- Professor of Psychiatry
- Columbia University Medical Center
- United States
- October 23 12:00 to 12:20
Dr. Nunes is Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), where he has spent his career conducting research on the development of behavioral and pharmacological treatments for patients with alcohol and drug use disorders and the evaluation and treatment of co-occurring psychiatric disorders among patients with substance use disorders. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in addition to various chapters, and one book on the clinical approach to co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. He received his BA from Dartmouth College in 1977, his MD from University of Connecticut in 1981, completed residency training in Psychiatry (1985) and a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology research (1988) at Columbia University. Dr. Nunes has been a Principal Investigator since 2000 in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network (Greater New York Node), through which he has focused on the translation and dissemination of evidence-based treatments and the design of treatment research in community-based treatment settings. He is extensively involved in mentoring young investigators, particularly physicians and other clinicians, towards careers in research on substance use disorders. He currently serves NIDA on the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, and Co-Chairs the New York State Psychiatric Institute IRB. He is a long-time member of the AAAP Scientific Program Committee.