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John Kelly, PhD

Associate Director, Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School — the first endowed Professorship in the field of addiction at Harvard. He is also the founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) and the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH. Dr. Kelly is President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology, and is also a Fellow of APA. He has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies such as the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the national Institutes of Health (NIH); to non-Federal institutions, such as the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation; and internationally to foreign governments. He is currently an Associate Editor for the journals, Addiction, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, and, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, reviews, and chapters in the field of addiction, and together with William L. White, published the first comprehensive textbook on the Addiction Recovery Management approach to treating addiction as a chronic illness.