Former Lecturer in Health Policy at the School of Occupational Therapy at Tufts University
Con to the question "Is the D.A.R.E. Program Good for America's Kids (K-12)?"
"DARE argues that 'if D.A.R.E. detoured just one child...' communities should support it. Yet if a drug worked one percent of the time, the Food and Drug Administration would pull it off the market. Many experts assert that politics is what has kept the much-criticized program around for so many years, despite a mountain of evidence that it's not only ineffective but sometimes even counterproductive and causing harm to young people."
"Decision to Cut Off U.S. Aid to D.A.R.E. Hailed," Providence Business News, 2001
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to substance abuse prevention programs; top-level D.A.R.E. corporate officials; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in substance abuse prevention programs and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Managing Editor, Medicine & Health Rhode Island
Consumer Member, Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers, Office of Health Professionals Regulation
Board Member, Office of Library & Information Services, Department of Administration, 2009-present
Columnist, Progressive Populist
Former Lecturer, Health Policy, School of Occupational Therapy, Tufts University
Board Member, Education Fund, League of Women Voters of Rhode Island
Former Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Family Medicine, Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Former Board Member, Mt. Hope Learning Center
Former Chair, Board of Directors, Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates
Former Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, Tufts University