Last updated on: 4/13/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Wilson M. Compton, MD Biography

Title:
Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Apr. 10, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     Key Experts
Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Deputy Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, 2013-present
  • Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, NIDA, 2002-2013
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Washington University, 1999-2002
  • Director, Master in Psychiatric Epidemiology Program, Washington University, 1997-2002
  • Medical Director of Addiction Services, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 1994-2002
Education:
  • MPE (Master of Psychiatric Epidemiology), Washington University School of Medicine, 1997
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, 1986
  • BA, English, Amherst College, 1981
Other:
  • Born in Morristown, New Jersey on Jan. 23, 1959