Jerry Jaffe


Jerry JaffeJerome H. Jaffe, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Adjunct Professor at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Senior Research Scientist at Friends Research Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. He has worked in the addictions field as a clinician, researcher, teacher, writer, and policymaker for more than 50 years. As the first White House “Drug Czar” Dr. Jaffe initiated many of the basic and epidemiological research programs that formed the groundwork for ongoing efforts in drug abuse research and introduced programs that radically altered and expanded drug abuse treatment in the United States. His many publications include peer reviewed scientific journal articles, chapters in textbooks of psychiatry, pharmacology and drug abuse, and books and articles in the popular press. Dr. Jaffe has served on national and international advisory groups and as a consultant to private and public agencies. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Fellow Emeritus of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Society for the Study of Addiction in the UK.
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