THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DONALD R. VEREEN, JR. TO SERVE AS DEPUTY
DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF THE NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Donald R.
Vereen, Jr. as Deputy Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Dr. Donald R. Vereen, of Washington, D.C., has served as a Deputy Director of ONDCP since June 1998. From 1994-1998, he served as Special Assistant to the Director for Medical Affairs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) where he worked on the development of new research strategies to address public health issues like violence, drug abuse, and addiction. From 1992-1994, Dr. Vereen was the Medical Officer, Community Violence Specialist, in the Violence and Traumatic Stress Research Branch of the Division of Epidemiology and Services Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dr. Vereen received an A.B. in Biology from Harvard College, a M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine, and a M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) was established in 1988 and is organized within the Executive Office of the President. ONDCP is authorized to develop and coordinate the policies and goals of the nation's drug control program. The Deputy Director is charged with assisting the Director in the formulation and coordination of international and domestic anti-drug abuse functions by all Executive Branch agencies and state and local governments.