June Ask the Expert Keith Humphreys, Ph.D
Keith Humphreys is a Professor (Research) of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, a VA Senior Research Career Scientist and a CHP/PCOR associate. A clinical/community psychologist by training, Humphreys' research focuses on the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders, and, on the extent to which subjects in medical research differ from patients seen in everyday clinical practice. Since 2004, Humphreys has also volunteered as a consultant and teacher in the multinational humanitarian effort to rebuild the psychiatric care system of Iraq, for which he recently won the American Psychological Association's Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Public Interest.
Dr. Humphreys has been extensively involved in the formation of federal policy, having served as a member of the White House Commission on Drug Free Communities, the VA National Mental Health Task Force, and the National Advisory Council of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. He recently spent a sabbatical year as Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.