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John F. Kelly

John F. Kelly, PhD, is Harvard University’s first professor in addiction medicine, president of the American Psychological Association Society of Addiction Psychology, and associate editor for the journals Addiction and the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. He is also founder and director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), program director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service, and associate director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH. He has served as a consultant to US federal agencies such as the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH); to non-profits such as the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; and to foreign governments. Dr Kelly has published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and chapters in the field of addiction. 

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