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IntNSA46 Keynote: Kevin P. Mulvey

Wednesday, February 28
9:00am – 10:00am  |  Gold Room 

Developing the Global Workforce in Addiction Studies

The presentation will discuss the need for a program on building a global network for developing an evidence-based work force. It will set the stage and need for the development of addition studies programs. The presentation will also discuss the issue of the need for in-service training. Since no program should be stagnant the presentation also discusses the evolution of these two programs (In-service and Pre-Service Training) since 2016 with a focus on 2023 and beyond. The presentation will discuss how we need to, together move the health professions both the medical school but also the nursing schools and allied health professions (Social Workers, Psychologist, Sociologists, Community Workers etc).

Learner Objectives:
  1. Develop an understand the Goals and Objectives of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR).
  2. Understand international efforts in both pre-service and in-services activities taking place to build and improve the global workforce.
Biography

Dr. Kevin Mulvey is an Applied Sociologist with over 30 years of experience in the prevention and treatment of Substance Use Disorder. He had been with SAMHSA for 22 years. He has experience working as a Senior Technical Advisor for HIV and Drug Use Prevention and Treatment Interventions. Since 2020, he has been a Senior Public Health Advisor within SAMHSA. His last position was as the Program Development Lead in the Office of Prevention Innovation within the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. His focus was on policy, data strategies, performance monitoring and evaluation for the office and CSAP leadership. He has held positions with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Division of Systems Development as the Acting Division Director, and the Chief of the Performance and Technical Assistance Branch. His previous projects at CSAP involve the development and implementation of sound prevention programming through training and technical assistance, materials development and dissemination, and program monitoring and evaluation. From 2007 to 2020, he worked in the SAMHSA PEPFAR Program. His last assignment was to Hanoi where he was the Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Advisor. He also had assignments in the Ukraine and Central Asia Republic Region (August 2016-August 2018). He has done prevention, treatment and recovery work in Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar/Burma, and Ukraine.

As an Applied Sociologist, he has held positions with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Division of Services Improvement and the Division of Pharmacological Treatments as Sr. Public Health Advisor. His previous projects at CSAT involved the development and implementation of sound treatment programming through training and technical assistance, materials development and dissemination, and program monitoring and evaluation.

He is a program evaluator, having directed several research programs in the field of Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention. He has worked in clinical programs as a counselor and intake staff particularly in Boston. Prior to Federal Service, Dr. Mulvey worked in the Massachusetts Department of Health within the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and the Boston Public Health Commission within the Office of Health, Research and Data Systems. He has a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, a PhD from Northeastern University in Sociology, a MA in Applied Sociology and a BA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

He is a Senior Lecturer in Liberal Arts at Northeastern University where he received the 1998 Garth Pittman Award for Teaching Excellence and currently teaches distance learning hybrid courses in the Opioid Crisis, Alcoholism: Etiology and Epidemiology, Alcoholism: Treatment and Prevention, Sociology of AIDS, Drugs and Society, Research Methods, Techniques of Data Analysis and Statistics.

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