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Wendee M. Wechsberg, Ph.D.
Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions
Wendee M. Wechsberg has mentored drug about researchers around the globe in substance abuse treatment research and practice, particularly in South Africa and Russia. She founded and chairs the NIDA International Women's and Children's Health and Gender Working Group, known as InWomen's. This multidisciplinary forum grew from a breakout session at the 2008 NIDA International Forum into a satellite meeting at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Thanks to her leadership, InWomen's is a vibrant source of information and professional opportunities for researchers focusing on the consequences of substance use among women and children. Dr. Wechsberg directs the Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions research program at RTI International and is an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, where she mentors U.S. graduate students and encourages their participation in international collaborative research on gender and ethnicity, outreach, HIV risk, and women substance abusers. Dr. Wechsberg is an outstanding mentor to researchers from around the world.