BiographyJ. H. Atkinson, MD, is Professor-in-Residence, Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego. He was one of the founding co-Directors of the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), and continues to be active in this program and in the affiliated Translational Methamphetamine Research Center (TMARC), CNS Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER), and the University of California Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research (CMCR). Additionally he is Principal Investigator on two current Department of Veterans Affairs Merit Review Programs investigating pharmacologic and behavioral interventions for chronic back pain, where his research has been continuously supported for over 25 years. He has an active clinical presence as an Attending Physician at both the University of California, San Diego Medical Center and the affiliated VA San Diego Healthcare System.