Meet Our Team

Our team members are based at institutions across the country. The organizational structure includes a leadership team, science and technology investigators, research members, Center partners, and advisory board members.

Center Advisors

CTBH has drawn together a team of leaders in behavioral health, emerging technologies, health economics, technology & ethics. Advisory Boards correspond to the Center's three cores.

Center Leadership

CTBH thrives under the directorship of Dr. Lisa Marsch. Separate teams lead the Treatment Development & Evaluation, Emerging Technologies & Data Analytics, and Dissemination & Implementation Cores of the center. The leadership team provides strategic planning for the center and oversees the administrative activities of the center as a whole.

Center Partners

Faculty Affiliates

CTBH is comprised of a wide array of researchers, technologists and clinicians with interest in developing, studying, and using technology-based tools for the assessment, treatment and prevention of substance use and related disorders.

Research Team

Stakeholder Advisory Board

Past Members

Mady Chalk, PhD, MSW
Director of Performance-based Policy, Treatment Research Institutes
Organization and Financing of Treatment Systems; Evidence-based Treatment

Don C. Des Jarlais, PhD
Senior Research Fellow, National Development and Research Institutes
Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS; International Intervention Dissemination

Robert Evans
Technical Lead Software Engineer, Google, Inc.
Computational Tools to Augment Human Intelligence; Ecological Momentary Assessment

Susan H. Godley, RhD
Principal Investigator, Chestnut Health Systems, Inc.
Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA); Assertive Continuing Care (ACC) Approach

Gary L. Kreps, PhD, FAAHB
University Distinguished Professor, George Mason University
Health Communication; Information Dissemination Research

David Odegaard, MPH
Director, Training and Education, STAR Program, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Clinical Education; HIV/AIDS; Interventions for Substance Use Disorders

John F. Ritter, JD, MBA
Director, Office of Technology Licensing and Intellectual Property, Princeton University
Legal, Regulatory and Ethical Issues Related to Technology-based Interventions

Luis Bettencourt, PhD
Professor, Santa Fe Institute
Structure and Dynamics of Complex Systems; Real Time Epidemiological Estimation

Edward W. Boyer, MD, PhD
Professor of Emergency Medicine & Chief, Division of Medical
Toxicology, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Lecturer in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Linda M. Collins, PhD
Director, The Methodology Center, Penn State University
Design, Measurement, and Statistical Methodology; Adaptive Design

Charles Ess, PhD
Associate Professor in Media Studies, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo
Internet Research Ethics; Cross-Cultural Awareness and Comparisons

Michael (Chris) Gibbons, MD, MPH
Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute; Assistant Professor, Schools of Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University
Communications Technology; eHealth; Urban Health; Healthcare Disparities