Lead Researchers and Respondents
M. Douglas Anglin, Ph.D. is Director of the University of California at Los Angeles Drug Abuse Research Center and Professor in Residence of Medical Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, at the University of California.
Steven Belenko, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Associate at The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. Previous research and management positions were at the New York City Criminal Justice Agency, the Mayor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, Mathematica Policy Research, and the Vera Institute of Justice.
David Farabee, Ph.D. has served as lead analyst for criminal justice research at the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (1992-1995), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, and Research Scientist at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (1995-1997). He is presently study director of a five-year evaluation of the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (funded by the California Department of Corrections).
Kevin Knight, Ph.D. is a Research Scientist at the Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR) at Texas Christian University. His research, reported in over 30 publications, centers on evaluating corrections-based treatment effectiveness.
Douglas S. Lipton, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Fellow at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) in New York City. From 1988 to 1992, he was Director of Research at NDRI (then Narcotic and Drug Research, Inc.). He has evaluated drug abuse control and treatment programs around the world for the UN, consults regularly with HM Prison Service in GB and the CSC in Ottawa, and served as expert consultant to the Partnership for a Drug Free America since its origin. He has taught at several universities and co-authored or edited 6 books and almost 200 publications.
Frank S. Pearson, Ph.D. is Project Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse funded meta-analytical review of evaluation research on correctional treatment programs, reported from 1968 to the present. He is also Project Director on a project funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
D. Dwayne Simpson, Ph.D. is Director of the Institute of Behavioral Research (IBR) and the S.B. Sells Professor of Psychology at Texas Christian University.
Ken Winters, Ph.D. is the Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota.
Paul Gendreau, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Criminal Justice Studies Centre at the Saint John Campus of the University of New Brunswick. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist.
Carol Shapiro is Director of La Bodega de la Familia, a neighborhood drug crisis center and a project of the Vera Institute of Justice. Previously, she served as a consultant to Her Majesty's Home Office in London, an Assistant Commissioner for the NYC Department of Correction, and an administrator for an applied research center at Rutgers University Graduate School of Criminal Justice.
Donald S. Shepard, Ph.D. is Research Professor at the Institute for Health Policy at the Heller School, Brandeis University. A health economist, his research focuses on cost-effectiveness analysis and financing of substance abuse treatment and other health services.
Constance Weisner, Ph.D. is Area Director for Health Services Research at the Alcohol Research Group and Adjunct Professor at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. She is on the National Advisory Council of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and a member of the World Health Organization's Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems