Kenneth Silverman, PhD is our 2022 Keynote Speaker!
Contingency Management Interventions to Address Drug Addiction, HIV and Poverty
VCBH is delighted to announce our 10th Annual VCBH Conference Keynote Speaker Kenneth Silverman, PhD, Director of the Center for Learning and Health and Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Silverman's research has focused on developing operant treatments to address the interrelated problems of drug addiction, HIV, and poverty. Specifically, he has focused on the development and evaluation of abstinence reinforcement interventions for the treatment of heroin and cocaine addiction; incentives to promote and maintain HIV viral suppression; computer-based training to establish academic and job skills that chronically unemployed adults need to gain and maintain employment and escape poverty; and the therapeutic workplace intervention and employment-based reinforcement to the promote and maintain of drug abstinence and employment.
Dr. Silverman received his PhD in developmental and child psychology from the University of Kansas in 1984. As a postdoctoral fellow at Kansas, he conducted research in the area of child language, and at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine he conducted research in behavioral pharmacology. He has been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins for more than 30 years and has been highly successful in securing many millions of dollars of extramural support for his research and practice as well as for his mentorship of junior faculty members, post-doctoral trainees and interns, pre-doctoral students, and undergraduates in practica and internships. He has provided significant professional service on behalf of scientific journals, conferences, advisory committees for the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and university programs.