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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
  • David Shurtleff, Ph.D. - Acting Deputy Director
  • Susan Weiss, Ph.D. - Associate Director for Scientific Affairs
  • Glenda Conroy - Associate Director for Management
  • Linda Thomas - Special Assistant to the Director
  • Jacques Normand, Ph.D. - Director, AIDS Research Program
  • Steven Gust, Ph.D. - Director, International Program

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 courrier deliveries use: Rockville, MD  20892

This page was last updated September 7, 2012.

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NIDAIRP Intramural Research Program Baltimore, MD
International program link

Featured Publication

Featured Publication

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior - The Science of Addiction

As a result of scientific research, we know that addiction is a disease that affects both brain and behavior.

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