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Jürgen Rehm


Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
Institute for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technical University Dresden, Germany

Jürgen Rehm studied psychology and methodology at the University of Mannheim, Germany, from 1980 to 1984 and received a PhD magna cum laude from the same university in 1985. He then commenced a career in public health and addiction research, which included academic and professional posts in Germany, Switzerland, and Canada. He was appointed as Inaugural Chair for Addiction Policy at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2003. Additionally, he is Director of the Social and Epidemiological Research Department at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and Head of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre on Mental Health and Addiction and of the Epidemiological Research Unit at the Institute for Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy of the Technical University Dresden, Germany.

Dr Rehm has published more than 600 peer-reviewed journal articles in addiction research, comprising studies in epidemiology, economics, and clinical research, the latter especially in the area of treatment evaluation; these included publications in the Lancet, BMJ, PLOS Medicine, and JAMA Psychiatry. He is listed among the ISI/Thompson Reuters most highly cited in the fields of social research and epidemiology, and has been awarded the Jellinek Award, which is the most prestigious award in alcohol addiction research. He has served as consultant to many countries, and is currently member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel of on Drug Dependence and Alcohol Problems.