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Keith Humphreys, Ph.D
Keith Humphreys, Ph.D
Stanford University School of Medicine
Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA

Research Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Health Care Organization, Health Care Policy, Mental Health, Program Evaluation, Quality Measurement Development, Serious Mental Illness & Schizophrenia Substance Use Disorders, Depression

Dr. Keith Humphreys is a Professor and the Section Director for Mental Health Policy in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Health Services Research Center in Palo Alto and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London. His research addresses the prevention and treatment of addictive disorders, the formation of mental health and drug policies, consumer-intensive health management programs, and the extent to which subjects in medical research differ from patients seen in everyday clinical practice. His work in the multinational humanitarian effort is to rebuild the psychiatric care system of Iraq and national redesign of the VA health system's mental health services for Iraq war Veterans. He won the 2009 American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Public Interest. He and the authors of "Drug Policy and the Public Good" won the 2010 British Medical Association's Award for Public Health Book of the Year. Dr. Humphreys has been extensively involved in the formation of public policy, having served as a member of the White House Commission on Drug Free Communities, the VA National Mental Health Task Force, and the National Advisory Council of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. During the Obama Administration, he spent a sabbatical year as Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. He has also testified on numerous occasions in Parliament and advises multiple government agencies in the U.K.


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