Carl Hart

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Dr. Carl Hart
BornMiami, Florida, USA
ResidenceUSA
CitizenshipUnited States
FieldsPsychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience
InstitutionsColumbia University
Alma materUniversity of Maryland
University of Wyoming
SpouseRobin Hart
Website
http://www.drcarlhart.com/
 
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Dr. Carl Hart
BornMiami, Florida, USA
ResidenceUSA
CitizenshipUnited States
FieldsPsychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience
InstitutionsColumbia University
Alma materUniversity of Maryland
University of Wyoming
SpouseRobin Hart
Website
http://www.drcarlhart.com/

Carl Hart (born 1966) is an associate professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University. Hart is known for his research in drug abuse and drug addiction. Hart was the first tenured African American professor of sciences at Columbia University.

Early life[edit]

Hart grew up in an impoverished Miami neighborhood, engaging in petty crime and drug use. After high school, he served in the United States Air Force,[1][2] which became his path to higher education.

Education[edit]

Hart received a bachelor of science and a master of science from the University of Maryland. He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Wyoming.

Dr. Hart attended UNC Wilmington where he worked with Dr. Robert Hakan before attending University of Wyoming.

Career[edit]

Hart's book entitled, High Price, was published in 2013. The book interweaves anecdotes from Hart's own experience with drugs and poverty with his modern research.[3][4] He is featured in the documentary The House I Live In.

In September 2014, Hart was featured in an article about him [5] and a video of a discussion he presented at a TEDMED event.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Hart lives in New York with his wife and their two sons.[7] In 2000, Hart learned that, as a teenager, he had fathered a third son. By the time Carl discovered that he had a third child, he also found out that this son was a high school drop-out at the age of 16 or 17 and involved in illegal drug sales. His recently discovered son also had been charged with a cocaine offense in the state of Florida.[8]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carl Hart: Drugs don’t turn people into criminals". Salon.com. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  2. ^ Columbia College Today: The Truth Teller.
  3. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/05/high-price-carl-hart-review High Price: Drugs, Neuroscience, and Discovering Myself by Carl Hart] – The Guardian
  4. ^ ‘High Price’ by Carl Hart - An experienced voice rethinks the war on drugs - The Boston Globe
  5. ^ Lopez, German, Watch: A neuroscientist debunks common beliefs about drug addiction, Vox, September 18, 2014
  6. ^ Dr. Carl Hart's Ted Talk TEDMED, September 11, 2014
  7. ^ High Price by Dr. Carl Hart: AUTHOR.
  8. ^ Columbia College Today: The Truth Teller.
  9. ^ Ron Charles (July 30, 2014). "Winners of the 2014 PEN Literary Awards". Washington Post. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "2014 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award". pen.org. Retrieved August 1, 2014.