Dr. Wilson Compton

Dr. Wilson Compton is a psychiatrist, and is NIDA’s Deputy Director. He loves to study the interactions between people and their environments that contribute to drug use.  He has done a lot of research focusing on the epidemiology of drug abuse, HIV prevention and co-occurring mental and drug use disorders.  Dr. Compton loves the beach, and likes to spend nearly every weekend at his house in Bethany Beach, Delaware.  He enjoys playing games such as—bridge, scrabble, crosswords, and sudoku.