Carl Hart

The “War on Drugs” is at the center of Columbia University professor Dr. Carl Hart’s recent book, High Price, a “complex story of scientific achievement in the face of overwhelming odds” that blends personal narrative with years of research on drugs and psychology—much of which, the New York Times says, challenges traditional assumptions of substance abuse.

Hart, the university’s first tenured African American professor in the sciences, is an expert on addiction, and has devoted 25 years to understanding the interaction of the environmental, neurobiological and psychological factors that influence human behavior.

In addition to his groundbreaking academic work, Hart is also a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse and serves on the board of directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the Drug Policy Alliance. He has been featured on WNYC, The Young Turks, The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and PBS’s the Tavis Smiley show.

Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Columbia University

Areas of Expertise: Behavioral Psychology, Substance Abuse, Drug Addiction, Environmental Factors Affecting Human Behavior

Location: New York, NY

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Phone: (917) 754-6660


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