Robert DuPont MD
Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc., and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
For over 40 years, Dr. Robert L. DuPont has been a leader in drug abuse prevention and treatment. He was the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1973-1978) and the second White House Drug Chief (1973-1977). From 1968-1970, he was Director of Community Services for the District of Columbia Department of Corrections. From 1970-1973, he served as Administrator of the District of Columbia Narcotics Treatment Administration. In 1978, he became the founding President of the Institute for Behavior and Health, Inc. He has been Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Georgetown University School of Medicine since 1980. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. DuPont's signature role throughout his career has been to focus on the public health goal of reducing the use of illegal drugs.