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Mr Thomas Santo Jr


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Tom is a Ph.D. Candidate at the National Drug National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC). He completed his Master of Public Health and began working at NDARC in 2018.

His research interests and focus of his Ph.D. include the experience of childhood maltreatment and comorbid mental disorders among people who use opioids and other drugs. He is interested in both illicit and pharmaceutical opioid use.

University role: 
Ph.D. Candidate & Research Officer

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey- Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences (2015)

University of Sydney- Master of Public Health (2018)


NDARC Excellence in Higher Degree Research Award- 2019

opioid dependence
mental health
childhood adversity
childhood trauma
opioid-related disorders
chronic non-cancer pain