Director, The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University
Stephen Magura is the Director of The Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, where he also administers the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Evaluation. He is the former Acting Executive Director and Director of Science and Research at National Development and Research Institutes, New York City. He has been the Principal Investigator of 17 studies since 1987 sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. He has designed and directed drug dependency clinical trials, treatment evaluation studies, health services research, social epidemiology studies, HIV prevention research and policy analyses. He has published150 peer-reviewed articles and authored or edited several books and special journal issues, including Outcome Measures for Child Welfare Services (Child Welfare League of America), Experimental Therapeutics in Addiction Medicine (Haworth Press), a special issue of Health and Social Work on “Chemical Dependency,” and special issues of Substance Use and Misuse on “Program Quality in Substance Dependency Treatment” and “Contemporary Vocational Rehabilitation for Substance Users.” He is currently the Deputy Editor, Editorial Board member or Consulting Editor for six professional journals. Dr. Magura has three interventions listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and is also a faculty member of the Middle Eastern Mediterranean Summer Institute on Drug Use in Italy and Israel.