Scientific Advisory Group

Our Scientific Advisory Group (SAG) is composed of 12 scientists from across the US and 5 experts from relevant government agencies, including the DEA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to advise NDEWS leadership regarding relevant indicators, data harmonization, and interpretation.


NDEWS SAG Members

Name Title and Organization
Erin Artigiani, MA Deputy Director, Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR), University of Maryland
M. Fe Caces, PhD Statistician/Demographer, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in the Executive Office of the President
Thomas Carr Executive Director, University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement; Senior Fellow, George Mason University Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy; Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)
Dan Ciccarone, MD, MPH Professor, Family Community Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Matthew Ellis, PhD, MPE Principal Investigator, RADARS System; Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Jim Hall Epidemiologist, Center for Applied Research on Substance Use and Health Disparities, Nova Southeastern University
Jennifer R. Havens, PhD, MPH Professor, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky
Lee Hoffer, PhD, MPE Associate Professor, Anthropology; Professor, Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Emily Lockhart, MS Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Testing and Research Laboratory; Emerging Trends Program
Barry K Logan, PhD, F-ABFT Chief Scientist, NMS Labs; Executive Director, Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE)
Amit Sheth, PhD Founding Director, Artificial Intelligence Institute; Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Carolina
Judy Staffa, PhD, RPh Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Drug Safety
Margaret Warner, PhD Senior Epidemiologist, Division of Vital Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics
Katie Witkiewitz, PhD Regent’s Professor, Department of Psychology, University of New Mexico
Liqun Wong Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS)

NIDA Staff

NAME TITLE AND ORGANIZATION
Moira O’Brien, M. Phil. Program Official, Epidemiology Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
MeLisa Creamer, PhD, MPH Health Scientist Administrator, Epidemiology Research Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)