Director of Addiction Psychiatry and Assistant Professor
Kevin Hill, MD, MHS, is the director of addiction psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He earned a master’s in health science at the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the Yale School of Medicine. He most commonly treats patients who have problems with alcohol, cannabis or opioids. The author of Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed, Dr. Hill’s research interests include the development of medications to treat cannabis use disorder as well as cannabis policy, and he has published widely on these topics in such journals as JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine and Lancet Psychiatry. He was recently awarded a grant to summarize the research on the therapeutic use of cannabis, and he presented his findings to the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 2018. He serves on the editorial boards of Lancet Psychiatry, Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research and American Journal on Addictions. Dr. Hill has become a nationally recognized speaker on addiction topics due to his ability to connect with audiences and make complex concepts understandable. He gives balanced, evidence-based talks on cannabis, opioids and alcohol to a wide variety of audiences.