Spokespeople | Center on Addiction


Center on Addiction Spokespeople

Center on Addiction 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 Catherine Ross Saavedra.


Creighton Drury

Chief Executive Officer

Areas of Expertise: Center on Addiction; organizational leadership; mission-driven performance; youth development; prevention and early intervention strategies; vulnerable populations; family and community support; strategic/collective impact

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Emily Feinstein, J.D.

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

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

Full biography

Aaron Hogue, Ph.D.

Director of Adolescent and Family Research

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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Fred Muench, Ph.D.


Areas of Expertise: Technology; digital substance use interventions; personalized addiction treatment; role of social media and technology platforms in addiction treatment; mobile addiction treatment

Full biography

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

Director of Health Services Research

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

Full biography

Linda Richter, Ph.D.

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; vaping

Full biography

Marcia Lee Taylor

Executive Vice President

Areas of Expertise: Public policy, health care reform, addiction/health policy, advocacy, family support

Full biography

Lindsey Vuolo, J.D., M.P.H.

Director of Health Law and Policy

Areas of Expertise: Health care reform, health policy, insurance coverage for addiction treatment, parity compliance and enforcement, the opioid epidemic

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