Dr. Strain is The George E. Bigelow Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He conducts research in substance abuse related issues, provides clinical care, teaches, and provides administrative supervision for substance abuse programs. He is the Editor in Chief for the scientific journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, and has edited several books on substance use disorders. He was the lead in developing the first buprenorphine curriculum, which was subsequently used as the primary resource to train physicians in the use of this medication for opioid treatment. He has chaired standing committees for the FDA, NIH, and the American Psychiatric Association, and is a Past-President of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Dr. Strain is the recipient of multiple competitive grant awards from NIH, and has published extensively on substance abuse-related matters. His research has included topics such as the optimal mechanisms for treating patients with substance abuse disorders, the abuse liability of novel medications, and the development of new pharmacotherapies for substance abuse treatment.