Drug Effects Expert from Columbia University to Speak

Carl Hart will discuss the effects of drug use and drug policy.

Carl Hart

Carl Hart
Columbia University

EVENT: Carl Hart, a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University who is known for his research in drug abuse and addiction, will give a presentation to the Texas Tech University community on the societal, behavioral and neuropharmacological effects of drug use and drug policy.

After growing up in an impoverished Miami neighborhood, Hart served in the United States Air Force after graduating from high school. He went on to receive his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Maryland before earning his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Wyoming. Along with publishing his book “High Price,” which combines his personal experience with drugs and poverty with his modern research, Hart has given testimony to the United States Congress’ Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as well as been a featured speaker at the Nobel Conference and notable media outlets including CNN, MSNBC and FOX. As the first tenured African-American professor of sciences at Columbia, Hart now works to apply his scientific training to help save lives.

The presentation is open to the campus community and admission is free.

WHEN: 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday (Mar. 29)

WHERE: Human Sciences Building, Room 169

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CONTACT: Michael J. Serra, director of Experimental Psychology Programs, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Arts & Sciences, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-5134 or michael.serra@ttu.edu

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