Sharon L. Walsh, Ph.D.

Sharon L. Walsh, Ph.D.

Sharon Walsh, Ph.D. Is a Professor of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky. She has been conducting clinical research in substance abuse for nearly 25 years- much of it focused on understanding the behavioral pharmacology of opioid dependence and developing/improving pharmacotherapies for treatment of opioid dependence, including methadone and buprenorphine. She has published 100+ papers and book chapters, lectures widely on the topic and serves as a consultant to the FDA and other federal and state agencies.