David Smelson, PsyD

David Smelson Professor of Psychiatry 
Vice-Chair of Clinical Research

Dr. Smelson also directs the Bedford Node of the National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans. Dr. Smelson has extensive experience with human research in drug addiction and co-occurring disorders with active research involving cue-exposure, medication development and the genetics of drug addiction. He also has a number of studies in behavioral therapy with individuals whom are homeless and actively involved in the criminal justice system. Dr. Smelson has received funding from VA HSR&D, VA-QUERI, SAMHSA, NIH-NCCAM and NIH-NIDA. In addition to his research, Dr. Smelson also teaches residents and postdoctoral fellows in addictions.