Carl Leukefeld, PhD
Carl Leukefeld director, Risk-related Behavior and Drug Abuse, is professor of Behavioral Science and Psychiatry; chair, Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine; and founding director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR). He holds the Bell Alcohol and Addictions Chair. Prior to his appointment at the University of Kentucky in 1990 in order to establish CDAR, he held administrative and research positions at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and served as chief health services officer of the United States Public Health Service.
Dr. Leukefeld has over 30 years of research administrative management and scientific experience and has published over 250 articles, chapters, books and monographs. His research interests include treatment interventions, HIV prevention, criminal justice sanctions, and health services. At UK, he has been PI for state- and federally-sponsored studies including: the NIDA Health Services among Prisoners, the NIDA Enhancing Drug Court Retention Project, the NIDA HIV Intervention Probation and Parolees, and the NIDA Central States Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment System Center.
At UK, Dr. Leukefeld has taught the undergraduate Alcohol and Problem Drinking Course, the Dependency Behavior graduate course, and the Patients, Physicians and society course for medical students. He currently serves as reviewer and consulting editor for five journals, and as an ad hoc grant reviewer for NIH. He has been a member of the NIH Community-Level Health Promotion Study Section and the NIH/NIDA Health Services Initial Review Group.