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Dr. Keith Humphreys Addresses the Opioid Epidemic

Dr. Keith Humphreys Addresses the Opioid Epidemic

On March 19, 2019, HHP hosted the 34th annual D.K. Stanley Lecture featuring noted Stanford professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences and former Obama administration senior drug control policy advisor, Dr. Keith Humphreys.

Dr. Humphreys served as senior policy advisor for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy from 2009-2010 and was one of the lead drafters of President Obama’s National Drug Control Strategy. He currently serves as the  associate director for the Center for Innovation to Implementation and is a senior research career scientist at the Center for Innovation to Implementation in the Health Services Research & Development Service of the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in California.

Dr. Humphrey's research focuses on interventions ranging from mutual help groups and professional treatment to drug control policy for substance abuse and related behavioral disorders. His presentation “Effective Strategies for Responding to the Opioid Crisis” discussed multiple strategies and tactics that have some effectiveness in reducing the opioid epidemic and associated harms.

Watch the 2019 D.K. Stanley Lecture, as well as a Facebook Live interview with Ben Berey, Ph.D. canddiate in the Department of Health Education & Behavior. 

View photos from the lecture.

The D.K. Stanley Lecture is presented annually by the College of Health & Human Performance. It was established in 1986 as a memorial to Dennis Keith “Dutch” Stanley in recognition of his many contributions to the professions of physical education, health education and recreation.

Each year, the subject of the series rotates between HHP departments. The 34th annual lecture brings a a focus from the Department of Health Education and Behavior. Bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and public understanding of this issue will help attendees learn improved ways to promote healthy living.

The event was made possible through the generous support of the Frederick Family Endowment. 

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