Carlton K. Erickson

CARLTON (CARL) K. ERICKSON, a research scientist, is a distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, and Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Texas at Austin. He has published over 260 peer-reviewed and professional articles, and is an Associate Editor of the scientific journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. He is the author of a 2007 book titled The Science of Addiction: From Neurobiology to Treatment, which won a Hamilton Book Award in 2008. He is a recipient of the Betty Ford Center Visionary Award (2000), the 2003 Pat Fields SECAD Award, the 2004 Fred French Award for Educational Achievement, the Nelson J. Bradley Award for Lifetime Achievement (2007), and the John P. McGovern Award for Excellence in Medical Education (2009). A popular speaker and lecturer both nationally and internationally, Carl has spoken to approximately 85,000 health professionals and people in recovery since 1978.