Office of National Drug Control Policy

A scientist in drug policy in Washington, DC

Authors


Address for correspondence: Bertha K. Madras, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, NEPRC, 1 Pine Hill Dr., Southborough, MA 01772-9102. bertha_madras@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract

This essay describes how a basic scientist was thrust into the epicenter, the political cauldron of our national drug control policy, and how the experience altered her professional trajectory and perspective.

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