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STAFF AND ASSOCIATES

Isidore S. Obot, Ph.D., M.P.H. Isidore S. Obot is currently a tenured professor and Chairperson of the Department of Behavioral Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore MD, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology University of Uyo, Nigeria. Previously, he was a scientist in the Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence at the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, where his responsibilities include the coordination of several international projects on the epidemiology of alcohol use and the prevention of alcohol-related problems. Before his short-term appointment at WHO Dr Obot worked at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, as a NIH-sponsored research fellow in drug dependence epidemiology. Until recently, he was also a lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Jos, Nigeria. Dr Obot received his doctorate degree in psychology from Howard University, Washington, DC, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston. In 1990, together with colleagues at the University of Jos, he founded the nonprofit Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA) to focus greater attention on drug and alcohol issues in Nigeria. Dr Obot has consulted for several national and international organizations on substance abuse issues and serves as editor of the African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies. Though his major interest is in alcohol epidemiology and the prevention of substance use, he has published on other aspects of the problem, including injecting drug use and drug control policies.
Phone: 410-602-1614
Email: iobot@crisanet.org

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