On August 10, 2009, A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. was sworn in as the Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. As Deputy...
On August 10, 2009, A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. was sworn in as the Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy. As Deputy Director, Dr. McLellan serves as the primary advisor to the Director on a broad range of drug control issues and assists in the formulation and implementation of the President's National Drug Control Strategy.
Dr. McLellan brings 35 years of addiction treatment research to the position, most recently at the Treatment Research Institute, a non-profit organization that he co-founded in 1992 to transform the way science is used to understand substance abuse. Dr. McLellan's contributions to the advancement of substance abuse research and the application of these findings to treatment systems and public policy have changed the landscape of addiction science and improved the lives of countless Americans and their families.
In his career he has published over 400 articles and chapters on addiction research. From 2000-2009 he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and he has also served on several other editorial boards of scientific journals.
Dr. McLellan is the recipient of several distinguished awards including the Life Achievement Awards of the American and British Societies of Addiction Medicine (2001 & 2003); the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Innovator Award (2005); and awards for Distinguished Contribution to Addiction Medicine from the Swedish (2002) and Italian (2002) Medical Associations.
Dr. McLellan holds a B.A. from Colgate University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College. He received postgraduate training in psychology at Oxford University in England.