Timothy P. Condon, PhD

Chief Science Advisor

Dr. Timothy Condon is a preeminent expert in the neuroscience of addiction and its application to policy and practice. As the chief science advisor to TASC and the agency’s Center for Health and Justice (CHJ), he offers robust research experience on the fundamental impact of drugs on human behavior and implications for clinical and criminal justice practice. His expertise informs the delivery of CHJ’s national training and consulting services, TASC’s internal program evaluation processes, and the strengthening of research partnerships to advance the real-world implementation of evidence-based interventions.

Dr. Condon also is a research professor at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico, where he helps guide projects related to the intersection of public health and public safety, prescription drug abuse, health care policy reform and implementation, and the integration of behavioral and physical health systems.

Prior to joining CASAA, Dr. Condon served as the science policy advisor to the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Dr. Condon’s expertise informed the development of the National Drug Control Strategy and the nation’s demand reduction activities, including the integration of primary and behavioral health delivery, the treatment of substance use disorders among criminal justice populations, evidence-based approaches to prescription drug abuse, and the implications of health care reform for policy, practice, and workforce development. Dr. Condon was one of the authors of the national Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Plan released in 2011.

Previously, Dr. Condon served as deputy director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), guiding NIDA in building its research, training infrastructure, bringing science-based findings to community treatment programs, and establishing a national communications network for information sharing and research collaboration.

Dr. Condon received his BS in biology and psychology from Boston College and completed his MS and PhD in neuroscience at the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Ohio State University. He is the author of numerous scientific and science policy reports and articles for science journals and health publications. He has received multiple awards and honors for his leadership in setting science policy standards, and serves as a member of several professional organizations.