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Carl L. Hart

Outstanding Alumnus 2015


Master of Science-1994-Psychology/Neuroscience

Doctorate of Philosophy-1996-Psychology/Neuroscience

Prior to attending UW, Carl Hart received a B.S. in psychology from the University of Maryland. He is a tenured faculty member at Columbia University and also is a research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute in the Division of Substance Abuse. He has received multiple million dollar grants to conduct research that seeks to understand complex interactions between recreational drugs and neurobiological and environmental factors that mediate human behavior and physiology. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed science journals and is coauthor on the leading textbook, Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior. For his first trade book, High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know about Drugs and Society, he received the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. He is a member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, part of the Institutes of Health.

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