Dr. Kevin Conway

Please welcome Dr. Kevin Conway.  Dr. Conway is the deputy director of NIDA’s Division of Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research. His scientific interests include the epidemiology of drug addiction, mental illness, violence, and drugs in popular music.  He recently published a paper analyzing 156 songs written by Black Sabbath.  Contrary to the notion that heavy metal glorifies substance use, the band’s lyrics weave a cautionary tale of how persistent substance use can hijack free will and cause numerous forms of misery.