President, The Partnership to End Addiction
Fred is a clinical psychologist and the President of The Partnership to End Addiction (www.drugfree.org), which is the merger of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse and The Partnership for Drug-free Kids, where he served as the President and CEO. He leads the organizations efforts on building, testing, and implementing equitable personalized digital interventions to prevent problem substance use and treat addiction in real-world and clinical settings. This includes the comprehensive direct to parent and caregiver services offered by the Partnership such as it’s national helpline, personalized mobile support applications, online support groups, peer support services, and self-guided e-learning. Through the Upswing grant, the Partnership is building resources personalized digital interventions for family members to help prevent and overcome addiction in LGBTQI+ young people. In addition, Fred has been the PI on multiple behavioral health grants from NIAAA, NIDA, FDA, RWJF Pioneer, Twilio, and many other foundations and is an author on numerous articles to improve health outcomes using technology.
Director of the Health Disparities Institute & Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UConn Health