John F. Kelly

Author: John F. Kelly

Dr. John F. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), Director of the Recovery Research Institute (RRI) and associate director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). He has served as a consultant to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and to foreign governments. He is president of American Psychological Association Society of Addiction Psychology and is a fellow of APA.

Dr. Kelly’s research focus has been to improve the quality and effectiveness of addiction care. This has included work on the translation and implementation of evidence-based practice; addiction and criminal justice; treatment theories and mechanisms; and reducing stigma associated with addiction. He has recently published the first comprehensive text on addiction recovery management (Addiction Recovery Management: Theory, Research, and Practice; Springer-Verlag, 2011).

His research focuses on recovery-oriented systems of care including enhancing patient linkage with effective community resources, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). He studies mechanisms of recovery and reducing stigma associated with addiction. He has published more than 100 papers and chapters in journals, such as Addiction, Addictive Behaviors, Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Archives of General Psychiatry, International Journal of Drug Policy, Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, Journal of Drug Issues. His work is regularly featured nationally and internationally. His work is supported by funding through the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute of Mental Health.
  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, U.C. San Diego; Pre-doctoral Clinical Fellow Brown University; Post-doctoral Fellow Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
  • President of American Psychological Association Society of Addiction Psychology; Program Director of Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS); Director of Recovery Research Institute (RRI)
  • Center of Addiction Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital; Psychiatry Department at Harvard Medical School
  • Recovery-Oriented Systems of Addiction Care
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