Timothy C. Edson, PhD
Research & Evaluation Scientist
Instructor in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Vanessa H. Graham
Associate Director of Administration

Heather M. Gray, PhD
Director of Academic Affairs, Division on Addiction
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Scarvel Harris, ALM

Kira E. Landauer, MPH
Community Health Educator Supervisor

Debi A. LaPlante, PhD
Director, Division on Addiction
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Eric R. Louderback, PhD
Research & Evaluation Scientist
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Caitlyn S. Matykiewicz, MPH
Community Health Educator

Seth P. McCullock, PhD
Research & Evaluation Scientist
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Sarah E. Nelson, PhD
Director of Research, Division on Addiction
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Nakita E. Sconsoni, MSW
Community Health Educator

Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, CAS
Distinguished Faculty, Division on Addiction
Morris E. Chafetz Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Field of Behavioral Sciences at Harvard Medical School

Annette M. Siu
Research Coordinator

John Slabczynski
Research Coordinator

Matthew Tom, PhD
Research Data Analyst
Associate in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Affiliates of the Division

Honorary Faculty

Mark J. Albanese, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Addiction Services
Cambridge Health Alliance

Elda Mei Lo Chan, PhD
Director, St. John’s Cathedral Counselling Service
University of Hong Kong

Sally Gainsbury, PhD, DClinPsych
Director, Gambling Treatment & Research Clinic
Associate Professor, School of Psychology
Brain and Mind Centre
University of Sydney

Honorary Fellows

Jeanne Blake
Blake Works, Inc.

Peter Emerson, MPA
Administrative Associate

Visiting Faculty, Scholars, and Postdoctoral Fellows

Visiting Scholars are senior academics and distinguished visitors who hold a doctoral degree or the foreign equivalent. They visit the Division for relatively short periods, usually no longer than a year, to collaborate on research projects and publications with Division scholars. Below is a list of recent scholars.


Guo Song, PhD
Head of Research, National Addictions Management Service/Addiction Medicine Department, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore
Lecturer, Yang Lu Ling Medical School, National University of Singapore


Tuuli Lahti, PhD
Senior Researcher, Adjunct Professor, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


Heather Wardle
Research Director, Health and Wellbeing Group, National Centre for Social Research
Project Director, British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010


Simon Planzer, Attorney at Law, MLaw, MA
Lecturer of Law, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)
Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School


Ryan J. Martin, PhD
Thomas N. Cummings Postdoctoral Fellow


Professor Tae Kyung Lee, MD, PhD
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Center, Seoul National Hospital, Seoul, South Korea


Professor Valerie DeMarinis
Stockholm Centre for Dependency Studies/The Karolinska Institute Stockholm Sweden


Richard McGowan, SJ
Professor of Economics, Boston College


David Korn, MD
University of Toronto

Young Scholars

The Division’s Young Scholars program is open to undergraduate students who currently are studying at a university or a four-year college. The Young Scholar program provides students the opportunity to conduct supervised addiction-related research. Recent Young Scholars are listed below.


Melanie Mitchell
Undergraduate Summer Research Mentee, Bridgewater State University


Than Finan
Young Scholar, Williams College


Elisha Thapa
University of Massachusetts Amherst


Aaron Lim
Young Scholar, Williams College


Katerina Belkin
Young Scholar, Williams College


Theresa Kelliher
Young Scholar, Boston University


Line Gebauer Josefsen
Young Scholar, Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University, Denmark


Andrew Boudreau
Young Scholar, Johns Hopkins University

Advisory Board Members
Current Members

Linda B. Cottler, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine

Joseph T. Coyle, MD
Eben S. Draper Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

Jeff Derevensky, PhD
Professor of Applied/Child Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Youth Gambling Research and Treatment Clinic
McGill University

Barry Kosofsky, MD, PhD, Chairman
Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurology
New York Weill Cornell Medical Center

Robert Ladouceur, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Université Laval

Eileen Luna Firebaugh, JD, MPA
Associate Professor of American Indian Studies
University of Arizona, Tucson

Brian McKay, JD
Former Nevada Attorney General

Richard McGowan, SJ, DBA
Associate Professor of Economics
Boston College

Lisa M. Najavits, PhD
Director, Treatment Innovations
Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine

Eric Turner

Charles F. Wellford, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Maryland

Ken C. Winters, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research
University of Minnesota

Harold Wynne, PhD
Wynne Resources, Ltd.

Past Members

Mark Appelbaum, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor
Professor of Psychology
University of California, San Diego

Herbert D. Kleber, MD
Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

David C. Lewis, MD
Professor of Medicine
Brown University
Project Director
Physician Leadership on National Drug Policy