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Ernest Drucker, Ph.D.

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Dr. Ernest Drucker
Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467



photo not availableProfessor Emeritus, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Dr. Drucker is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology, Family and Social Medicine, and Psychiatry at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of British Columbia. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who conducts research on AIDS, addiction, and the effects of mass incarceration. He is active in AIDS, drug policy, and prison reform as human rights efforts in the US and abroad.

Dr. Drucker was founding Director (from 1970 to 1990) of a 1,000 patient drug treatment program in the Bronx, and has been an NIH funded researcher since 1991. He is author of over 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and Editor in Chief of the open access Harm Reduction Journal. Dr. Drucker was a founder of the International Harm Reduction Association and Chairman of Doctors of the World/USA (1993-1997). He is a senior Soros Justice Fellow currently writing a book for The New Press, A Plague of Prisons, a public health paradigm of mass incarceration in America. Most recently he is developing a curriculum and teaching public health for undergraduates and high schools.

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