Thomas F. Kresina

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, USA

Thomas F. Kresina is a Senior Pubic Health Advisor at the Division of Pharmacologic Therapies, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), USA, and functions as the full-time liaison to the US Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator in the Department of State. His duties are to provide technical assistance to countries receiving PEPFAR support related to substance abuse treatment as a component of their national HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment Program, to serve on substance abuse-related technical working groups of PEPFAR as well as enhance federal interagency collaborations related to substance abuse utilizing SAMHSA resources and expertise. Prior to this position, Dr. Kresina was the Deputy Director of the Center on AIDS and Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse (CAMCODA) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, where he is administering both domestic and international research programs in HIV/AIDS and liver disease related to hepatitis infections. In academia, his research programs at Case Western Reserve University and Brown University involved infectious and liver diseases with international research programs in China, the Philippines, and Egypt. He has over 100 research and health services publications related to infectious diseases, substance abuse, and global health.

Biography Updated on 19 February 2012

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