Noel Vest, PhD
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 - 02/28/2025 (Subcontract PI)
Oregon Health & Science University NIH NIDA

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. Banerjee A, Mackey SC, Vest N, Darnall BD. Pain in US corrections settings: the promise of digital solutions for better data and treatment access. Pain Med. 2024 Mar 01; 25(3):165-168. PMID: 37950495; PMCID: PMC10906706; DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnad150;
  2. Vest N, Bell JS, Nieder A, Smith R, Bannard T, Tragesser S, Hibbard P, Dick DM. Learning with conviction: Exploring the relationship between criminal legal system involvement and substance use and recovery outcomes for students in collegiate recovery programs. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2024 Apr 01; 257:111127. PMID: 38394814; PMCID: PMC11031344; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2024.111127;
  3. Segel JE, Shearer RD, Jones AA, Khatri UG, Howell BA, Crowley DM, Sterner G, Vest N, Teixeira da Silva D, Winkelman TNA. Understanding Regional Patterns of Overdose Deaths Related to Opioids and Psychostimulants. Subst Use Misuse. 2024; 59(4):558-566. PMID: 38037904; PMCID: PMC10923074; DOI: 10.1080/10826084.2023.2287220;
  4. Shearer RD, Segel JE, Howell BA, Jones AA, Khatri UG, Teixeira da Silva D, Vest N, Winkelman TNA. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Heroin, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine Use, Treatment, and Mortality Trends in 3 National Data Sources-United States, 2010-2019. Med Care. 2024 Mar 01; 62(3):151-160. PMID: 38180005; PMCID: PMC10922552; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000001969;
  5. 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 Oct 09; 115(10):1128-1131. PMID: 37219371; PMCID: PMC10560595; DOI: 10.1093/jnci/djad087;
  6. Gray JC, Larson MJ, Moresco N, Dufour S, Ritter GA, DeLeon PD, Milliken CS, Vest N, Adams RS. Healthcare utilization and readiness outcomes among soldiers with post-deployment at-risk drinking, by multimorbidity class. Alcohol. 2024 Feb; 114:31-39.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37619959; PMCID: PMC10881892; DOI: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2023.08.008;
  7. Cioffi CC, Hibbard PF, Hagaman A, Tillson M, Vest N. Perspectives of researchers with lived experience in implementation science research: Opportunities to close the research-to-practice gap in substance use systems of care. Implement Res Pract. 2023; 4:26334895231180635. PMID: 37790184; PMCID: PMC10326466; DOI: 10.1177/26334895231180635;
  8. 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;
  9. Smith RL, Bannard T, McDaniel J, Aliev F, Brown A, Holliday E, Vest N, DeFrantz-Dufor W, Dick DM. Characteristics of Students Participating in Collegiate Recovery Programs and the Impact of COVID-19: An Updated National Longitudinal Study. Addict Res Theory. 2024; 32(1):58-67. PMID: 38524726; PMCID: PMC10959520; DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2023.2216459;
  10. 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 Sep; 84(5):762-771.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37219032; PMCID: PMC10600972; DOI: 10.15288/jsad.22-00378;
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2019 Washington State University: Experimental Psychology Graduate Student of the Year
2017 Addictive Behaviors: Elsevier Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing
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Addiction Recovery
Mental Health
Substance Use Disorders
Pain, Chronic
Latent Class Modeling
collegiate recovery programs
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