Richard S Schottenfeld MD

Professor of Psychiatry

Biographical Info

Dr Schottenfeld is an experienced clinician, teacher and clinical researcher who has focused on improving the efficacy, accessibility and availability of addictions treatment in the United States and internationally (in Malaysia, Iran and China.) In clinical trials and clinical epidemiologic studies, he has developed new programs that integrate addictions treatment and general medical services and has evaluated the pharmacological and behavioral components of different treatments for opioid dependence and other addictive disorders. In his clinical, administrative and teaching roles, he oversaw development of a multi-component drug abuse treatment program providing innovative ambulatory and residential treatment for addictive disorders and was the founding Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training Program and the drug abuse clinical research post-doctoral training program at Yale.


International Activity

  • Malaysia, Iran, HIV, Drug abuse, Opioid, Cocaine
    Malaysia   (2010)
    Improving Efficacy of Drug Abuse Treatment
  • Malaysia, Heroin, HIV
    Malaysia   (2010)
    Drug Counseling and Abstinent-Contingent Take Home Buprenorphine in Malaysia
  • Opioid dependence
    Wuhan, China   (2007 - 2014)
    We have developed a program of clinical research aimed at evaluating, improving and disseminating cost-effective treatments for heroin or other opioid dependence in Malaysia, Iran, and China.
  • Opioid dependence
    Tehran, Iran   (2003 - 2012)
    We have developed a program of clinical research aimed at evaluating, improving and disseminating cost-effective treatments for heroin or other opioid dependence in Malaysia, Iran, and China.
  • Opioid Dependence
    Muar, Malaysia   (2001 - 2014)
    We have developed a program of clinical research aimed at evaluating, improving and disseminating cost-effective treatments for heroin or other opioid dependence in Malaysia, Iran, and China.

Education & Training

M.D.
Yale University (1976)

Honors & Recognition

  • Nyswander-Dole Award
    American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (2004)

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