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Dr. Wilson Compton

Dr. Wilson Compton obtained his M.D., his psychiatry residency training and his Masters in Psychiatric Epidemiology (MPE) from Washington University. He was appointed chief resident and instructor in 1990, assistant professor in 1992, and associate professor in 1999. Dr. Compton made important contributions to the educational, research, and administrative missions of the Department before leaving in 2002 to become the Director of the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research at NIDA (National Institute of Drug Abuse).