Deputy Director for Demand Reduction
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Prior to her appointment, Dr. Madras was a professor of Psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and chair of the Division of Neurochemistry at the New England Primate Research Center. Dr. Madras has also served on several National and government advisory boards, including the Molecular Neuropharmacology and Signaling Review Committee on the National Institutes of Health and the Medications Development Scientific Advisory Board at the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Furthermore, Dr. Madras has traveled the United States and abroad presenting prevention lectures on how drugs affect the brain and has conducted research on cocaine, Ecstasy, and cannabinoids.