Noel Vest, PhD

About Me:
Noel Vest, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. As a formerly incarcerated scholar, Dr. Vest is an advocate for social justice issues and public policy concerning substance use disorder recovery and prison reentry.

Dr. Vest received his PhD and Master’s degrees in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University in 2019 and he recently finished a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pain Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Vest’s research interests include mental health, substance use disorders, poverty, social justice, addiction recovery, and pain. He was recently awarded a K01 early investigator award from NIDA to study collegiate recovery programs through an implementation science lens.


Washington State UniversityPhD
Stanford UniversityPostdoctoral Fellowship