You are cordially invited to the University of Southern California’s Institute for Addiction Science’s Speaker Series talk by Dr. Stephen T. Higgins, titled “Changing Drug Use and Other Health-related Behavior in Vulnerable Populations.”

Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D., is Director of the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Vermont Center on Behavior and Health (VCBH). The Center is supported by multiple federal grants including the Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Award from NIGMS, and the Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) Award from NIDA/FDA. Dr. Higgins is the Principal Investigator on five NIH grants on the general topic of behavior and health, including two center grants,two research grants,and an institutional training award. He is the Virginia H. Donaldson Endowed Professor of Translational Science in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology and serves as Vice Chair of Psychiatry. He has held many national scientific leadership positions, including terms as President of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the American Psychological Association’s Divisionon Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse. He is the author of more than 350 journal articles and invited book chapters, and editor of a dozen volumes and therapist manuals in the area of behavior and health.

To download the flyer for his talk, click here.


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