ISIDORE SILAS OBOT
(Ph.D., MPH, FNPA)

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

Professor
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Social Sciences
University of Uyo
Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

 

 

Director
Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA)
P. O. Box 4230, University Post Office
Uyo, Nigeria

E-mail: obotis@gmail.com Phone: +234 (0)703 940 8945

 

EDUCATION

1983-1984 Master of Public Health (MPH), Department of Behavioral Sciences, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02139. (Area of concentration: Health promotion and disease prevention)

 

1978-1982 Ph.D. (Psychology), Howard University, Washington, DC 20059 (Area of concentration: Personality and Social Psychology)

 

1976-1978 M.A. (Psychology), Loyola College of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 21212 (Area of concentration: Clinical Psychology)

 

1973-1976 B. A. (Psychology), Loyola College of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 21212

 

1970-1971 Higher School Certificate/Advanced G.C.E., Maryknoll College, Ogoja, Nigeria

 

1963-1968 West African School Certificate/GCE, Queen of Apostles’ Seminary, Afaha Obong & Holy Family College, Abak, Nigeria

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

June-Aug. 1995: Post-Doctoral Fellowship, HIV/AIDS Research Training Program, Program of Research on Black Americans, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

Aug. 1991-May 1992: National Institute on Drug Abuse/Hubert H. Humphrey Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship in Substance Abuse (Research & Policy), Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21215

 

June-Aug. 1984: Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship, Program of Research on Black Americans, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Concentration: Alcohol abuse and mental health among African Americans)

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

November 2009–2015: Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

 

July 2008–Present: Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

 

2008–Present: Lecturer on Public Health Issues and Approaches to Addiction, Virginia Commonwealth University/Kings College London/University of Adelaide International Masters of Science Online Programme in Addiction Studies.

 

Oct 2006–June 2008: Tenured Professor and Chairperson, Department of Behavioral Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Policy, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

March 2007 – June 2008: Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of Uyo, Nigeria

 

Jan 2002–Oct 2006: Scientist, Substance Abuse Team, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

 

March 2002: Appointed Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria

 

Jan 1998 – Aug 2000: Research Fellow in drug dependence epidemiology and prevention, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD

 

Aug 1996 – Dec 1999: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

 

1991-2002: Senior Lecturer, Department of General and Applied Psychology, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria (on leave of absence between August 1996 and October 2000)

 

1993: Visiting Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia), Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia. (One week appointment)

 

1989-1996: Part-time Lecturer, Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria

 

1985-1991: Lecturer II – Lecturer I in Psychology, University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria

 

1982-1983: Lecturer, Department of Community Health, College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria

 

1981-1982: Teaching Fellow, Department of Psychology, Howard University, Washington, DC, USA

 

1981: Research Associate, Creative Associates, Washington, DC, USA

 

1978: Lecturer/Counselor, Community College of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL INTEREST

Epidemiology of addictive behaviours; drug and alcohol policy; health promotion and disease prevention; social and behavioral determinants of health; gender and health issues; youth development

 

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

 

1. Csete, J., … Obot, I et al. (2016). Public health and international drug policy. The Lancet, 387 (10026), 1427-1480.
2. Callinan, S., Lasslett, A., Rekve, D., Room, R., Waleewong, O., Benegal, V., Casswell, S., Florenano, R., Hanh, H., Hanh, V., Hettige, S., Huckle, T., Ibanga, A., Obot, I.S., Rao, G., Siengsounthone, L., Rankin, G., & Thamarangsi, T. (2016). Alcohol’s harm to others: an international collaborative project. International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research, X(Y), N-M. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.vXiY.218

 

3. Obot, I. S. (2015). Africa faces a growing threat from neo-colonial alcohol marketing. Addiction, 110, 1371-1372.

 

4. Obot, I. S. (2013). Alcohol marketing in Africa: not an ordinary business. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 12(1), 63-73.

 

5. Umoh, O. & Obot, P., & Obot, I.S. (2012). Perception of alcohol availability, promotion and policy in Nigeria. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 11(2), 107-116.

 

6. Hall, W., Babor, T., Edwards, G., Laranjeira, R., Marsden, J., Miller, P., Obot, I., Petry, N., Thamarangsi, T., & West, R. (2012). Compulsory detention, forced detoxification and enforced labour are not ethically acceptable or effective ways to treat addiction. (Editorial). Addiction, 107(11), 1891-1893.

 

7. Obot, I. S. (2012). Developing countries ignore drinking and driving problems at their own peril: Commentary on Pechansky and Chandran: Why don’t Northern hemisphere solutions to drunk driving work in Southern America?” Addiction, 107(7), 1209-1210 .

 

8. Obot, I.S. (2011). Improved rankings of drugs can bring sense and order to a failed system. Commentary on Caulkins et al. Basing drug scheduling decisions on scientific rankings of harmfulness: false promise from false premises. Addiction, 106(11), 1894–1895.

 

9. Dua, T., … Obot, I. S. et al. (2011). Evidence-based guidelines for mental, neurological, and substance use disorders in low- and middle-income countries: summary of WHO recommendations. PLOS Medicine, 8(11), e1001122.

 

10. Graham, K., Bernards, S., Knibbe, R., Kairouz, S. Kuntche, S., Wilsnack, S., Greenfield, T., Dietze, P., Obot, I., & Gmel, G., (2011). Alcohol-related negative consequences among drinkers around the world. Addiction, 106(8), 1391–1405.

 

11. Pitso, J. M. N. & Obot, I.S. (2011). Botswana alcohol policy and the presidential levy controversy. Addiction , 106, 898-905.

 

12. Babor, T., Caulkins,J., Edwards, G., Fischer, B., Foxcroft, D., Humphreys, K., Obot, I. S., Rehm, J., Reuter, P., Room, R., Rossow, I., & Strang, J. (2010). Drug policy and the public good: summary of the book. Addiction, 105, 1137-1145.

 

13. Obot, I.S. (2009). Disclosing conflicts of interest: common standards in uncommon contexts. Addiction, 104, 1786-1787.

 

14. Bernards, S., Graham, K., Kuendig, H., Hettige, S., & Obot, I. (2009). ‘I have no interest in drinking’: a cross-national comparison of reasons why men and women abstain from alcohol use. Addiction 104(10), 1658-1668.

 

15. Benegal, V., Chand, P. K., Obot, I. S. (2009). Packages of care for alcohol use disorders in low- and middle-Income countries. PLoS Medicine, 6(10), e1000170.

 

16. Roerecke, M., Obot, I. S., Patra, J., & Rehm, J. (2008). Volume of alcohol consumption, patterns of drinking and burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa, 2002. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 7(1), 1-16.

 

17. Obot, I.S. (2007). Limits of substance-use interventions in developing countries. Lancet, 369(9570), 1323-1325.

 

18. Obot, I.S. (2007). Harm reduction – what is it? Commentary on Ball. Addiction, 102, 691-692.

 

19. Obot, I.S. (2007). Nigeria: alcohol and society today. Addiction, 102, 519-522.

 

20. Obot, I.S. (2007). Classic text revisited: Alcohol in colonial Africa by Lynn Pan. Addiction, 102, 691-692.

 

21. Obot, I.S. (2006). Alcohol use and related problems in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 5(1), 17-26.

 

22. Jernigan, D., & Obot, I.S. (2006). Thirsting for the African market. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 5(1), 57-70.

 

23. Peltzer, K., Seoka, P., Babor, T. & Obot, I. (2006). Training primary care nurses to conduct alcohol screening and brief interventions in South Africa. Curationis, 29(2), 16-21.

 

24. Poznyak, V., Saraceno, B., & Obot. I. S. (2005). Breaking the vicious circle of determinants and consequences of harmful alcohol use (editorial). Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 83(11), 803-804.

 

25. Obot, I.S. (2005). Bridging the gap: the challenges and promise of addiction journal publishing in Africa (editorial). Addiction, 100(9), 1210-1211.

 

26. Obot, I.S., Poznyak, V., & Monteiro, M. (2004). From basic research to public health policy: WHO report on the neuroscience of substance dependence. Addictive Behaviors, 29, 1497-1502.

 

27. Obot, I.S., & Anthony, J. C. (2004). Mental health problems in adolescent children of alcohol dependent parents: epidemiologic research with a nationally representative sample. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 13(4), 83-96.

 

28. Obot, I.S. (2004). Responding to drug problems in Nigeria: the role of civil society organizations. Substance Use and Misuse, 39(8), 1289-1301.

 

29. Obot, I.S. (2004). Assessing Nigeria’s drug control policy, 1994-2000. The International Journal of Drug Policy, 15, 17-26.

 

30. Obot, I.S., Karuri, G.S, & Ibanga, A.J. (2003). Substance use and other risky behaviours of secondary school students in a Nigerian urban area. African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, 2(1&2), 57-65.

 

31. Obot, I.S. & Ibanga, A. J. (2002). Selling booze: alcohol marketing in Nigeria. The Globe, 2, 6-10.

 

32. Obot, I. S., Wagner, F. A., & Anthony, J. C. (2001). Early onset and recent drug use among children of parents with alcohol problems: data from a national epidemiologic survey. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 65, 1-8.

 

33. Obot, I.S., Ibanga, A.K., Ojiji, O.O., & Wai, P. (2001). Drug and alcohol consumption by out-of-school Nigerian adolescents. African Journal of Drug & Alcohol Studies, 1(2), 98-109.

 

34. Obot, I.S. (2001). The role of the Nigerian family in promoting drug free communities. Journal of Family Social Work, 6, 53-68.

 

35. Obot, I.S. (2000). The measurement of drinking patterns and alcohol problems in Nigeria. Journal of Substance Abuse, 12, 169-181.

 

36. Obot, I. S., & Anthony, J. C. (2000). School dropout and injecting drug use in a national sample of white non-Hispanic American adults. Journal of Drug education, 30(2), 145-152.

 

37. Obot, I. S. & Anthony, J.C. (1999). Association of educational status with recent and past injecting drug use. Addictive Behaviors: An International Journal, 24, 701-705.

 

38. Obot, I. S., Hubbard, S., & Anthony, J.C. (1999). Level of education and injecting drug use among African Americans. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 55, 177-182.

 

39. Obot, I. S. (1996). Country profile: Nigeria. Psychology International, 7(2), 4-5.

 

40. Obot, I. S. (1996). Psychologists in the Nigerian health care system: a brief report. Psychology and Health, 12, 39-42.

 

41. Obot, I. S. (1995). Epidemiology of inhalant abuse in Nigeria. In N.Kozel Z. Sloboda & M. de la Rosa (eds.), Epidemiology of Inhalant Abuse: An International Perspective. NIDA Research Monograph 148. Rockville: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

 

42. Obot, I. S., & Obot, T.I (1995). Alcohol and domestic violence: an analysis of court records. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology, 4(1&2), 65-72.

 

43. Obot, I. S., & Gire, J.T. (1995). Psychology and national development. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology, 4(1&2), 20-31.

 

44. Obot, I. S. (1993). What do they think of us? The image of psychology and psychologists in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology, 3(1), 1-9.

 

45. Obot, I. S. (1992). Ethical and legal issues in the control of drug abuse and drug trafficking: the Nigerian case. Social Science and Medicine, 35(4), 481-493.

 

46. Obot, I. S. (1991). The control of smoking in public places: Health, research and policy considerations. Current Issues in Development, 1(1), 1-11.

 

47. Obot, I. S., & Olaniyi, A. A. (1991). Drug-related psychotic disorders in four Nigerian hospitals, 1984-1988. Nigerian Journal of Psychology, 8(1), 13-16.

 

48. Obot, I. S. (1990). Substance abuse, health and social welfare in contemporary Africa: An analysis of the Nigerian experience. Social Science and Medicine, 31(6), 699-704.

 

49. Obot, I. S. (1990). The use of tobacco products among Nigerian adults: A general population survey. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 26(2), 203-208.

 

50. Obot, I. S. (1990). A framework for alcohol policy in Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Policy & Strategy, 5(1&2), 119-133.

 

51. Obot, I. S. (1989). Treatment options in alcohol and drug dependence. Nigerian Journal of Basic & Applied Psychology, 2(1&2), 63-79.

 

52. Obot, I. S. (1989). The effects of speech style and opinion similarity on social evaluation. Nigerian Journal of Sociolinguistics, 2(2), 127-140.

 

53. Obot, I. S. (1988). Social science and medical education in Nigeria. Social Science and Medicine, 26(12) 1191-1196.

 

54. Obot, I. S. (1988). Value systems and cross-cultural contact: The effect of perceived similarity and stability on social evaluations. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 12, 363-380.

 

55. Obot, I. S. & Neighbors, H. V. (1988). Health and psychosocial consequences of problem drinking. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology, 1(2), 11-22.

 

56. Obot, I. S. (1988). Basic and applied psychology: Scientific purity vs. social relevance. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology, 1(1), 1-11.

 

57. Egwu, I. N., & Obot, I. S. (1987). Nigerian healthcare: reaching out to all the people. The Health Service Journal, 97(5042), 338.

 

Book Chapters

58. Obot, I. S (in press). Cocaine in West Africa. In Roadmaps to Regulation: Coca, Cocaine, and Derivatives. Beckley Foundation, UK

 

59. Obot, I. S. (in press). The relevance of western research to developing countries: Narrowing the North-South divide in drug policy and practice. In T. Kolind, B. Tom, & Hunt, G. (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies: Social Science Approaches. Los Angeles: Sage Reference.

 

60. Obot, I. S., Ibanga, A. K., & Zamani, A. (2012). Substance use and HIV/AIDS in Africa. In Obot, I. S., Ibanga, A. K., & Zamani, A. (eds.), Substance abuse and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Uyo/Abuja: CRISA.

 

61. Obot, I.S (2008). Nigeria. Encyclopedia of Drugs and Alcohol. New York: MacMillan Publishers.

 

62. Miller, P., Babor, T., McGovern, T., Obot, I. & Bühringer, G. (2008). Relationships with the alcoholic beverage industry, pharmaceutical companies, and other funding agencies: holy grail or poisoned chalice? In T. Babor, K.Stenius, S. Savva, & O’Reiley, J. (eds.), Publishing addiction science: a guide for the perplexed (2nd Edition).pp.189-211. London: International Society of Addiction Journal Editors.

 

63. Stenius, K., Obot, I., Kerr-Corrêa, F., Furtado, E. F., and Babor, T. F. (2008). Beyond the Anglo-American world: advice for researchers from developing or non-english-speaking countries. In T. Babor, K.Stenius, S. Savva, & O’Reiley, J. (eds.), Publishing addiction science: a guide for the perplexed (2nd Edition). pp. 36-48. London: International Society of Addiction Journal Editors.

 

64. Diop, A. G., Millogo, A., Obot, I., Tima I., & Tylleskar, T. (2006). Neurological disorders associated with malnutrition. In World Health Organization, Neurological disorders: public health challenges (pp.111-126). Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

65. Obot, I.S. (2005). Substance use among students and out-of-school youth in an urban area of Nigeria. In I.S. Obot & S. Saxena (eds.), Substance use among young people in urban environments. Pp. 133-146. Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

66. Obot, I.S., & Saxena, S. (2005). Urbanization, youth and substance use: an introduction. In I.S. Obot & S. Saxena (eds.), Substance use among young people in urban environments. Pp. 1-8. Geneva: World Health Organization.
67. Obot, I.S., & Saxena, S. (2005). Urbanization, young people and substance use: research priorities and public health issues. In I.S. Obot & S. Saxena (eds.), Substance use among young people in urban environments. Pp. 203-209. Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

68. Tolan, P., Schoeny, M., Slavick, J., Pimpawun, B., Czemy, V., Eisenstein, E., Movaghar, A.R., Morojele, N., Nayar, U., Obot, I.S., Ommeren, M., Ramos-Lira, L., Surjadi, C., & Saxena, S. (2005). Substance use among adolescents in urban areas: a brief survey in nine countries. In I.S. Obot & S. Saxena (eds.), Substance use among young people in urban environments. Pp. 191-202. Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

69. Wilsnack, R., Wilsnack, S., & Obot, I.S. (2005). Why study gender, alcohol and culture? In Obot, I.S. & R. Room (eds.), Alcohol, gender and drinking problems: perspectives from low and middle income countries. Pp. 1-24. Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

70. Stenius, K., Obot, I., Kerr-Correa, F, Furtado, E. F. & Babor, T.F. (2004). Reaching Parnassus: advice on how to get published for researchers from developing or non-English speaking countries. In T.F. Babor, K. Stenius & S. Savva (eds.) Publishing addiction science: a guide for the perplexed. (pp. 31-42). London/Geneva: International Society of Addiction Journal Editors/World Health Organization.

 

71. Obot, I.S. (2002). Desde Africa. In R. Ardilla (ed.), La psicologia en el futuro (pp. 239-244). Madrid: Ediciones Piramide.

 

72. Obot, I.S. (2001). Household survey of alcohol use in Nigeria. In R. Room, A. Demers, & C. Bourgault (eds.), Surveys of drinking patterns and problems in seven developing countries. Pp. 63-77. Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

73. Obot, I.S. (2000). Social change, urbanization and drug use among Nigerian youth. In I.S. Obot & A. J. Ibanga (eds.), Perspectives on drugs and society, Vol. 1. (pp. 173-186). Jos (Nigeria): Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse.

 

74. Obot, I. S. (1996). Problem drinking, chronic disease and recent life events. In H. Neighbors & J. Jackson (Eds.), Mental Health in Black America. (pp. 45-61). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

 

75. Obot, I. S. (1996, June). Drug abuse trends in rural and urban Nigeria. In N. J. Kozel (ed.), Epidemiologic trends in Drug Abuse: Proceedings of the Community Epidemiology Work Group (pp. 419-430). Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

 

76. Obot, I. S. (1993). The epidemiology of tobacco and alcohol abuse in Nigeria. In I. S. Obot (ed.), Epidemiology and Control of Substance Abuse in Nigeria. (pp. 67-87). Jos: Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse.

 

77. Obot, I. S. (1992). Patterns of drug use and abuse in Nigeria. In N. J. Kozel (ed.), Epidemiologic trends in drug abuse. (pp. 432-441). Rockville, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

78. Obot, I. S. (1992). Social science and medicine in Africa. In T. Falola & D. Ityavyar (eds.), The political economy of health in Africa. (pp.123-142). Athens: Ohio University Press.

 

79. Obot, I. S. (1991). When behaviour counts: Individual responsibility in public health and development. In I. I. Ukpong (Ed.), Priorities for the development of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. (pp. 509-524). Uyo: Centre for Development Studies, University of Uyo.

 

80. Obot, I. S. (1989). Alcohol and drug-related disorders. In K. Peltzer & P. Ebigbo (eds). Clinical psychology in Africa, the Caribbean, and Afro-Latin America. (pp.329-344). Enugu: Working Group for African Psychology.

 

81. Obot, I. S. (1989). Public attitudes to and beliefs about psychosocial disorders. In K. Peltzer & P. Ebigbo (eds.), Clinical psychology in Africa, the Caribbean, and Afro-Latin America. (pp. 103-106). Enugu: Working Group for African Psychology.

 

82. Obot, I. S. (1986). An ecological approach to prevention of adolescent substance abuse In A. Ona Pela (ed.), Strategies for effective control of substance abuse. Benin: Nigerian Institute on Substance Abuse.

 

83. Obot, I. S. (1986). An analysis of reported cases of sexual abuse of children in Calabar, Cross River State. In P. Ebigbo et al. (eds.), Child labour in Africa. (pp. 86-90). Enugu: UNICEF/ANPPCAN.

 

Books & Monographs

84. Babor, T., Caulkins,J., Edwards, G., Fischer, B., Foxcroft, D., Humphreys, K., Obot, I. S., Rehm, J., Reuter, P., Room, R., Rossow, I., & Strang, J. (2010). Drug policy and the public good. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

85. Obot, I.S. & S. Saxena (2005, eds.) Substance use among young people in urban environments. Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

86. Obot, I.S. & R. Room (2005, eds.) Alcohol, gender and drinking problems: perspectives from low and middle income countries. Geneva: World Health Organization.

 

87. Obot, I.S. (2002). How to keep you child off drugs: a guide for parents, teachers and guardians. Jos: Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse.

 

88. Obot, I.S., & Ibanga, A. J. (editors, 2000). Perspectives on drugs and society, Volume 1. Jos (Nigeria): Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse.

 

89. Obot, I. S. (1999). Licit and illicit drugs: Essentials of substance abuse. Lagos: Malthouse Press.

 

90. Obot, I. S. (Compiler/Editor). (1996). Drugs and the Nigerian Society: A Comprehensive Annotated Bibliography. Jos: UNDCP/CRISA.

 

91. Obot, I. S. (1993). Drinking Behaviour and Attitudes in Nigeria: A General Population Survey in the Middlebelt. Jos: Centre for Development Studies Monograph Series 1/93, University of Jos.

 

92. Obot, I. S. (Editor, 1993). Epidemiology and Control of Substance Abuse in Nigeria. Jos: Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse.

 

Reviews, Editorials, Commentaries

93. Asare, J. B. & Obot, I. S. (2013). Treatment policy for substance dependence in West Africa. WACD Background Paper No. 8. Geneva: Kofi Annan Foundation. http://www.wacommissionondrugs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Treatment-Policy-for-Substance-Dependence-in-WA-2013-12-06.pdf

 

94. Obot, I. S. (2013). Prevention and treatment of drug dependence in West Africa. WACD Background Paper No. 2. Geneva: Kofi Annan Foundation.http://www.wacommissionondrugs.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Prevention-Treatment-of-Drug-Dependency-in-West-Africa-2013-04-03.pdf

 

95. Obot, I.S. (2010). Use and abuse of power: a reflection on the causes and consequences of corruption in Nigeria. Open Forum, 1(2), 13-18, 48.

 

96. Obot, I. S. (2010). Foreword. In Babor et al. Alcohol: No ordinary commodity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 

97. Obot, I. S. (2010). Foreword. In Heine, S. & Anderson, P. (eds.), HIV & alcohol. Sweden: IOGT International.

 

98. Obot, I.S. (2006). Alcohol and its health consequences. Editorial in Adiktologie, 6(2), 113-115.

 

99. Obot, I.S. (2006). Review of Strategies to address alcohol problems by Diyanath Samarasinghe. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 84(8), 684.

 

100. Obot, I.S. (2005). Foreword. In J. Orford et al., Coping with drug problems: the experiences of family members in three contrasting cultures (p.xi-xii). London: Routledge.

 

101. Obot, I.S. & Saxena, S. (2004). Review of K. Humphreys, Circles of recovery: self-help organizations for addictions. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 82(5), 390.

 

102. Obot, I.S. & J.C. Anthony (2001). Review of Encyclopedia of Smoking and Tobacco. In Social Science and Medicine, 52, 1756-1757.

 

103. Obot, I. S. (1989). Review of Perspectives on Community and Rural Development in Nigeria. In Journal of Development Studies, 3(1&2), 95-97.

 

104. Obot, I. S. (1988). Review of Smoking: Third World Alert. In Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology, 1(2), 79-82.

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Panelist, Panel on Public Health Elements of Drug Policy, organized by World Health Organization at Convention on Narcotic Drugs 2016, Vienna, March 2016

 

Obot, I. S. (2013). Recent drug policy developments in Africa: Implications for harm reduction. Invited Plenary Presentation, International Harm Reduction Association Conference, Vilnius, Lithuania, June 2013.

 

Obot, I.S. (2013). Preventing drug use and related harm among young people. Presented at Regional Workshop for Stakeholders in Formal and Informal Educational Institutions on the Prevention of Drug Abuse, Illicit Drug Trafficking and Organized Crimes in West Africa, Conakry, Guinea, 8-12 July.

 

Obot, I. S. (2012). Drugs and drug control policies in West Africa. Invited panel Expert presentation at Seminar on “Drugs and Organized Crime: Towards a New Policy Agenda” at The Royal Institute for International Affairs, Chatham House, London, 3 July.

 

Obot, I.S. (2012). Substance abuse in West Africa: health and social welfare issues. Presented at ECOWAS Media Experts Workshop, Lome, Togo, 7-9 August.

 

Obot, I. S., Okediji, A., & Umoh, O. (2011). Marketing and promotion of alcohol in Nigeria: the MAMPA Project. Annual Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society, Melbourne, Australia, April

 

Obot, I. S. (2011). Overview of alcohol-associated HIV issues: State of the published literature. PEPFAR Southern and Eastern Africa Technical Consultation on Alcohol and HIV Prevention, Windhoek, Namibia, April

 

Obot, I.S. (2010). Managing substance use disorders in Africa: Issues and Challenges. 4th Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, Addis Ababa, 28 September – 2 October 2010.

 

Obot, I.S. (2010). Illicit drug in West Africa. Invited address at World Forum Against Drugs, Stockholm, Sweden, 24-25 May 2010.

 

Obot, I. S. (2010). Evidence-based policy to reduce harmful use of alcohol. National Workshop on Evidence-based Alcohol Policy, Windhoek, Namibia, February

 

Obot, I. S. (2009). Evidence-based policy to reduce harmful use of alcohol. National Workshop on Evidence-based Alcohol Policy, Gaborone, Botswana, November

 

Obot, I. S. (2009). The health challenges of alcohol and drug problems in Africa. Keynote address at the “First Brazil-Africa Meeting on Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems: Research and Public Health,” University of Sao Paulo, Riberao Preto, Brazil, 14-15 May.

 

Obot, I.S. (2009). Alcohol in Africa: consumption, problems and response. Invited expert presentation at IOGT/SIDA East Africa Conference on Alcohol, Arusha, Tanzania, 13-14 January.

 

Obot, I.S. (2008). Harm reduction: a public health approach to drug problems. Keynote address at National Seminar on “Harm and Demand Reduction in the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Drug Dependents: Current Practices and Policies”, University of Malaysia, Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

 

Obot, I.S. (2008). Drugs and development: human and social costs of substance abuse. Invited presentation at National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Second Command Officers’ Summit, Yankari Game Reserve, Bauchi State, Nigeria, 4-8 August.

 

Obot, I.S (2008). Alcohol and drug use in Africa: epidemiologic data from Nigeria and Uganda. Poster presentation at CPDD, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June

 

Obot, I.S. (2007). Alcohol in Africa: preventing harm through appropriate policies. Video conference presentation to three cities in South Africa, form Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa, 10 September 2007

 

Obot, I.S. (2007). Alcohol, other drugs and African youth: responding to a developmental problem. Plenary address at Conference of the South African Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professions, Cape Town, South Africa, 12 September 2007

 

Obot, I.S. (2006). Alcohol in Africa: profit, pleasure and public welfare. Keynote address at 7th Biennial International Conference on “Drugs and Society in Africa,” Abuja, Nigeria, 26-27 July 2006

 

Obot, I.S (2006). Alcohol and public welfare: a growing global challenge. Keynote address at Conference on “Alcohol use: correlates and consequences”, Centre for Addictology, 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 29 June.

 

Obot, I.S. (2006). Alcohol-related harm. Presented at the Plenary session on “Alcohol: a legal epidemic”, 17th International Conference on the Reduction of Drug Related Harm, Vancouver, Canada, 30 April-4 May.

 

Obot, I.S. (June 2005). The burden of alcohol and the World Health Organization’s response. Plenary address, Conference of the Kettil Brunn Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, Riverside, California

 

Obot, I.S. (2005). The global challenge of alcohol: a focus on young people. Invited Plenary Presentation at 10th European Conference on Rehabilitation and Drug Policy, Crete, Greece, 10-14 May.

 

Obot, I.S. & Ibanga, A.K.J. (June 2004). Gender differences in psychoactive substance use: data from WHO/GENACIS collaborative project in Nigeria. Poster presentation at NIDA International Symposium, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 11-15 June.

 

Obot, I.S. (March 2004). Global dimension and health burden of licit and illicit drugs. Presented at three symposia on alcohol and drugs, organized for the global launch of World Health Organization report on Neuroscience of psychoactive substance use and dependence. Ministry of Health, Brasilia, Brazil (18 March), Federal University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (19 March), Institute of Psychiatry, Rio de Janeiro (19 March).

 

Obot, I.S. (2003). Substance abuse research across cultures: beyond the ethical challenges. Presented at U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse/South Africa Conference on Research Collaboration Across Cultures, 1-3 July, Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Obot, I.S. (2003). Alcohol and public health: an international perspective. Presented at Annual Lonnie Mitchell HBCU Substance Abuse Conference, 2-4 April, Baltimore, MD.

 

Obot, I.S., & Ibanga, A. (2002). Power, success and happiness: alcohol promotion and marketing target youth in Nigeria. Presented at American Public Health Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA. (13 November) & at the U.S. National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse, Bethesda, MD (14 November)

 

Obot, I.S., Ibanga, A., & Karick, H. (2002). Images of power and success: alcohol promotion and marketing. Presented at World Health Organization Conference on “Drinking it in: alcohol marketing and young people,” 7-9 May, Valencia, Spain.

 

Obot, I.S. (June 2001). Assessment of drinking and drug use among adolescents in Jos metropolis, Nigeria. Presented at the 27h. Annual Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, Toronto, Canada.

 

Obot, I.S., Wagner, F.W., & Anthony, J.C. (June 2000). Early onset drug use among children of parents with alcohol problems: data from a national epidemiologic survey. Presented at the 62nd. Conference of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

Obot, I.S. (2000). Problems in measuring alcohol use in Nigeria. Presented at Kettil Bruun Society on Alcohol Epidemiology, Thematic Conference on the “Measuring drinking patterns and alcohol problems,” Stockholm, Sweden, 3-7 April.

 

Obot, I.S. & Kirk, J. (2000). Using community volunteers for drug treatment referral: the Baltimore Aid First Initiative. Presented at Lonnie E. Mitchell National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference, Baltimore, 5-8 April.

 

Obot, I.S. (2000). Drugs, youth and urbanization in Nigeria. Presented at World Health Organization conference on “Strategies to prevent substance abuse among children at risk in the urban context,” Kobe, Japan, 7-11 February.

 

Obot, I.S. (1999). Drug abuse surveillance in Nigeria. Presented at World Health Organization meeting on “Global Drug Abuse Surveillance,” Montreal, Canada, 29 Nov.–1 Dec. 1999.

 

Obot, I.S. & Anthony, J.C. (1999, June). Mental health problems of adolescent children of alcohol dependent parents: evidence from a national sample. Presented at the 61st. Conference of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), Acapulco, Mexico.

 

Obot, I.S. (1999, June). Alcohol abuse among out-of-school Nigerian adolescents. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Kettil Bruun Society for Alcohol Epidemiology (KBS), Montreal, Canada.

 

Obot, I.S. (1999, April). Alcohol abuse and HIV risk behaviors in a national sample of African American young adults. Presented at the Lonnie Mitchell National HBCU Substance Abuse Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

Obot, I.S. (1998, October). Substance abuse and mental health in Africa. 41st. Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA). Chicago, IL.

 

Obot, I.S., Hubbard, S, & Anthony, J. (1998, June). Level of education and injecting drug use among African Americans. Poster presentation at the Sixtieth Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD), Scottsdale, AZ

 

Obot, I.S. (1997, November). Alcohol, tobacco and the changing pattern of health problems in Africa. Paper presented at the 40th. Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), Columbus, OH

 

Obot, I.S. (1996, June). Drug abuse trends in rural and urban Nigeria. Paper presented at Community Epidemiology Work Group, National Institute on Drug Abuse, New York, NY.

 

Obot, I.S. (1996, February). Ethical issues in psychological research and practice: the views of Nigerian post-graduate students. Paper presented at the 10th. National Conference of the Nigerian Psychological Association, Jos

 

Obot, I.S. & Obot, T. I. (1994, October). Domestic violence in Nigeria. Paper presented at Thirteenth International Conference on the Social Sciences and Medicine, Budapest, Hungary.

 

Obot, I.S., & Gire, J. (1993, December). Psychology and national development in Nigeria. Paper presented at the 1993 Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association, Boston, MA.

 

Obot, I.S. (1993, September). The role of the African family in promoting drug free communities. Plenary presentation at XV1 World Conference of Therapeutic Communities, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

Obot, I.S. (1993, July). The abuse of inhalants in Nigeria. Invited presentation at NIDA Technical Review on “Epidem iology of Inhalant Abuse: An International Perspective.” National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

 

Obot, I.S. (1992, October). Health services to Nigerian families. Plenary presentation at the Sixth Annual Conference on “Counseling and Treating People of Color.” St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

 

Obot, I.S. (1992, June). Patterns of drug use and abuse in Nigeria. Presented at the Community Epidemiology Work Group, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Obot, I.S. (1992, February). The African family and substance abuse. Invited paper presented to a joint meeting of Family and Substance Abuse NGO Committees of the United Nations, New York, NY.

 

Obot, I.S. (1992, January). Drug abuse and related problems in Nigeria. Paper presented at the Carl A. Taube Seminar Series, Department of Mental Hygiene, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

 

Obot, I.S. (1990, September). Substance abuse, health and social welfare in Africa: An analysis of the Nigerian experience. Background paper presented at First African Regional Conference on Social Science and Medicine, Kenya.

 

Obot, I.S. (1990, June). Morbidity and mortality among inmates in Nigerian prisons: Causes and solutions. Commissioned paper presented at the National Conference on Prison Reforms in Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria.

 

Obot, I.S. (1990, May). General population survey of alcohol & drug abuse in Nigeria: The Middlebelt study. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Psychological Association, Enugu, Nigeria.

 

Obot, I.S., & Olaniyi, A.A. (1990, May). Drug-induced psychological disorders in four Nigerian hospitals, 1984-1988. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Psychological Association, Enugu, Nigeria.

 

Obot, I.S., & Tamen, F.I. (1990, May). The management of psychological problems by Nigerian medical practitioners. Paper presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Psychological Association, Enugu, Nigeria.

 

Obot, I.S. (1989, February). Treatment of alcohol and drug-related problems. Invited paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Clinical Psychologists, Aro Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Abeokuta, Nigeria.

 

Obot, I.S. (1989, February). Drug use and abuse in Nigeria: Prevalence and approaches to prevention. Paper presented at the Seminar on Community Approaches to the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse among Youth: Nigerian and American Perspectives, organized by U.S. Information Service and Nigerian Institute on Substance Abuse, Jos, Nigeria.

 

Obot, I.S. (1988, October). The prevention of child abuse and neglect in Nigeria: an ecological model for research and action. Paper presented at the 2nd Biennial Conference of the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN), Jos, Nigeria.

 

Obot, I.S. (1987, May). Psychologists in medical schools: contributions, problems and future roles. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Conference of Nigerian Psychological Association, Lagos.

 

Obot, I.S. (1986, July). An ecological approach to the prevention of adolescent substance abuse in Nigeria. Paper presented at the 1st Annual Conference of Nigerian Institute on Substance Abuse, Benin, Nigeria.

 

AWARDS, GRANTS AND RECOGNITIONS

2015: Member, Treatment Standards Development Committee, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Vienna, Austria

 

2015: Member, The Lancet Commission on Drugs and Health

 

2014: Member, Global Drug Policy Program (GDPP), Open Society Foundations, New York

 

2014: European Union/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Assessment of Civil Society Organizations on drug prevention, treatment and aftercare in Nigeria

 

2012: Fellow, Nigerian Psychological Association

 

Member, World Health Organization Expert Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Problems, 2006-present

 

2012: World Health Organization/Thai Health award for research on Harm to others from drinking, national survey in Nigeria (PI)

 

2012: Grant from United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Vienna, for training of NGOs in the prevention of substance abuse in Nigeria

 

2012: Grant from Foundation Open Society Institute, Zug, Switzerland, for capacity building for NGOs in drug abuse prevention

 

2010-2013: Annual grant for publication of the African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, IOGT-NTO (Sweden) and FORUT-Campaign for Social Development (Norway)

 

2006: Certificate of Recognition for dedicated service as an international liaison, Division of International Psychology, American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC.

 

2001. Certificate of Merit, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for work in drug abuse research and prevention in Nigeria

 

2000. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Research and Writing Grant Award. Program on Global Security and Sustainability, Chicago, USA

 

2000. Project on “Drug use by young people in an urban area of Nigeria”, funded by the World health Organization (WHO), Geneva

 

June-August 1995: Post-doctoral Training Fellowship in Research on Psycho-social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Service Award, at Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

1999: United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP) grant to conduct a school survey and develop a prevention manual for parents and guardians

 

1998: Travel grant from Office of the Director, U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse, to attend 59th. Annual Conference of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, June 1998, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

1995: NIDA (NIH)/CPDD Travel Grant to attend 57th. Annual Scientific Meeting of College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Scottsdale, Arizona

 

1995-1996. Grant for Project on “Drugs and the Nigerian Society: An Annotated Bibliography.” United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), Vienna, Austria

 

1994. Survey of inhalant abuse among Nigerian adolescents. Faculty of Social Sciences Research Grant Committee, University of Jos

 

1993. Values and social behavior: A survey of Nigerian youth. Research Grant to Department of Psychology, University of Jos, from the Presidency, through Centre for Democratic Studies, Abuja

 

1992. Small grant for the development of drug abuse measuring instrument for research in Nigeria. INVEST Program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Rockville, MD

 

1991-1992. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/Hubert H. Humphrey Post-doctoral Fellowship in Substance Abuse Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, MD

 

June 1991. Certificate of Commendation in Drug Abuse Prevention, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Plateau State Chapter of Better Life Programme of the First Lady

 

1988-1989. Alcohol and society in Nigeria: The Middlebelt Study. Senate Research Grant Award, University of Jos. (Through Centre for Development Studies, University of Jos)

 

1986-87. Social science and medical education in Nigeria. Faculty of Social Sciences Research Grants Committee, University of Jos

 

June-August 1984. National Research Service Award of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

 

1983-84. World Health Organization Post-Doctoral Training Fellowship, at the School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA

 

1984. Elected Class Secretary, 1984 Graduating Class, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/HONOUR SOCIETIES

College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD)
Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol (KBS)
Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA)
International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE)
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI)
American Psychological Association (APA) (foreign affiliate)
Psi Chi (The U.S. National Psychology Honor Society)
Beta Kappa Chi (U.S. National Science Honor Society)
African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse (ANPPCAN)
Social Science and Medicine–Africa Network
African Studies Association (ASA)

 

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

Editorial and Review Services

 

Editor-in-chief, African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies (Published by Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse) (2000 – present)

 

Assistant Editor, Addiction (Published by National Addiction Centre, London). 2004 – present. (Ranked No. 1 by ISI on impact factor, substance abuse category)

 

Member, Editorial Board, Drug and Alcohol Dependence (2005 – present). (Ranked Number 2 by ISI on impact factor, substance abuse category)

 

Member, Editorial Board, Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2005 – present)

 

Regional Editor (Africa), Behavioral Medicine, published by Heldref Publications, Washington, DC

 

Founding Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology, 1987-1995. (Published by Department of Psychology, University of Jos).

 

Reviewer, Grand Challenges Canada (Global Mental Health and Rising Stars programmes), 2012, 2013, 2014

 

Associate Editor, Journal of Psychology in Africa, published by Working Group for African Psychology, South Africa.

 

Reviewer for the following journals:
The Lancet, Social Science and Medicine, Addictive Behaviors: An International Journal, Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, International Journal of Drug Policy, Journal of Psychology in Africa, Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, etc.

 

Consultant/Resource Person

 

Member, Project Management Committee, EU/Nigeria project on Response to Drugs and Related Organized Crime in Nigeria – 10th EDF (from 2013)

 

Technical Adviser, Global Drug Policy Observatory, Swansea University, UK (appointed August 2013)

 

Senior Technical Expert, West Africa Commission on Drugs, Kofi Annan Foundation (from 2012)

 

Resource Person, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Meeting of Experts On Drug Demand Reduction, Accra, Ghana, 17-19 May 2011.

 

Resource Person, 4th Session of the African Union Conference of Ministers for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, Addis Ababa, 28 September – 2 October 2010.

 

Consultant, FORUT/IFBC training workshop on the development and implementation of evidence-based alcohol policy. Windhoek, Namibia, February 2010

 

Consultant, FORUT/IFBC training workshop on the development and implementation of evidence-based alcohol policy. Gaborone, Botswana, November 2009

 

Expert/Resource person, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Ministerial Conference on Drug Trafficking as a Security Threat to West Africa, Praia, Cape Verde, 26-29 October 2008

 

Chairperson, World Health Organization Meeting for International Research on Alcohol, Health and Development, Stockholm, Sweden, 24-25 September 2009.

 

Temporary Adviser & Rapporteur, World Health Organization, Regional Technical Consultation on Global Strategy to Reduce Harmful Use of Alcohol, Brazzaville, Congo, 3-5 March 2009.

 

Member, Guidelines Development Group, Essential Package for Mental, Neurological and Substance Use Disorders, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 2008-2009.

 

Substance Abuse Expert, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Ministerial Conference on Drug Trafficking as a Security Threat in West Africa, meetings in Abuja, Nigeria and Praia, Cape Verde, October 2008.

 

Guest Interviewee: BBC Radio, International Herald Tribune, Harvard Public Health magazine, SABC (Cape Town), NTA, AKBC, Czech Television (Prague), NTA, etc.

 

Resource Person (Representing the Drug Control Sector), United Nations Common Country Assessment – Nigeria. Hosted by UNICEF and the National Planning Commission, Abuja, 23-24 January 2001

 

Consultant, Project on the “Linkage between licit and illicit drugs, HIV/AIDS, conflict, and the impact of drugs on socio-economic development in Africa,” Drug Control Focal Point, The Organization of African Unity, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 200.

 

Consultant/Adviser, House of Representatives Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes, National Assembly, Abuja, 1999 – 2002.

 

Consultant/Adviser, Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics and Financial Crimes, National Assembly, Abuja, September 2000 – 2002

 

Consultant for World Health Organization (WHO) project on “Strategies to prevent substance abuse among children at risk in the urban context,” February 2000 – 2002

 

Short-term consultant for the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP), Nigeria Country Office, Lagos, October – November 2000

 

Short-term professional consultant for World Health Organization (WHO) project on Global Drug Abuse Database, November–December 1999

 

Consultant, WHO “Consultation on Alcohol Epidemiology in Developing Societies”, Mexico City, Mexico, August 1998.

 

Resource person, “Conference on Epidemiology and Prevention of ATOD Abuse and Violence in South Africa and the U.S.,” National Institute on Drug Abuse and Center for Drug Abuse Research, Howard University, January 1998, Washington, DC.

 

Consultant, Workshop on “Developing Research Collaborations Among Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” National Institute on Drug Abuse and Center for Drug Abuse Research, May 1997, Washington, DC

 

Plateau State Coordinator, Project on Public Sector Health Expenditure Patterns and Financing, Health Policy Training and Research Programme, University of Ibadan Project, 1995.

 

Consultant, UNDCP/NDLEA Workshop for the Development of a Drug Demand Reduction Programme for Nigeria, Lagos, 14-25 November 1994.

 

Consultant, National survey of “Alcohol/drug use and related matters: Young black South Africans (10-21 years).” Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, 1994

 

Professional Services

Member, UNODC Informal International Scientific Network for the UN General Assembly Special Session, 2015-2016

 

Vice President, Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), 2015 –

 

Member, Lancet Commission on Public Health and International Drug Policy, 2015-2016

 

Member, UNODC/WHO Committee on International Standards for the Treatment of Drug Use Disorders, 2014-2016

 

Member of the Board, Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA), 2008 – present

 

Convener and Conference Chair, International Biennial Conference on “Drugs, Alcohol and Society in Africa”, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 held Jos or Abuja, Nigeria.

 

Founding Director, Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA), Jos, Nigeria, 1990 – Present.

 

Member, Board of Directors, International Society of Addiction Journal Editors (ISAJE), 2004-2010

 

Member (appointed by the Director General), World Health Organization Research Ethics Review Committee (ERC), formerly Secretariat Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects (SCRIHS), March 2003 to July 2006

 

Member, Coordinating Committee, International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol Problems (INEBRIA), representing the World Health Organization, 2005-2008

 

Member, Steering Committee, Kettil Bruun Society for Alcohol Research (KBS), 2003-2007

 

Lecturer on substance abuse, Chronic Disease Postgraduate Research Training Course, organized by Geneva Foundation for Medical Research and the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, March 2003, March 2004

 

Chair, Panel on Mental Health in Africa, 41st Meeting of the African Studies Association, Chicago, October 1998.

 

President, Nigerian Psychological Association (NPA), 1995-1997

 

General Secretary, Nigerian Psychological Association, 1988-90.

 

Publicity Secretary, Nigerian Psychological Association, 1990-1992 & 1992-1995.

 

Plateau State Director and Chairman, Drug Abuse Enlightenment Committee, Nigerian Institute on Substance Abuse (1986-1991).

 

Member, International Board of Advisors, Third Afro-Asian Psychology Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, August 1994.

 

University Committees and Service

Head, Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, 2009-2015

 

Chair/Member, Investigation panels, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, 2009, 2010, 2013

 

Postgraduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Psychology, University of Jos, 2000 to 2002.

 

Organizer and presenter, Workshop on Research Ethics, School of Postgraduate Studies, University of Jos, 1996

 

Postgraduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Psychology, University of Jos, 1988-1995

 

Congregation Representative, Student Disciplinary Committee, University of Jos, 1987-1994.

 

Examination Officer, Department of Psychology, 1993-1995.

 

Faculty of Social Sciences Representative, Senate Curriculum Committee, University of Jos, 1986-1990

 

Psychology Department Representative, Student Welfare Committee, University of Jos, 1986-88

 

Student Hostel Warden and Member, Student Welfare Committee, 1994 -1996

 

Chairman, Research and Seminars Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, 1995).

 

Faculty Representative, Appointments and Promotions Committee (A- Complex, 1995-1996).

 

Academic Training Activities

External Assessor for promotion to rank of full professor, Department of Psychology, University of Lagos, 2013

 

External Assessor for promotion to rank of associate professor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Department of Psychology, 2011.

 

External Assessor for promotion to rank of associate professor, University of Benin, Department of Mental Health, 2010.

 

External Examiner, PhD Programme, Department of Psychology, University of Lagos, 2009

 

External Examiner, MSc Programme in Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009-2011 (3 sessions).

 

Co-Supervisor of Dr Mary Wangari Kuria, Ph.D. degree , Department of Psychiatry, University of Nairobi, Kenya (successfully defended in 2010).

 

Trainer, Workshop on “Publishing addiction science” at 7th Biennial International Conference on “Drugs and Society in Africa,” Abuja, Nigeria, 26-27 July 2006.

 

Trainer, Workshop on “Publishing addiction science” at Kettil Bruun Society for Alcohol Epidemiology Conference, Riverside, CA, June 2005.

 

Coordinator/Trainer, Training workshop on prevention of substance abuse for NGOs. Sponsored by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, September 2001, Jos, Nigeria.

 

Coordinator/Trainer, Drugs and Driving Workshop, CRISA, Jos, Nigeria, May 1996.

 

Member, National Resource Panel, Directorate for Social Mobilization, The Presidency, Abuja, Nigeria, 1988-89

 

Trainer, Entrepreneurship Development Programme of the National Directorate of Employment, Abuja (1987)

 

Member (by appointment), Sport Psychology Association, National Sports Commission, Lagos, 1990-992

 

External Examiner (Ph.D.): Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, 1990

 

Supervisor, several M.Sc. degrees in clinical psychology, University of Jos, Jos, 1990-2002

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate
Research Methods in Psychology, Psychopathology; Culture and Psychopathology; Theories of Personality; Social Psychology; Psychology of Substance Abuse; Psychology of Social Change; Psychology of Interpersonal Relations; Social Perception; Political Psychology; Medical Psychology (in the College of Medicine); Introduction to Psychology; Behaviour Modification; Community Mental Health

 

Postgraduate
Advanced Social and Behavioral Health Sciences; Advanced Critical Health Analysis; Advanced Psychopathology; Ethno-Psychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Behavioral Medicine

 

Date of Birth: 16 August 1948
Marital Status: Married, with four children
Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, walking