Roland Griffiths, Ph.D.

Roland Griffiths, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His principal re- search focus in both clinical and preclinical laboratories has been on the behavioral and subjective effects of mood-altering drugs. His research has been largely supported by grants from the National Institute on Health and he is author of over 300 journal articles and book chapters. He is the lead investigator of the psilocybin research project at Johns Hopkins, which includes studies of psilocybin-occasioned mystical-type experience in healthy volunteers and cancer patients, and a pilot study of psilocybin- facilitated smoking cessation. He has been a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, and to numerous pharmaceutical companies in the development of new psychotropic drugs. Dr. Griffiths is also currently a member of the Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Dependence for the World Health Organization and the Drug Abuse Advisory Subcommittee of the Food and Drug Administration.