Richard A. Rawson
Rawson has conducted numerous clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial/behavioral addiction treatments for the treatment of individuals with cocaine, methamphetamine and opioid use disorders. He has led addiction research and training projects for the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the World Health Organization and the U.S. State Department, exporting science-based knowledge to many parts of the world. He has been part of ongoing training and addiction service development efforts in Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iraq, South Africa and Vietnam. He was recently awarded the ASAM Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership in Addiction Medicine and made a Distinguished Fellow by the International Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Rawson has published 3 books, over 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. and has conducted over 2000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions.