2018 Keynote Speaker: Sharon Walsh, Ph.D.
Sharon Walsh, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and Professor of Behavioral Science and Psychiatry, at the University of Kentucky. The CDAR conducts research on biological, psychological, sociopolitical, and clinical aspects of substance abuse and related behavior. This Center has a long-standing history of providing effective training and evidence-based treatment, intervention and prevention approaches.
Dr. Walsh, a Ph.D. graduate of Rutgers University, focuses her research on pharmacological issues in opioid and cocaine dependence. In addition to her role as Professor and CDAR Director, she is appointed as a Special Government Employee of the Food and Drug Administration. She has participated in two invited national initiatives for NIH and NIDA related to the opioid epidemic and has given several presentations at international and national conferences on this topic.