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Lizmarie Maldonado works for The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami (UM) as a biostatistician conducting research for Parkinson's disease. Prior to joining UM, she was an epidemiologist at Miami-Dade's local health department.
Lizmarie has a Master of Science in Public Health, specializing in biostatistics.
Dr Yatan Pal Singh Balhara is a qualified psychiatrist specializing in the area of substance use disorders. He completed his post grad studies in Psychiatry then completed a master's degree in Addiction Studies.
Yatan has presented his research on substance use disorders at various international forums, including scientific conferences, and has been published in the fields of substance use disorders and mental health.
Patrick Condron M.Sc., M.A.C., A.D.C., is a certified addictions counselor in West Virginia. Along with freelance writing in the addictions field, he is involved in ongoing education for professionals in health care.
He received his Master of Science degree in Addiction Studies from King's College, London, and Virginia Commonwealth University, and is an associate member of The American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Lauren is a dedicated psychological researcher. After receiving a scholarship from the Western Psychological Association for her undergraduate work in perceptual processing, Lauren achieved her Master's degree in Psychology from Boston University in 2014.
Lauren has a particular interest in the effects that drugs and trauma have on the functioning brain and believes that all research should be accessible and digestible.
Leah Miller is a mental health counselor. She has an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and is trained as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor.
Her clinical experience has included inpatient and outpatient treatment, and severe mental illness in residential and community settings. She currently works as part of a residential transitional support team, and dedicates her free time to writing about substance abuse issues.
Brittany Tackett is a transformational life coach, writer, and speaker in the mental health field. She has training in a number of methodologies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), harm reduction therapy, somatic psychology, applied behavioral analysis, meditation, and motivational interviewing.
Because she believes everything is interconnected, Brittany's approach to life coaching is holistic and integrates all aspects of the human experience. She partners with clients to help them gain clarity and direction, connect to a higher purpose, transform limiting beliefs, and break through layers of conditioning to foster new ways of being.
Brittany's clients include recovering addicts, young adults suffering from ADHD, and entrepreneurs.