Miesha Marzell

Miesha Marzell is an Assistant Professor at Binghamton University. She is an expert on the causes and prevention of substance abuse among racial/ethnic minority youth.

Marzell was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health and Prevention Research Center. Subsequently, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.


Areas of Expertise: Substance use, racial/ethnic minorities, athletes, mental health

Location: Binghamton, NY

Contact Info:

     Email: mmarzell@binghamton.edu

     Phone: (607) 777-9160

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Regina Shih

Regina Shih is a Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation where she leads the Climate Change and Health Group. She conducts research in three primary areas: environmental health, aging, and mental health.

Shih has led environmental health projects to develop a toolkit to improve older adults’ resilience to climate change, to identify chemical exposures following climate change-related storms and flooding, and to estimate the health effects of lead exposure and ambient air pollution. She has been cited in outlets such as NPR, CNN, and US News and World Report.

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Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation

Areas of Expertise: Environmental Health, Climate Change, Dementia, Long-Term Care, Substance Use, Neighborhoods and Health

Location: Washington, DC

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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

Contact Info:

Phone: (917) 754-6660

Email: CLH42@columbia.edu

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