Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and a Career Research Scientist in the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service.
Dr. Humphreys has studied addiction and recovery for 35 years. He has also been extensively involved in the formation of public policy, having testified to Congress on numerous occasions, and 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 spoken on numerous occasions in the British Parliament and advises multiple government agencies in the U.K. He created and co-directs the Stanford Network on Addiction Policy, which brings scientists and policy makers together to improve public policies regarding addictive substances. He is also leading the Stanford-Lancet Commission on the North American Opioid Crisis.