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A Case Against Purity: What Can We Learn at the Intersection of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders


Eden Evins, MD, MPH

TK Li Lecture Dr. Eden Evins is the founding director of the Mass General Hospital Center for Addiction Medicine and Cox Family Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Evins studies effect of drugs such as nicotine and cannabinoids on cognitive, behavioral, and brain measures such as impulsivity, risk taking, reactivity to drug-related cues and relapse to drug use, psychiatric symptoms, cognitive function, addictive behaviors, and brain function. She has conducted a series of studies that have changed clinical practice guidelines for tobacco cessation treatment amongst those with serious mental illness. Dr. Evins has conducted large clinical and implementation studies. Her work has been featured in media outlets throughout the world including The New York Times, Scientific American Mind, ABC World News, Reuters Health, The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, and The Boston Globe. Dr. Evins has received three career awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has received over $40 million in grant funding to Mass General for the study of addictive disorders and their treatment, over 27 years of continuous NIH funding. She has mentored over 35 junior investigators, many with career awards from the NIH, leads a NIH-funded training program at Mass General, and has authored well over 200 publications, including over 70 publications with mentees as first author. She has one pending patent. In-person: 0400 North Pavilion, 2400 Pratt Street Link to join:


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