National Advisory Board Member
Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Science Policy and Communications, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Geoffrey Laredo, MPA, is a senior advisor to the Director of the Office of Science Policy and Communications at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, he is involved in a variety of intergovernmental initiatives, constituent relations, and is the Institute’s point of contact for the U.S. Congress. Before joining NIDA in late 2004, Mr. Laredo spent a year working as a policy fellow for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services. Prior to his Senate position, Mr. Laredo was the Director of the Office of Policy and Public Liaison at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of NIH. He also worked as a senior analyst in the Office of the Administrator at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Mr. Laredo began his federal career as a program specialist with the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice. During his tenure with the Institute, he worked in a number of program areas, including drugs and crime issues. Mr. Laredo received his Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.