a Captain in the US Air Force Medical Corps from 1966 - 1968. Since then he has been a member of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Denver, where he now is a Professor and Director of the Division of Substance Dependence, and where he teaches medical students and residents. His research, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addresses the combination of substance dependence and conduct disorder in adolescents.

He also invented the AvaLung, a safety device to permit skiers buried in avalanches to continue breathing. His activities have included the following: National Institute on Drug Abuse, MERIT Award, 2000-2005. Member, Community Drug Abuse Treatment Committee, Institute of Medicine of the US National Academy of Science (1997). Member, World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Dependence (1995-2003). Consultant to Dutch Govt. on Trial of Heroin for Treating Heroin Addicts, 1997. Board of Scientific Counselors, National Institute on Drug Abuse Addiction Research Center (1994- 1998); Chairman (1994-1995). Member, Board of Directors of College on Problems of Drug Dependence (1988-1994, and 2002-2006); President (1992-1993). Member, National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the U.S. Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration (1985-1989). NIDA-NIAAA Career Teacher in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (1976-1979). Editorial Board Member of several research journals. Member, Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders Work Group for Preparation of DSM-IV, American Psychiatric Association, 1989-1994. Member, Ad Hoc Advisory Committee for Revision of Substance Use Disorders Category in DSM-III, American Psychiatric Association, 1984. Dr. Crowley has published over 100 scientific reports and book chapters.








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