Richard Rawson is the Director of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) and Professor-in-Residence at UCLA. He has an extensive portfolio of research on methamphetamine effects and methamphetamine treatment. He was a member of the Federal Methamphetamine Advisory Group for Attorney General Janet Reno and represented the US in a UN Conference on Methamphetamine in Vienna Austria. He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers on methamphetamine and 15 book chapters on the topic. He has worked with NIDA, SAMHSA, the US State Department, the World Heath Organization and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime on international methamphetamine research, training, and system development projects throughout the world.