Theodore J. Cicero, MS, PhD
Vice Chairman for Research, Department of Psychiatry, Prof of Neuropharmacology in Psychiatry
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Washington University in St. Louis (WU)
Theodore J. Cicero serves as a Professor of Neuropharmacology and Neurobiology, and also as Vice Chairman for Research, in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. He served as Vice Chancellor for Research at Washington University from 1996 –2006. Dr. Cicero received his Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from Purdue University in 1969. He has been at Washington University since that time, becoming a tenured professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology in 1978. In addition to his university positions, Dr. Cicero serves on the Editorial Board of many journals and is an expert advisor to the World Health Organization Substance Abuse Advisory Group. He is also past chairperson of the Food and Drug Administration Drug Abuse Advisory panel (1985 – 1993). Dr. Cicero is a life fellow of the American College of Neuropharmacology and past president (then Chairman) of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (1984-1985). He has remained active in CPDD for well over 35 years. Dr. Cicero has over 180 publications related to the neurobiological substrates of substance abuse and prescription opioid abuse, and has active grants from the National Institute of Drug Abuse.