TTPAS Faculty Leadership

lfarrerCo-director Dr. Farrer is a genetic epidemiologist who was trained in both basic and population/quantitative sciences at the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University and at Yale University in the Departments of Epidemiology and Human Genetics.  He is Chief of the Biomedical Genetics division and Director of the Molecular Genetics Core Facility at BU, and has mentored several students who successfully completed transdisciplinary Ph.D. dissertation projects


SaitzCo-director Richard Saitz, is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Community Health Sciences in the School of Public Health, is a national leader in clinical research in addictions. He is currently also Chair of the treatment and services review committee for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Editor of Evidence-Based Medicine and Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, Section Editor and sole author of key chapters in UpToDate on unhealthy alcohol and other drug use, and Editor of a leading textbook Principles of Addiction Medicine.

RosenbloomDr. David Rosenbloom, Chair – Ad Interim, Health Policy & Management Professor, Health Policy & Management has conducted and published research in both political science and substance abuse including a book on the development of the professional campaign management industry*, four national surveys on community anti-drug organizations and strategies, and numerous articles on substance abuse policy. He is the Director of Join Together,  which helps communities fight substance abuse and gun violence.

For a complete list of participating faculty see the Faculty and Research  Areas webpage.