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Staff Biographies

Senior staff biographies

Center on Addiction’s leadership comprises a diverse group of individuals with expertise in a broad range of fields including: addiction, business, communications, epidemiology, government, law, marketing, psychology, public administration, public health, public policy, social work, sociology and statistics.

Staff Bios


Creighton Drury is President of Center on Addiction. Inspired by the benefits he received from his childhood and teenage passion for sports, he has pursued a career dedicated to helping young people identify and follow their own positive interests and ambitions. His efforts have focused on providing young people with opportunities and resources that position them to lead healthy, successful lives. Through his work, Mr. Drury has witnessed first-hand the causes and consequences of addiction. Now more than ever, he is resolved to be part of the movement to do something about it.

In various executive leadership roles at Covenant House and New Jersey Community Development Corporation, Mr. Drury co-led organizations positively impacting the lives of thousands of young people. Some of his many contributions included founding an urban charter elementary school, designing and implementing a strategic network of school-based youth services programs, championing and implementing a trauma-informed strength-based practice approach, and advancing the vision and plan for a comprehensive program center for homeless youth.

As New Jersey’s Director of Gang and Crime Prevention Strategies, Mr. Drury influenced policy and funding priorities for youth in underserved communities. As an attorney with the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler, his pro bono practice included cases protecting and advancing the rights of children and homeless individuals. He also served as an assistant state director for Senator Bill Bradley.

He received his B.A. in history and political science from Rutgers University, where he was captain of the men’s basketball team, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Most importantly, he is a proud husband and father of three. 

Executive Vice President

Emily Feinstein leads the development and implementation of new tools, products and initiatives aimed at increasing public awareness about addiction. Motivated by a desire to seek justice on behalf of those whom she has known and loved impacted by this disease, Ms. Feinstein is determined to eliminate the barriers to treatment people suffering from addiction regularly face. Prior to joining Center on Addiction, Ms. Feinstein practiced health care law at a leading global law firm. She has also worked as a research/policy analyst for institutions such as President Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and The Hastings Center. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. in bioethics from Brown University.

Research Topics: Adolescent substance use prevention; addiction treatment; teen culture; engaged parenting; health care reform; health policy

Selected Publications:

  • Feinstein, E. C., Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2012). Addressing the critical health problem of adolescent substance use through health care, research, and public policy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(5), 431-436.

Vice President and Director of Finance and Administration and Secretary-Treasurer

Ms. Brown is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of Center on Addiction's office, including financial management, grants and contracts administration, payroll, benefits, accounts payable and library and computer systems. In addition, she acts as liaison to the board of directors and the board’s audit and investment committees. Ms. Brown served as Director of Administration for the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Dewey Ballantine for 9 years prior to joining Center on Addiction. She has also been Director of Administration for the law firms of Califano, Ross & Heineman and Cohen and Uretz. Ms. Brown received her B.S. in education from The George Washington University.  

Director of Adolescent and Family Research

Dr. Hogue directs a federally funded research program focused on adoption and sustainability of empirically supported behavioral treatments for adolescent substance use in routine care, treatment fidelity and process-outcome research on evidence-based practices for adolescent behavioral health problems, and addressing adolescent service needs across various sectors of care. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist. He received his B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Columbia University and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University.

Research Topics: Development of family-based interventions for adolescent substance use and delinquency; treatment fidelity research on family intervention models; combined behavioral and pharmacological interventions for teens with co-occurring ADHD and substance use disorder; neurodevelopmental processes that influence risky adolescent behavior

Selected Publications:

  • Hogue, A., Lichvar, E., & Bobek, M. (in press). Pilot evaluation of the Medication Integration Protocol for adolescents with ADHD in behavioral care: Treatment fidelity, acceptability, and utilization. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Henderson, C. E., Bobek, M., Johnson, C., Lichvar, E., & Morgenstern, J. (2015). Randomized trial of family therapy versus non-family treatment for adolescent behavior problems in usual care.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 44, 954-969.
  • Hogue, A., Bobek, M., & Evans, S. W. (2014). Changing academic support in the home for adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A family-based clinical protocol for improving school performance. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
  • Hogue, A., Henderson, C. E., Ozechowski, T. J., & Robbins, M. S. (2014). Evidence base on outpatient behavioral treatments for adolescent substance use: Updates and recommendations 2007-2013.  Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 43, 697-720.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Lichvar, E., Bobek, M., & Henderson, C. E. (2015).  Validity of therapist self-report ratings of fidelity to evidence-based practices for adolescent behavior problems: Correspondence between therapists and observers. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 42, 229-243.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., & Henderson, C. E. (2014).  Therapist self-report of evidence-based practices in usual care for adolescent behavior problems: Factor and construct validity.  Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 41, 126-139.
  • Hogue, A., Ozechowski, T, J., Robbins, M. S., & Waldron, H. B. (2013). Making fidelity an intramural game: Localizing quality assurance procedures to promote sustainability of evidence-based practices in usual care.  Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20, 60-77.
  • Hogue, A., & Dauber, S. (2013). Assessing fidelity to evidence-based practices in usual care: The example of family therapy for adolescent behavior problems.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 37, 21-30.
  • Hogue, A., & Dauber, S. (2013).  Diagnostic profiles among urban adolescents with unmet treatment needs:  Comorbidity and perceived need for treatment.  Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 21, 18-32.
  • Hogue, A. (2010). When technology fails: Getting back to nature.  Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17, 77-81.

Director of Health Services Research

Dr. Neighbors oversees research on treatment system change and integration with health care. He came to Center on Addiction from Brown Medical School where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a Research Fellow. Prior to that, he was a Financial Analyst at Kraft-General Foods in White Plains, New York. He received his B.A. in history and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis, his M.B.A. in finance from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rutgers University.

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

Projects: Study of New York State implementation of Medicaid Health Homes impact on patients with substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, severe mental illness, and other chronic health conditions; New York State Implementation of substance screening and interventions in healthcare settings; Development and validation study of New York State’s addiction treatment level of care determination tool; Addictions treatment provider technical assistance center for system transition under New York 
Medicaid reform

Selected Publications:

  • Dauber, S., Neighbors, C. J., Dasaro, C., Riordan, A., & Morgenstern, J. (2012). Impact of intensive case management on child welfare system involvement for substance-dependent parenting women on public assistance. Child Youth Services Review, 34(7), 1359-1366.
  • Kuerbis, A., Neighbors, C. J., & Morgenstern, J. (2011). Depression's moderation of the effectiveness of intensive case management with substance-dependent women on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Outpatient substance use disorder treatment utilization and outcomes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(2), 297-307.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Barnett, N. P., Rohsenow, D. J., Colby, S. M., & Monti, P. M. (2010). Cost effectiveness of a motivational intervention for alcohol-involved youth in a hospital emergency department. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71(3), 384-394.
  • Morgenstern, J., Neighbors, C. J., Kuerbis, A., Riordan, A., Blanchard, K. A., McVeigh, K. H., et al. (2009). Improving 24-month abstinence and employment outcomes for substance-dependent women receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families with intensive case management. American Journal of Public Health, 99(2), 328-333.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Marquez, D. X., & Marcus, B. H. (2008). Leisure-time physical activity disparities among Hispanic subgroups in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1460-1464.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Rogers, M. L., Shenassa, E. D., Sciamanna, C. N., Clark, M. A., & Novak, S. P. (2007). Ethnic/racial disparities in hospital procedure volume for lung resection for lung cancer. Medical Care, 45(7), 655-663.
  • Davidson, C., Neighbors, C.J., Hall, G., Hogue, A., Cho, R., Kutner, B., & Morgenstern, J. (2014). Association of Housing First Implementation with Key Outcomes among Substance Using Homeless Individual’s. Psychiatric Services, 65(11), 1318-1324.
  • Hall, G., Neighbors, C.J., Iheoma, J., Dauber, S., Adams, M., Culleton, R., Muench, F., Borys, S., McDonald, R., & Morgenstern, J. (2014). Mobile opioid agonist treatment and public funding expands treatment for disenfranchised opioid-dependent individuals. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46 (4), 511-515.
  • Chung, H, Kim, A., Neighbors, C.J., Cummings, J., Ricketts, S, O’Grady, M.A., & Raum, D. (2013). Early experience of a pilot intervention for patients with depression and chronic medical illness in an urban ACO. General Hospital Psychiatry, 35, 468-471.
  • Neighbors, C., Sun, Y., Yerneni, R., Tesiny, E., Burke, C., Bardsley, L., McDonald, R., Morgenstern, J. (2013) Medicaid care management: Description of high-cost addictions treatment clients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 45,280-286.

Director of Policy Research and Analysis

Dr. Richter oversees the policy-oriented research projects at Center on Addiction.  Her work focuses on integrating addiction care into mainstream medical practice, educating the public and health professionals about evidence-based addiction care, translating the science of addiction for lay audiences, understanding the substance-related attitudes and beliefs of both the general population and health care professionals, and improving substance use and addiction prevention and treatment, particularly among young people and women.  She received her B.A. in psychology from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Maryland.

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

Selected Publications:

  • Richter, L., Pugh, B. S., Peters, E., & Vaughan, R. D., & Foster, S. E. (2015). Underage drinking: Prevalence and correlates of risky drinking measures among youth aged 12 -20.  American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 18, 1-10.
  • Richter, L., Kunz, K., & Foster, S. E. (2015). A public health approach to prevention: The health professional’s role. In A. Herron (Ed.), Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials (2nd edition). American Society of Addiction Medicine. 
  • Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2014). Effectively addressing addiction requires changing the language of addiction.  Journal of Public Health Policy, 35(1), 60-64.
  • Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2013). The exclusion of nicotine: Closing the gap in addiction policy and practice. American Journal of Public Health, 103(8), 14-16.
  • Foster, S., & Richter, L. (2013). Substance use disorders. In R. T. Senie (Ed.),Epidemiology of women’s health (pp. 249-256). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Sung, H.–E., Richter, L., Vaughan, R., & Foster, S. E. (2013). Substance use and addiction and American prison and jail inmates. In L. Gideon (Ed.), Special needs offenders in correctional institutions (pp. 459-493). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Feinstein, E. C., Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2012). Addressing the critical health problem of adolescent substance use through health care, research, and public policy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(5)431-436.
  • Johnson, P. B., Richter, L., Kleber, H. D., McLellan, A. T., & Carise, D. (2005). Telescoping of drinking-related behaviors: Gender, racial/ethnic, and age comparisons. Substance Use and Misuse, 40(8), 1139-1151.

Director of Digital Communications

Andrea Roley leads the strategic development, implementation and management of Center on Addiction's digital and traditional communication channels. She is also responsible for media relations. Prior to joining Center on Addiction, Ms. Roley spent eight years writing and executing internal and external communications for several top-tier health care clients, translating complex scientific and clinical information for a mass audience through a variety of communication materials. She holds a dual B.A. degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Newspaper and from the College of Arts and Sciences in Political Science.

General Counsel; Director of Grants, Contracts, and Legal Affairs

Ms. Woods-King is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, drafting and updating organizational documents and policies, oversight of federal government grants compliance and all contract review and negotiation. Prior to working at Center on Addiction, she worked for a large New York City law firm. She went on to work as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 multinational company in Connecticut. Ms. Woods-King graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in chemistry. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.

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