Jerome H. Jaffe, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of Maryland School of Medicine
M.D., Temple University School of Medicine
Dr. Jaffe is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is internationally recognized as an expert on the addictions. He has worked in this area for more than forty years, in academia and government, as a clinician, laboratory and clinical researcher, teacher, writer, and policymaker. 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 he introduced programs that radically altered and expanded drug abuse treatment in the United States. His more than 200 publications include peer reviewed articles in scientific journals, chapters in major textbooks of psychiatry, pharmacology, and drug abuse, and books and articles in the popular press. Dr. Jaffe is on the editorial boards of several journals, has served on national and international advisory groups, and is a consultant to private and public agencies concerned with drug abuse treatment and policy. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (Distinguished Life), American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Emeritus), American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, College on Problems of Drug Dependence, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Society for the Study of Addiction in the UK.
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