Jane Carlisle Maxwell, Ph.D., is a research professor with the Addiction Research Institute at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. She has been a member of SAMHSA’s National Advisory Council, a consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control, a Fulbright Senior Specialist, a member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s Community Epidemiology Work Group and NIDA’s National Drug Early Warning System. She has over 45 years experience monitoring changes in drug use patterns in Texas, the United States and internationally.
Maxwell has been an investigator on grants from NIDA to study patterns of methamphetamine use and initiation into heroin use in the Texas area, and a grant from NIAAA to study factors in recidivism for impaired driving offenders who have been in substance abuse treatment. Her research specialties include trends and patterns of substance abuse nationally and internationally, with special interest in methadone mortality; the U.S-Mexico border; patterns of use and abuse of methamphetamine, party and synthetic drugs, heroin, and prescription drugs; the relationship of substance abuse and traffic safety; and the relationship of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.
She is a member of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, the Research Society on Alcoholism, and serves on the board of the Pacific Institute on Research and Evaluation and has been a board member of the International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety.
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Trends and patterns of substance abuse in Texas, nationally, and internationally, with special interest on the US-Mexico border; patterns of use and abuse of methamphetamine, party drugs, methadone, and other opiate drugs; impaired driving programs; synthetic estimation techniques.
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
- M.A., University of South Carolina
- A.B., University of South Carolina
- Drinking, driving and drugs: Trajectories of DWI recidivism and how to intervene (2016)
- Epidemiology of drinking and disorders in border vs. non-border contexts (2015)
- DWI Offender Education Program (2014)
- Monitoring the changing methamphetamine market in the Austin area (2013)
- Advancing recovery: State and provider partnership for quality addiction services (2010)
- Normalization of heroin: A study of heroin as a “club drug” (2005)
- Center for Excellence in Drug Epidemiology (SAMHSA)
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