Spokespeople | The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse


The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse Spokespeople

The Center 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 Hannah Freedman.


Emily Feinstein, J.D.

Executive Vice President

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

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

Joseph J. Plumeri

Executive Chair

Areas of Expertise: The personal impact of losing a family member to addiction; engaged parenting; motivational speaking; business and policy solutions to addiction; substance-related attitudes and beliefs


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

Full biography

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

Associate 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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