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Andrea Campetella (primary)
512 471 1458

Richard T Spence

Research Professor, Center for Social Work Research, School of Social Work

Phone: +1 512 232 0608, +1 512 232 0616

Richard Spence is director of the Addiction Research Institute (ARI) at the School of social Work. He is an expert in the epidemiology of alcohol and other drug problems. His research focuses on the individual, family, societal and cultural levels that influence substance abuse and substance abuse treatment. ARI is dedicated to improving access and quality of services for underserved populations with substance abuse and related disorders. Read more about his work in the feature story Generation Rx?.

Ph.D. , University of Texas at Austin

M.S.W. , University of Texas at Austin

Addiction research, substance abuse and treatment.