Dr. Alan K Davis is a postdoctoral research fellow at Johns Hopkins University where his research focuses on the epidemiology, phenomenology, and psychology of recreational and medical use of licit and illicit substances. He also examines the potential of psychoactive substance administration in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders. His education and training in clinical psychology provoked a deep appreciation for the financial challenges faced by students who wish to study topics related to psychedelics/entheogens. Funding for student research is often quite limited, regardless of the topic, but funding for psychedelic research is especially low and the limited funding for research in this area is typically reserved for clinical trials at leading institutions in the United States and abroad. Therefore, Source Research Foundation was created as a way to stimulate advances in entheogen research and to support the development of young scientists who wish to study the epidemiology, phenomenology, and/or clinical applications of entheogens. Alan also hopes to develop a virtual collaboratory of students, scientists, and community members who are passionate about contributing to entheogen research.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm