John Brick

Independent Forensic Examiner
Forensic and Consultative Psychopharmacology
Journal Associated: Journal of Addiction Medicine and Therapeutic Science Biography:

Dr. John Brick completed his graduate training in psychobiology (neuroscience and psychology) at Binghamton University in New York and has specialized for more than 40 years in alcohol and drug studies. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications on the biobehavioral effects of alcohol and other drugs, including his recent textbook Forensic Alcohol Test Evidence (Charles Thomas Publishing Co).  His two previous textbooks: Drugs, The Brain and Behavior: The Pharmacology of Drug Use Disorders and Handbook of the Medical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Editor/co-author), are both in their second edition.

Dr. Brick is the Executive Director of Intoxikon International, a company that provides education and training in drug and alcohol studies, addiction medicine and the medical consequences of alcohol and drug use disorders. His international work spans two decades beginning with First International Symposium on Alcohol and Stress, which is co-chaired and organized.  He was one of only six American scientists invited to visit and deliver an address to the National Academy of Medicine in Leningrad/St. Petersburg, Russia on the occasion of their Centenary Anniversary During his tenure at Rutgers University, Dr. Brick was Associate Director of the Rutgers University Advanced School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, and the Rutgers University School of Alcohol Studies, the oldest and most well-known international alcohol studies training institute in the world.  He had the honor of being a member of the Visiting Faculty, Peking University Institute on Mental Health/International Center of Health Concerns, where he trained physicians at Beijing Medical University, Beijing China, participated in Grand Rounds at the Mental Health Institute of Peking University (Alcohol Unit) and An Ding Hospital (Drug Unit), and taught Medical Consequences of Alcohol Addiction and Physiology of Addiction as part of the World Health Organization’s first medical education initiative on substance abuse in China. He was appointed Editor in Chief of the Journal of Addiction Medicine and Therapeutic Science in 2017.

In the United States, Dr. Brick has worked as a drug and alcohol consultant to various federal agencies including the Executive Office of the President of (Office of National Drug Control Policy, The White House), the Research Society on Alcoholism National Advocacy Committee, the Alcoholism and Drug Research Communications Center, the Editorial Board for both the Journal of Studies on Alcohol (Rutgers University) and the Betty Ford Clinic and as a member of the scientific review boards for the leading biomedical journals on drug and alcohol studies.  Dr. Brick is the former alcohol and neuropharmacology consultant for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and was Senior Editor of Contemporary Issues in Neuropharmacology for Haworth Medical Press (NY) from eight years.  He is a double Fellow of the American Psychological Association in both Psychology (Div. 1) and Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse (Div. 28).

Dr. Brick served as Medical Advisor to the Executive Board of the New Jersey Association of Accident Reconstructionists (NJAAR) for fourteen years and in recognition of his contributions to the field, was promoted to Life Member in 2014.  During his 28 years at Rutgers – The State University of New Jersey, he held appointments as a member of the research faculty of the Center of Alcohol Studies, the Rutgers Advanced School of Alcohol and Drug Studies, Chief of Research, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies, Education and Training Division, Lab Director of the Rutgers Alcohol Behavior Research Laboratory, Chairman of the Graduate Curriculum on the Biology of Alcohol and the Foundations of Alcohol Studies at the Center of Alcohol Studies and worked as a Forensic Alcohol/Drug Consultant to the Rutgers University and taught graduate courses in clinical psychopharmacology, biology of alcohol,  and neurophysiology.

Research Interest:

Biomedical Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Abuse

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List of Publications:  110

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