Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

PhD, Washington State University

Pronouns: he/him/his

Noel Vest, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. As a formerly incarcerated scholar, Dr. Vest advocates for social justice issues and public policy concerning substance use disorder recovery and prison reentry. His research interests include mental health, substance use disorders, poverty, social justice, addiction recovery, and pain. He was recently awarded a K01 early investigator award through the National Institute of Drug Abuse to study collegiate recovery programs through an implementation science lens. He received his Ph.D. and Master’s degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University. He recently finished a postdoc in the Department of Anesthesia at Stanford Medicine.

Collegiate recovery programming in the U.S.: An implementation science and mixed methods study
03/01/2023 - 02/28/2027 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse

Western States Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
03/01/2023 - 02/29/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Oregon Health & Science University NIH NIDA


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  1. Jones AA, Shearer RD, Segel JE, Santos-Lozada A, Strong-Jones S, Vest N, Teixeira da Silva D, Khatri UG, Winkelman TNA. Opioid and stimulant attributed treatment admissions and fatal overdoses: Using national surveillance data to examine the intersection of race, sex, and polysubstance use, 1992-2020. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 Aug 01; 249:109946. PMID: 37354584; PMCID: PMC10375360; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2023.109946;
  2. Ramaswamy M, Manz C, Kouyoumdjian F, Vest N, Puglisi L, Wang E, Salyer C, Osei B, Zaller N, Rebbeck TR. Cancer equity for those impacted by mass incarceration. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2023 May 23. PMID: 37219371
  3. Timko C, Cucciare MA, Lor MC, Stein M, Vest N. Patient-Concerned Other Dyads' 12-Step Involvement and Patients' Substance Use: A Latent Class Growth Model Analysis. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2023 May 18.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37219032
  4. Vest N, Wenzel K, Choo TH, Pavlicova M, Rotrosen J, Nunes E, Lee JD, Fishman M. Trajectories of depression among patients in treatment for opioid use disorder: A growth mixture model secondary analysis of the XBOT trial. Am J Addict. 2023 May; 32(3):291-300. PMID: 36645265; PMCID: PMC10332426; DOI: 10.1111/ajad.13371;
  5. LaBelle O, Hastings M, Vest N, Meeks M, Lucier K. The role of mindfulness, meditation, and peer support in recovery capital among Recovery Dharma members. J Subst Use Addict Treat. 2023 Feb; 145:208939. PMID: 36880913; PMCID: PMC9992926; DOI: 10.1016/j.josat.2022.208939;
  6. Beasley CR, LaBelle O, Vest N, Olson B, Skinner MD, Ferrari JR, Jason LA. The Involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous Scale - Short Form: Factor Structure & Validation. Subst Use Misuse. 2023; 58(1):119-128. PMID: 36474456; PMCID: PMC9951623; DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2022.2149245;
  7. Apsley HB, Vest N, Knapp KS, Santos-Lozada A, Gray J, Hard G, Jones AA. Non-engagement in substance use treatment among women with an unmet need for treatment: A latent class analysis on multidimensional barriers. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2023 Jan 01; 242:109715. PMID: 36495652; PMCID: PMC9847351; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109715;
  8. Timko C, Vest N, Cucciare MA, Smelson D, Blonigen D. Substance use and criminogenic thinking: Longitudinal latent class analysis of veterans with criminal histories. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 Dec; 143:108893. PMID: 36215912; PMCID: PMC9940453; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2022.108893;
  9. Vest N, Hennessy E, Castedo de Martell S, Smith R. A Socio-Ecological Model for Collegiate Recovery Programs. Addict Res Theory. 2023; 31(2):92-99. PMID: 37283915; PMCID: PMC10241438; DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2022.2123471;
  10. Vest NA, Hennessy E, Castedo de Martell S, Smith R. A Socio-Ecological Model for Collegiate Recovery Programs. Addiction Research & Theory. 2022. View Publication
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2019 Washington State University: Experimental Psychology Graduate Student of the Year
2017 Addictive Behaviors: Elsevier Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Addiction Recovery
Mental Health
Substance Use Disorders
Pain, Chronic
Latent Class Modeling
collegiate recovery programs
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