Richard A. Rawson, PhD, is an Associate Director of UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA Department of Psychiatry. He received a PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Vermont in 1974. Dr. Rawson oversees clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial addiction treatments. He is principal investigator of the Los Angeles County Evaluation System Program (LACES) and the California Outcome System Monitoring Program (CalOMS). He has led addiction research and training projects for the UN, the World Health Organization, and the US State Department. Dr. Rawson has published three books, 33 book chapters, and over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has conducted over 1,000 workshops, paper presentations, and training sessions.