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Office of the NIDA Director (OD)

What We Do:

NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction. This charge has two critical components. The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines. The second is to ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment, and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.

Office Listings:

Office Staff:

  • Dr. Nora Volkow - Director
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  • Dr. Wilson Compton  Deputy Director
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  • Joseph Frascella​ - Senior Scientific Advisor
  • Joellen Austin​ - Associate Director for Management
  • Steven Gust, Ph.D. - Director, International Program
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  • Dale Weiss - Program Analyst, International
  • Brenda Monarque - Staff Assistant to the Director
  • Ellie Johnson - Supervisory Staff Assistant​
  • Magdalen Stevenson - Staff Assistant to the Associate Director for Management
  • Evelyn Anderson​ - Staff Assistant to Deputy Director

Mailing Address:

National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institutes of Health
6001 Executive Blvd., Suite 5274
Bethesda, MD  20892-9581
Phone:  301-443-6480
Fax:  301-443-9127
For courier deliveries use: Rockville, MD  20892

This page was last updated December 2015