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Office of the NIDA Director (OD)

What We Do:

NIDA's mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
This involves:

  1. Strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral, and social mechanisms involved.
  2. Ensuring the effective translation, implementation, and dissemination of scientific research findings to improve the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and enhance public awareness of addiction as a brain disorder.

Office Listings:

Office Staff:

  • Dr. Nora Volkow - Director
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  • Dr. Wilson Compton  Deputy Director
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  • Joellen Austin​ - Associate Director for Management
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  • Steven Gust, Ph.D. - Director, International Program
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  • Hilda Schulke - Staff Assistant to the Director
  • Kelley Villers  - Staff Assistant to the Deputy Director
  • Ellie Johnson - Supervisory Staff Assistant​
  • Maggie Stevenson - Staff Assistant to the Associate Director for Management
  • Monglan Le - Correspondence Systems Coordinator

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 April 2018