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Ben Nordstrom

Executive Director, Responsibility.org

Benjamin R. Nordstrom, M.D., Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Responsibility.org and a Board Certified Addiction Psychiatrist. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix House, a leading nonprofit, drug and alcohol addiction treatment provider. Dr. Nordstrom has also worked as a faculty member at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. He has taught psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and criminology at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.

Dr. Nordstrom has served on steering committees for drug courts and mental health courts and is the past President of the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Professionals Health Program.  He has previously served on the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s expert consensus treatment on the treatment of opioid use disorders and has worked with the State of Vermont with their innovative Hub and Spoke initiative.  Dr. Nordstrom is a member of the United States Army Reserve and has served in the Middle East as a psychiatrist for our nation’s military personnel.

Dr. Nordstrom holds an M.D. from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his training in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. He and his wife Sarah have two teenaged daughters.

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