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Joel Epstein, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH)
University of Missouri--St. Louis

Joel Epstein, Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has a deep commitment to educating both children and the general public about the "science of addiction." In addition to being an active program developer and researcher in disseminating curricula, he teaches parenting skills, has led numerous parent/child workshops, and has written a book, Family Writes, to help foster family communication via innovative interactive writing activities. Dr. Epstein has been awarded several grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).