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Spokespeople

CASAColumbia Spokespeople

CASAColumbia has several experts available to interview with reporters. Here is a list of our spokespeople and their areas of expertise. To arrange an interview, please contact Lauren Duran or Ali McSherry.

Spokespeople

Samuel A. Ball, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Areas of Expertise: Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders

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Susan E. Foster, M.S.W.

Vice President and Director of Policy Research and Analysis

Areas of Expertise: Impact of substance use/addiction on populations (women, teens, military, older Americans) and on government systems (health care, justice, family services, child welfare); risk factors for addiction and risky substance use; the science of the disease of addiction; effective prevention and treatment options; the role of the alcohol industry in underage and adult excessive drinking;  the costs of addiction and risky use to government; and public policies to prevent and treat addiction

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Jon Morgenstern, Ph.D.

Vice President and Director of Health and Treatment Research and Analysis

Area of Expertise: Treatment for substance use disorders 

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Emily Feinstein, J.D.

Program Director, Policy to Practice

Areas of Expertise: Adolescent substance use prevention; addiction treatment; teen culture; engaged parenting; health care reform; health policy

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Aaron Hogue, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Health and Treatment Research and Analysis

Areas of Expertise: Development of family-based interventions for adolescent drug users and delinquency; adherence and process research on family intervention models; case management services for adult substance users and their families who receive public assistance

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Charles J. Neighbors, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Associate Director of Health and Treatment Research and Analysis

Areas of Expertise: Health care reform; treatment systems change; big data analytics; integration of behavioral health care into mainstream health care

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Linda Richter, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Policy Research and Analysis

Areas of Expertise: The science of addiction; prevention; treatment; substance-related attitudes and beliefs; substance use in special populations; integrating addiction care into mainstream medicine

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Roger D. Vaughan, Dr.P.H., M.S.

Director of Substance Abuse Data Analysis Center (SADACSMTM)

Areas of Expertise: Development of analytic methods for clustered or correlated data; evaluation of community-based public health programs; involvement in the advancing fields of non-invasive surgical techniques

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