Authors

Psychedelic Plant Medicine

List of Chacruna Contributors:

Adam Andros Aronovich, M.A.

Adam Andros Aronovich lives in the Peruvian Amazon, working as research coordinator for the Chaikuni Institute and the Temple of the Way of Light. In addition, he is an active member of the Medical Anthropology Research Center in Catalunya, Spain, and has written for various publications around the world.
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Dr. Timothy D. Brewerton

Dr. Timothy Brewerton is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, certified in general, child-adolescent, forensic psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is an author on 150+ publications, including two books.
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Dr. Clancy Cavnar, Psy.D.

Dr. Clancy Cavnar is a licensed psychologist who works in a private practice in San Francisco. She is also Associate Director at Chacruna. You can see her beautiful art at www.clancycavnar.com
Dr. Clancy Cavnar, Psy.D.

Dawn D. Davis, Ph.D. (C)

Dawn D. Davis is a mother, a wife to Dr. Cleve Davis, a micro-farmer and a Ph.D student at the University of Idaho. She exercises laughter and practices humor.
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Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.

Alexander Dawson, Ph.D., teaches history at the University at Albany (SUNY). He is the author of four books and numerous articles. His most recent book,The Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs, was published by the University of California Press in 2018.
Alexander Dawson, Ph.D.

Gretel Echazú, Ph.D.

Gretel Echazú has a Ph.D in anthropology, specializing on gender, race, human rights and collective health. She works as Assistant Teacher at the Departament of Anthropology UFRN, Brazil.
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Ben Feinberg, Ph.D.

Ben Feinberg is a Professor of Anthropology at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC. He is the author of “The Devil’s Book of Culture: History, Mushrooms, and Caves in Southern Mexico” (2003).
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Amanda Feilding

Amanda Feilding is the Founder and Director of the Beckley Foundation. Through the Scientific Programme, Amanda orchestrates collaborations with leading scientists worldwide, investigating cannabis, psilocybin, LSD, Ayahuasca, DMT and MDMA.
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Hayden Griffin, Ph.D.

Hayden Griffin is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He has a PhD in criminology from the University of Florida and a JD from the University of Richmond. He has more than 30 publications and is first author (along with Vanessa Woodward and John Sloan) of The Money and Politics of Criminal Justice Policy (Carolina Academic Press, 2016.)
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Graham St. John, Ph.D.

Graham St John, PhD, is Senior Research Fellow, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a cultural anthropologist specialising in event-cultures and entheogens. He has authored/edited eight books including "Mystery School in Hyperspace: A Cultural History of DMT". www.edgecentral.net
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Stanley Krippner, Ph.D

Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., is the Alan Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook University in Oakland California. His many books include "Personal Mythology and Working with Dreams" and "PTSD Nightmares: 14 Approaches for Psychotherapists and Counselors".
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Bia Labate, Ph.D.

Bia Labate has a Ph.D in anthropology. She has published 20 books about psychedelic plant medicines, shamanism, religion, ritual and drug policy. She is an Executive Director at Chacruna.
Bia Labate, Ph.D.

Armando Loizaga

Armando Loizaga is president of the Nierika Institute in Mexico. His work focuses on advancing multidisciplinary clinical research protocols to evaluate therapeutic potential of psychedelic plants used in ritual contexts, preservation of indigenous psychedelic culture and drug policy reform.
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Dr. Adèle Lafrance

Dr. Adele Lafrance is an Associate Professor at Laurentian University and Clinical Psychologist. She conducts research on the therapeutic value of psychedelics and supports clinicians in the provision of psychedelic-integration support.
Dr. Adèle Lafrance

Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.

Anja Loizaga-Velder, PhD is clinical psychologist who has been investigating the therapeutic potential of the ritual use of psychedelic plants for twenty years. She is Director of Research and Psychotherapy at the Nierika Institute in Mexico.
Anja Loizaga-Velder, Ph.D.

Larry Norris, MA

Larry Norris, MA, PhD Candidate is the co-founder and executive director of ERIE 501(c)(3), a group dedicated to the development of entheogenic education and integration models.
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Leopardo Yawa Bane

Leopardo Yawa Bane was born in the indigenous land Kaxinawá of Rio Jordão, in the state of the Acre, Brazil. He left the Amazon to better learn how to lead his people through our modern times and has been traveling the world leading healing ceremonies for the last 10 years
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Martin Fortier, Ph.D. (C)

Martin Fortier is a doctoral student at Institut Jean Nicod (Paris) and a visiting student researcher at Stanford University. His research investigates the interplay between neurobiological and cultural processes in hallucinogenic experiences.
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Miroslav Horák, Ph.D.

Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. is research assistant at the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies, Mendel University in Brno. He focuses on ethnobotanicals, medical anthropology, and drug addiction treatment.
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Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D

Neal M. Goldsmith, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, and author specializing in psychospiritual development, with particular expertise in psychedelic psychotherapy. He is author of the book Psychedelic Healing: The Promise of Entheogens for Psychotherapy and Spiritua Development.
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Dr. Paul Glue

Dr. Paul Glue is a clinical psychiatrist and psychopharmacology researcher at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Dr. Paul Glue

Pedro Musalem, Ph.D

Pedro Musalem is a chilean medical doctor and doctor in social anthropology, currently working on the fields of public health and medical psychedelia. He has worked as a researcher in Takiwasi, in 2005, and lived with the Siona people in 2013/2014.
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Rachel Harris, Ph.D.

Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD, and Anxiety. She was in private psychotherapy practice for thirty-five years. Visit her online at www.ListeningToAyahuasca.com.
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Robert Heffernan

Rob Heffernan is an independent researcher and activist who has been involved in the vegetalismo and Santo Daime ayahuasca traditions for 17 years. He was a member and chairman of the Santo Daime US legal committee for a number of years, and he is a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.
Robert Heffernan

Sidarta Ribeiro, Ph.D.

Sidarta Ribeiro. Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brain Institute at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Researches memory, sleep & dreams, neural plasticity, psychedelics, and drug policy. Member of Chacruna's Advisory Board.
Sidarta Ribeiro, Ph.D.

Stacy B. Schaefer, Ph.D.

Dr. Stacy B. Schaefer is Professor Emerita in the Department of Anthropology, California State University, Chico.  She has researched and published on peyote among the Huichol Indians and the Native American Church for more than three decades. 
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Stevens Rehen, Ph.D.

is full professor at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and and research director at the D'Or Institute for Research and Education. Professor Rehen is focused on neurological diseases and drug discovery by using induced pluripotent stem cells.
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Dr. Tanya Maté

Dr. Tanya Maté is the Integration Director with the Temple of the Way of Light. She works with and oversees a network of integration providers who provide support for people post-ayahuasca experience.
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Vanja Dakic, Ph.D.

Vanja Dakic finished PhD at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, supervised by Professor Steven Rehen. She investigated biological effects of the psychoactive components of plant tea Ayahuasca using in vitro models of human nervous system.
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Martin Terry, DVM, Ph.D.

Martin Terry, DVM, Ph.D., works on plants and their physiological effects on humans. He exhibits an inordinant fondness for tackling multifaceted ethnobotanical, ecological, economic, regulatory and conservation problems involving plants.
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Ismail L. Ali, J.D.

Ismail L. Ali, JD, currently works as Policy & Advocacy Counsel for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), presently serves as Chair of the Students for Sensible Drug Policy Board of Directors, and is licensed to practice law in the state of California.
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Kim P. C. Kuypers, Ph.D.

Kim P. C. Kuypers, Ph.D., works at Maastricht University where she studies the acute and longer term effects of psychedelics on cognitive processes, empathy, and mood, in a naturalistic and experimental setting.
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Philippe Lucas, Ph.D. (C)

Philippe Lucas PhD(c) is a Graduate Researcher with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and VP, Patient Research & Access at Tilray, a federally-authorized medical cannabis company located in Nanaimo, BC.
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UMIYAC

The Union of traditional Yagé Medics of the Colombian Amazon (UMIYAC) is an indigenous organization representing Siona, Cofán, Inga, Kamentsá, and Coreguaje spiritual authorities. www.umiyac.org 
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Ernesto Evanjuanoy

Ernesto Evanjuanoy is a member of the Inga people, a traditial doctor, and president of the UMIYAC since 2016. www.umiyac.org
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Riccardo Vitale, Ph.D.

Riccardo Vitale, Ph.D., anthropologist, ethnographer, and indigenous rights expert. Adviser for the UMIYAC since 2016. 
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Nidia Olvera-Hernández, Ph.D. (C).

Nidia Olvera-Hernández is a historian and anthropologist focused on psychoactive substances. She is a Ph.D. student of modern and contemporary history at Mora Institute in México City, where she research about the history on drugs. Nidia is a member of the Drugs, Politics and Culture Collective.
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Sharon Rafferty, Ph.D.

Sharon Rafferty, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. She offers both traditional psychotherapy and yoga therapy and is the founder of The Collective, Inc., where she facilitates wellness workshops and mindfulness retreats.
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Alli Feduccia, Ph.D

Alli Feduccia, Ph.D. is a Neuropharmacologist working as a Clinical Data Scientist at MAPS Public Benefit Corporation. She is also Co-Founder and Director of Psychedelic Support, an online platform to connect with mental health professionals.
Alli Feduccia, Ph.D

Adam Snider PsyD (C)

Adam Snider is a PsyD candidate in Los Angeles, CA. He works as a therapist and research associate at La Maida Institute, focusing on mind-body interventions for psychological and gastrointestinal health.
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Ceu da Santa Maria

Céu da Santa Maria, or Centro Eclético da Fluente Luz Universal Cristi Céu da Santa Maria, is a Santo Daime Church based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Ceu da Santa Maria

Matt "River" Baldwin, MFT

Matt “River” Baldwin, MFT, is a psychotherapist and musician living in San Francisco. He is a graduate of the Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapies and Research Program at CIIS and writes about music for Chacruna.
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Duque Platero, Ph.D.

Lígia Duque Platero has a PhD in Anthropology from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro. She researches shamanisms and ayahuasca religions.
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Maíra Dias, Ph.D (C)

Maíra Dias is a Doctoral candidate and Master in Religion Studies at the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil. Museologist and pedagogue. Member of the Nucleus of the Interdisciplinary Group for Psychoactive Studies (NEIP) and Grupo de Pesquisa RAÌZES (UFPB).
Maíra Dias, Ph.D (C)

Filipe Silva, MA

Filipe Silva Ribeiro has a master in anthropology in Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil.
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Emily Sinclair, Ph.D (C)

Emily Sinclair is an anthropology Ph.D (C) candidate studying ayahuasca shamanism in Loreto, Peru. She is a member of Chacruna’s Ayahuasca Community Committee and led the Sexual Abuse Awareness initiative.
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Charles Grob, M.D.

Charles Grob, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine.Over the last thirty years he has conducted approved research with MDMA, psilocybin and ayahuasca.
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Paulo C R Barbosa, Ph.D.

Paulo C R Barbosa, Ph.D., is Professor the Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC). Over the last 20 years he has conducted psychological and neuropsychological assessments of ayahuasca users, and has participated in preclinical studies evaluating the effects of ayahuasca on abuse of drugs.
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Andrew Dawson, Ph.D.

Andrew Dawson, Ph.D., is Professor of Modern Religion in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion at Lancaster University, UK. He obtained his doctorate at Oxford University and has degrees in social science and religious studies.
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Marc Blainey, Ph.D

Marc Blainey’s research and publications bridge psychotherapy and the anthropology of religion amidst regional expertise with cultures of Europe, North America, Amazonia, and Mesoamerica. He holds a Ph.D. from Tulane University (New Orleans, USA).
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Michelle Thiessen, Ph.D. (C)

Michelle Thiessen is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at The University of British Columbia. She researches the association between cannabis and mental health with a focus on acute pain.
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Zach Walsh, Ph.D.

Zach Walsh, Ph.D., leads the Therapeutic Recreational and Problematic Substance Use lab at UBC where he runs several studies of cannabis and mental health, including a clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of cannabis for PTSD.
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Adam Knowles, PgDip

Adam Knowles, PgDip, is a member of Chacruna’s Women, Gender Diversity, and Sexual Minorities Working Group. He is a London-based existential psychotherapist following 20+ years leading technology teams.
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Erik Davis, Ph.D.

Erik Davis is an independent scholar and lecturer. He is the author, most recently, of Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica. He hosts the weekly podcast Expanding Mind, and earned his PhD from Rice University.
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Christopher W. Fagg, Ph.D.

Christopher W. Fagg, Ph.D., botanist, worked at Oxford University and is now a professor at Brasília University (UnB) in the postgraduate program in botany. He has experience with taxonomy, forest ecology, and medicinal plants in Africa and South America.
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Julia Sonsin Oliveira, Ph.D.

Julia Sonsin Oliveira, forest engineer, has a forest science Ph.D. from UNESP. She is a professor at Brasília University (UnB). Her work focuses on wood identification, ecological and comparative wood anatomy, axial variation, and taxonomy.
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Matteo Politi, Ph.D.

Matteo Politi has a Ph.D. in natural product chemistry, with a specialization in naturopathy, and is Director of Research at Takiwasi Center. He has published in various peer-reviewed scientific journals and popular magazines on topics related to phytochemistry, herbal medicine, and holistic therapies.
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Daniela Peluso, Ph.D.

Daniela Peluso, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent. She specializes in the anthropology of lowland South America. She has been working with and alongside indigenous federations for several decades in Bolivia and Peru. 
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Erika Dyck, Ph.D.

Erika Dyck, Ph.D. (History), is a Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, and a Canada Research Chair in the History of Medicine.
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Vilmarie Fraguada Narloch, PsyD

Vilmarie Fraguada Narloch, PsyD, is a psychologist and harm reductionist working to end the War on Drugs. She is the drug education manager at SSDP and is currently pursuing a certificate in psychedelic therapies and research from CIIS.
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Frederico Policarpo, Ph.D.

Frederico Policarpo is professor of Anthropology in the undergraduate course of Public Policy and in the Graduate Program in Sociology and Law, at the Federal Fluminense University, and author of “The drug consumption and its controls: a comparative perspective between the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and San Francisco, US” (ed. Consequencia, 2016).
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    Kufikiri Imara

    Kufikiri Imara is from Oakland, California. At his core he is a creative and a healer. His personal journey of self-healing leads him to empower others to do the same.
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    Annie Oak

    Annie Oak is the founder of the Women's Visionary Congress (WVC) https://www.visionarycongress.org/ and the Full Circle Tea House. She is the co-founder of Take 3 Presents, an event production company.
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    Mariavittoria Mangini, Ph.D., FNP

    Mariavittoria Mangini, Ph.D., FNP, has written extensively on the impact of psychedelic experiences in shaping the lives of her contemporaries and worked closely with many of the most distinguished investigators in this field. 
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    Jodie Evans

    Jodie Evans is co-founder of CODEPINK and founding board member of Drug Policy Alliance. She has a 45-year relationship with psychedelics; they have provided healing and visions towards world peace.
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    Veronika Gold

    Veronika Gold is a psychedelic activist. She is a co-therapist and sub-investigator in MAPS Clinical Program for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy and she is a co-fonder and therapist at Polaris Insight Center.
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    Annette Williams, Ph.D.

    Annette Williams is chair of the Women’s Spirituality program at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Research interest has centered on women’s spiritual power and agency within the Yorùbá Ifá tradition.
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    Sara Reed, MS, MFT.

    Sara Reed, MS, MFT, is a Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in New Haven, CT. As a socially-minded therapist, she works to advance health equity and upward social mobility for Black Americans.
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    Thiago Rodrigues, Ph.D.

    Thiago Rodrigues is a Profesor at the Institute for the Strategic Studies (INEST) of the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He has published several articles, book chapters and books on drug-trafficking and security focusing on Latin America. He is one of the founders of NEIP.
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      Ariel Vegosen

      Ariel Vegosen is an inclusivity and diversity expert, educator, trainer, workshop facilitator, coach, consultant, ritualist, and writer. Ariel is the founder and director of Gender Illumination (www.genderillumination.com) and CEO of Shine (ShineDiversity.com). 
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      Dee Adams, MSPH

      Dee Adams holds a Masters of Science in Public Health. She is an HIV researcher, global difference maker, shamanic advisor, ceremony facilitator, and a transgender woman. She makes her home in the USA and South Africa. www.journeyswithdee.com
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      Jason Butler, Ph.D.

      Jason Butler, Ph.D., is a core faculty member in the Holistic Counseling Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University and a licensed Psychologist practicing in Oakland. Jason is passionate about providing opportunities for expanding accessibility to holistic healing modalities.
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      Rebekah Senanayake

      Rebekah is a Psychology and Anthropology major. She is interested in preserving indigenous ceremonial practices, protecting plant medicines and the marriage between psychology and spirituality.
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      Britta Love, MA

      Britta Love is a somatic sex educator, writer and healer currently completing a research-based memoir about healing and awakening through conscious sexual practice and psychedelic ritual. www.BrittaLoved.com 
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      Lebert F. Lester III, B.A.

      Lebert Lester III is from Manchester, CT. He has his B.A. in psychology from Morehouse College. He is a research assistant at Uconn’s Culture and Mental Health Disparities Lab.
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      Kathryn L. Tucker, JD

      Kathryn L. Tucker, JD, is Executive Director of the End of Life Liberty Project, an advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the rights of the terminally ill. She teaches law, medicine, and ethics at the end of life at leading law schools.
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      Shelby Hartman

      Shelby Hartman is Editor-in-Chief of DoubleBlind, a newly launched magazine magazine on psychedelics. She has reported on psychedelics and plant medicine for VICE, Rolling Stone, and Quartz, among others.
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      Kylea Taylor, MS, MFT

      Kylea Taylor, MS, MFT, writes, teaches, and consults about her unique InnerEthics™ model. She wrote The Ethics of Caring and is a senior trainer for the Grof Transpersonal Training. KyleaTaylor.com.
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      Gabriel Amezcua, M.A(C)

      Gabriel Amezcua is a Mexican anthropologist and conflict mediator specializing in harm reduction, gender studies and psychedelic therapy. He currently resides in Berlin doing research in mental health and masculinities.
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      Sandra Lucia Goulart, Ph.D.

      Sandra Lucia Goulart has a PhD in social sciences from UNICAMP. She is a professor at the Cásper Líbero College in São Paulo and has published several books and articles about drug use.
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      Brad Bartlett, Esq.

      Brad Bartlett is an attorney in Denver, where serves as senior counsel and director of the Tribal Cannabis Law Group for the law firm McAllister Garfield P.C. He is part of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.
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        Elizabeth Arnold, Ph.D.

        Elizabeth Arnold is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Greenwich Village.She holds an Ed.M. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
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        Mike Jay

        Mike Jay is a historian who has written widely about the history of medicine and drugs. His books include High Society: Mind-altering drugs in history and culture and Mescaline: A global history of the first psychedelic.
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        Jeanna Eichenbaum, LCSW

        Jeanna Eichenbaum is a psychotherapist in private practice in San Francisco, specializing in issues of alternative sexuality and relationship models such as polyamory and BDSM, LGBTQQIA support, relationship work, and trauma and PTSD treatment.
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        Klarissa Platero, Ph.D.

        Klarissa Platero has a PhD in Sociology and is a professor at the Department of Public Security at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Rio de Janeiro. She researches violent deaths and cycling safety.
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          Giorgio Samorini

          Giorgio Samorini is an Italian ethnobotanist specialized on psychoactive plants and mushrooms. He developed field research among native groups of Africa, Asia and Americas. He authored many scientific papers and books published in different languages.
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            Anna Ermakova, Ph.D.

            Anna Ermakova, Ph.D. is a conservation biologist, researching peyote ecology in the USA with Prof. Martin Terry. Her interests combine nature conservation, psychoactive plants and altered states of consciousness.
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            Alicia Danforth, Ph.D.

            Alicia Danforth Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and researcher. She is the co-investigator for the first pilot study of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of social anxiety in autistic adults.
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            Dr. Gabor Maté

            Dr. Gabor Maté, M.D., is a renowned speaker and bestselling author. His work focus on a range of topics including addiction, stress, childhood development, and the psychedelic medicine ayahuasca.
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            Dr. Claudio Naranjo

            Dr. Claudio Naranjo is a Chilean psychiatrist who was part of the early Esalen Staff, created the International SAT program for personal transformation and has lately been mostly interested in changing Education as a response to the world problematique.
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            Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.

            Jeremy Narby has a PhD in anthropology from Stanford University. He has published 3 books about ayahuasca, shamanism and ecological knowledge, including the book "Psychotropic Mind: The World According to Ayahuasca, Iboga, and Shamanism"
            Jeremy Narby, Ph.D.

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            Diana Negrín, Ph.D.

            Diana Negrín is a geographer and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Guadalajara. She currently serves on the board of the Wixárika Research Center, lectures at the University of San Francisco and is an associate scholar at the Center for the Investigation and Study in Social Anthropology (Mexico).
            Diana Negrín, Ph.D.

            Amanda Reiman, Ph.D.

            Amanda Reiman received her PhD from UC Berkeley and is the Community Manager for Flow Kana and the Secretary of the International Cannabis Farmer’s Association.
            Amanda Reiman, Ph.D.

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            Dr. Bruno Rasmussen Chaves

            Bruno Rasmussen Chaves is a physician who has been researching and working with ibogaine in Brazil for more than 20 years. He is the former director of  the Global Ibogaine Therapists Alliance (GITA). He is also interested in MDMA and other psychedelics.
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            Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

            Isabel Santana de Rose has a Ph.D in anthropology. She is co-author of the book "Ayahuasca Religions: a bibliography & critical essays" (2009), and several research articles. She examines the emergence of contemporary shamanic networks in Brazil, and is a researcher at the Institute Brazil Plural (IBP).
            Isabel Santana de Rose, Ph.D

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            Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D.

            Oscar Calavia-Sáez - born in La Rioja, Spain, 1959, living in Brazil from 1986 on- is a writer and anthropologist specialized in Amazonian indians and religion.
            Oscar Calavia-Sáez, Ph.D.

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            Dr. Scott Shannon

            Dr. Scott Shannon, MD, is a leader and pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine and Integrative Psychiatry. He has authored four books and trains professionals worldwide.
            Dr. Scott Shannon

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            Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D.

            Glenn Shepard Jr., is an ethnobotanist, medical anthropologist and film maker now working at the Goeldi Museum in Brazil. He has written on topics ranging from shamanism to human ecology to indigenous modernity. See his blog: ethnoground.blogspot.com
            Glenn H. Shepard Jr., Ph.D.

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            Dena Sharrock, Ph.D. (c)

            Dena Sharrock is a PhD candidate in Anthropology from the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her ethnographic research was carried out at the Temple of the Way of Light, Iquitos, Peru.
            Dena Sharrock, Ph.D. (c)

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            Dr. Jordan Sloshower

            Jordan Sloshower, MD, MSc, is a resident psychiatrist at Yale University and co-founder of the Yale Psychedelic Science Group. His research focuses on therapeutic applications of psilocybin and ayahuasca.
            Dr. Jordan Sloshower

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            Dr. Joe Tafur

            Dr. Joseph Tafur is a Colombian-American family physician. After post-doctoral research in psychoneuroimmunology, Dr. Tafur trained in ayahuasca shamanism under Shipibo healer Ricardo Amaringo at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual.
            Dr. Joe Tafur

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            Christopher Timmermann, Ph.D.(c)

            Christopher Timmermann obtained a BSc in Psychology in Santiago, Chile and a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Bologna in Italy. He is currently completing a PhD in Imperial College London, leading a project focusing on the effects of DMT in the brain and human consciousness.
            Christopher Timmermann, Ph.D.(c)

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            Robin Wright, Ph.D.

            Robin Wright has researched and published widely on indigenous Amazonian shamanism for 30 years. His recent book is entitled "Mysteries of the Jaguar Shamans of the Northwest Amazon". He is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida.
            Robin Wright, Ph.D.

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            Bruno Gomes, M.A.

            Bruno Ramos Gomes, M.A., is a psychologist with a master’s degree in public health from São Paulo University, Brazil. Since 2004, he has been working on reducing drug related harms in Cracolandia, São Paulo; a region with hundreds of crack users. He has been conducting Ibogaine treatment since 2010. He is a collaborator on ICARO-UNICAMP’s ayahuasca research to treat alcohol dependence program.
            Bruno Gomes, M.A.

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            Camila Benedito Ph.D. (C)

            Camila de Pieri Benedito is a PhD candidate in sociology at UFSCar doing research on gender and religion in the Santo Daime religion. She is part of NEREP and NEIP.
            Camila Benedito Ph.D. (C)

            Carlos Suárez Álvarez

            Carlos Suárez Álvarez has a Masters in Amazonian Studies from the Universidad Nacional Colombia and is the author of the multimedia book, Ayahuasca, Iquitos and Monster Vorax. He has lived in an indigenous community in the Colombian Amazon since 2008.
            Carlos Suárez Álvarez

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            Chris Dodds

            Chris Dodds was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He works as a photojournalist and has traveled multiple times to the Amazon, he has known Yawa Bane for the last 7 years. He currently resides in Los Angeles
            Chris Dodds

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              Edward MacRae, Ph.D

              Edward MacRae is associate professor of anthropology at the Federal University of Bahia, researcher at CETAD/UFBA and NEIP. He has written extensively on LGBT rights, AIDS, harm reduction and ayahuasca.
              Edward MacRae, Ph.D

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              Ifetayo Harvey

              Ifetayo Harvey is from Charleston, and has a BA in History and African Studies from Smith College. She is currently working as the Communications Associate at the Drug Policy Alliance. https://if3tay0.wordpress.com
              Ifetayo Harvey

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              Ignacio Carrera, Ph.D.

              Ignacio Carrera works as an Assistant Professor in the Universidad de la República, Uruguay. His research interest lies in the preparation of novel small molecules for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders and the development of biocatalytic methods for organic synthesis. He obtained his PhD in organic chemistry in Universidad de la República and coursed his postdoctoral studies at Columbia University in the city of New York.
              Ignacio Carrera, Ph.D.

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              Jae Sevelius, Ph.D.

              Jae Sevelius, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco, and holds a Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
              Jae Sevelius, Ph.D.

              Jean-Francois Sobiecki

              Jean-Francois Sobiecki is an ethnobotanist and herbalist healer from South Africa whose passion and work is to teach people how to use medicinal plants for healing and self development. E-mail: phytoalchemist@gmail.com, Practice: www.phytoalchemy.co.za, Research: www.khanyisagarden.co.za.
              Jean-Francois Sobiecki

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              Rev. Dr. Jessica Rochester

              Rev. Dr. Jessica Rochester is the Madrinha and President of Céu do Montréal, a Santo Daime Church she founded in 1997 in Montréal, Canada. She is an ordained Inter-Faith Minister with a Doctorate in Divinity. A Transpersonal counsellor, she trained in the work of Dr. Roberto Assagioli and trained with Dr. Stanislav Grof. 
              Rev. Dr. Jessica Rochester

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              Julie D. Megler, NP

              Julie D. Megler, NP-BC, is a nurse practitioner focusing on integrative mental health and integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness. She is Chair of the board of directors for ERIE and co-founder of Sage Integrative Health.
              Julie D. Megler, NP

              Kathleen Harrison, M.A.

              Kathleen Harrison, M.A., is an ethnobotanist who teaches about plants and fungi, especially ritual and mythical relationships with nature. She co-founded Botanical Dimensions in 1985, with Terence McKenna. www.botanicaldimensions.org
              Kathleen Harrison, M.A.

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              Kerry Moran, M.A., LPC

              Kerry Moran, M.A., LPC is a depth-oriented psychotherapist and writer working with the integration of ayahuasca. She lives in Pisac, Peru. Her website is www.ayahuascawisdom.com.
              Kerry Moran, M.A., LPC

              Kevin Feeney, Ph.D.

              Kevin Feeney, Ph.D., JD, is a cultural anthropologist and lawyer who has published several articles examining legal and regulatory issues surrounding the religious and cultural use of psychoactive plants. He is a member of Chacruna's Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.
              Kevin Feeney, Ph.D.

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              Wendy Chapkis, Ph.D.

              Wendy Chapkis, Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern Maine, is co-author of Dying to Get High (New York University Press, 2008) and numerous drug policy reform articles. 
              Wendy Chapkis, Ph.D.

              Charlotte Walsh, MPhil

              Charlotte Walsh is a legal academic at Leicester Law School. Her writings and talks challenge the drug laws as they pertain to psychedelics from a liberal, human rights-informed perspective.
              Charlotte Walsh, MPhil

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              Keeper Trout

              Keeper Trout is an independent scholar and researcher with an interest in cacti and mind-altering plants. He volunteers for Cactus Conservation Institute (www.cactusconservation.org) and is digitizing
              Ann & Sasha Shulgin’s archives (shulginresearch.org).
              Keeper Trout

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              Marc Aixala

              Marc Aixalà is an engineer, psychologist, psychotherapist and Holotropic Breathwork facilitator. He leads the ICEERS Integration & Support service and has supported hundreds of people who faced challenging experiences with psychedelics.
              Marc Aixala

              Noah Potter, J.D.

              Noah Potter, J.D., is an attorney in private practice, a former chair of the New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Drug and the Law and the author of the Psychedelic Law blog. He is a member of Chacruna's Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.
              Noah Potter, J.D.

              Michael James Winkelman, Ph.D.

              Michael James Winkelman, Ph.D. (University of California-Irvine), is a medical anthropologist with an interest in psychedelics, alterations of consciousness and shamanism. He currently lives in the central highlands of Brazil.
              Michael James Winkelman, Ph.D.

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              Daniel Perkins, Ph.D.

              Daniel Perkins, Ph.D, works in research and policy relating to psychoactive plants in government and at the University of Melbourne, where he directs the Global Ayahuasca Project, and is a psychotherapist.
              Daniel Perkins, Ph.D.

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              Rubiela Mojomboy

              Rubiela Mojomboy is a recognized Inga social leader and defender of the rights of indigenous women. 
              Rubiela Mojomboy

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              Miguel Evanjuanoy, B.Sc.

              Miguel Evanjuanoy is a member of the Inga people. He is an environmental engineer, follower of yagé medicine, and indigenous rights activist. 
              Miguel Evanjuanoy, B.Sc.

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              Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D.

              Ingmar Gorman Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist, Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program, an NIH fellow at NYU, and site co-principal investigator studying MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.
              Ingmar Gorman, Ph.D.

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              Rini Hartman

              Rini Hartman is the founder of Céu da Arte.
              www.ceudaarte.org
              Rini Hartman

              Ali Cotina, MA (C)

              Alí Cortina is a History major from the Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico. He is currently doing his masters degree in Social Sciences and Humanities with the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa.
              Ali Cotina, MA (C)

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              Geoff Bathje, Ph.D.

              Geoff Bathje, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, professor, and activist, with additional training in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research, Sensorimotor Therapy, harm reduction, and community organizing.
              Geoff Bathje, Ph.D.

              Ceu dos Ventos

              Céu dos Ventos, or Centro Eclético da Fluente Luz Universal Francisco Corrente Céu dos Ventos, is a Santo Daime church based in the Hague, The Netherlands.
              Ceu dos Ventos

              Sophia Rokhlin, MS.c.

              Sophia Rokhlin MSc. is a nonprofit organizer working in the Peruvian Amazon, co-author of When Plants Dream (Watkins, 2019) and a member of Chacruna's Ayahuasca Community Committee.
              Sophia Rokhlin, MS.c.

              Elizabeth M. Nielson, Ph.D.

              Elizabeth M. Nielson, PhD, is a Psychologist at the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program and therapist on clinical trials of Psilocybin and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy.
              Elizabeth M. Nielson, Ph.D.

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              Edilene Coffaci, Ph.D.

              Edilene Coffaci de Lima, is PhD in Anthropology (University of São Paulo, USP) and is Anthropology Professor at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) in Brazil.
              Edilene Coffaci, Ph.D.

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              Brian Anderson, MD, MsC

              Brian Anderson, MD, MSc, is a psychiatrist and researcher in the department of psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco, where he is a co-investigator on a clinical trial of psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy for long-term AIDS survivors.
              Brian Anderson, MD, MsC

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              Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D

              Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. Other articles of his on entheogens and drug education can be found at: https://www.drkennethtupper.com/publications
              Kenneth Tupper, Ph.D

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              Dennis McKenna, Ph.D

              Dennis McKenna, Ph.D, has studied the botany, chemistry and pharmacology of ayahuasca since 1981, when he first traveled to Peru as a graduate student at the University of British Columbia.
              Dennis McKenna, Ph.D

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              Matthew Meyer, Ph.D

              Matthew Meyer was born in Northern California and grew up in Chico. He was a Rotary exchange student to Brazil after high school, and later did fieldwork in the Brazilian Amazon for his PhD in anthropology (U Virginia 2014).
              Matthew Meyer, Ph.D

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              J. Hamilton Hudson, Esq.

              J. Hamilton Hudson earned his JD with an MS from Tulane University and his BA magna cum laude in anthropology from the University of Colorado.He is a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.
              J. Hamilton Hudson, Esq.

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              Shawn Sunil Verma, M.D.

              Shawn Sunil Verma, M.D. is a resident psychiatrist interested in ecopsychology, environmentalism, and novel approaches to imbuing conservation ethic and nature empathy into the greater human psychic connection.
              Shawn Sunil Verma, M.D.

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              Sarah Daniels, BA (Hons.)

              Sarah Daniels is a MA student in Clinical Psychology at The University of British Columbia researching cannabis in the context of mental health.
              Sarah Daniels, BA (Hons.)

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              David Nickles

              David Nickles is an underground researcher, moderator for the DMT-Nexus community, and glassblower. He has offered cultural commentary on psychedelics and radical politics and participated in numerous harm reduction efforts.
              David Nickles

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              Alhena Caicedo Fernandez, Ph.D.

              Alhena Caicedo Fernández has Ph.D. in social anthropology from EHESS, France and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.
              Alhena Caicedo Fernandez, Ph.D.

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              Gregory Wells, Ph.D.

              Gregory Wells, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in San Francisco. He offers ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. He is also co-Principal Investigator and co-therapist in the MAPS-sponsored study of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of PTSD.
              Gregory Wells, Ph.D.

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              Regina Celia de Oliveira, Ph.D.

              Regina Célia de Oliveira is a biologist with a Ph.D. in botany from UNICAMP and a postdoc at Kew Gardens. She is a professor at Brasília University (UnB), participating in the postgraduate program in botany. The main focus of her work is in taxonomy.
              Regina Celia de Oliveira, Ph.D.

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              Bett Williams

              Bett Williams is the author of Girl Walking Backwards. Her new book, The Wild Kindness chronicles cover seven years of psilocybin growing and use, both solitary and in community with queer artists and writers.
              Bett Williams

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              Katie Stone, MA

              Katie Stone is a social change visionary and doctoral student in the Transformative Inquiry Department at CIIS. Her research focuses on the societal and spiritual impacts of progressive drug policy reform.
              Katie Stone, MA

              Casey Alexander Paleos, MD

              Casey Alexander Paleos, MD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. He is currently serving as a Co-Principal Investigator for the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD Phase 3 clinical trial.
              Casey Alexander Paleos, MD

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              Joseph Rhea, JD, Ph.D.

              Joseph Rhea is an attorney in Palm Springs, California. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University. He is a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.
              Joseph Rhea, JD, Ph.D.

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              Gerard Artesona, AMFT

              Gerard Artesona is an AMFT currently residing in Oakland California. He has worked in depth with plant medicine traditions since 2010 and is interested in their applications in psychology. 
              Gerard Artesona, AMFT

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              Kevon Adrian Simpson

              Kevon Adrian Simpson is Founder of Entheogen Integration Circle (NYC). He is a two-spirit medicine man within the plant medicine paths of Peru, a psychedelic world traveler, and a multidisciplinary artist born into a Jamaican lineage of healers.
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              Michelle Corbin, Ph.D.

              Dr. Michelle Corbin is a feminist sociologist whose research on psychedelic sciences is grounded in feminist sociology of knowledge and feminist science studies. Dr. Corbin’s research examines the intersecting politics of race, class, gender, and sexuality within psychedelic sciences and communities. 
              Michelle Corbin, Ph.D.

              Valerie Leveroni Corral

              Valerie Leveroni Corral is the co-founder & Executive Director of WAMM, the longest running medical cannabis collective in the nation, established in 1993. WAMM provides cannabis & other phytotherapies for seriously ill on a donation basis, providing care at all stages, including palliative care.
              Valerie Leveroni Corral

              Sarah Scheld, MA

              Sarah Scheld helps people learn to provide MDMA-assisted psychotherapy through MAPS BPC’s MDMA Therapy Training Program. Her organizing, healing, and writing work focus on catalyzing personal healing and social change through trauma resolution and skillful psychedelic use.
              Sarah Scheld, MA

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                Eric Sienknecht

                Eric Sienknecht provides Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy at Polaris Insight Center and MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy in the MAPS Study for Treatment of PTSD. His professional interests include consciousness research and interface between music and psychedelics.
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                  Guilherme Meneses, Ph.D. (C)

                  Guilherme Meneses is enrolled in the doctorate program in social anthropology at FFLCH-USP. He has a master’s degree in social anthropology (FFLCH-USP), a bachelor’s in social science (FFLCH-USP) and a bachelor’s in business administration (FGV-EAESP).
                  Guilherme Meneses, Ph.D. (C)

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                  Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., ABPP

                  Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut. She has published over 100 articles on ethnic minority mental health, psychopathology research, and psychedelic therapy.
                  Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D., ABPP

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                  Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW

                  Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. Their practice specializes in trauma-informed, queer-affirmative, sex positive psychotherapy and psychedelic integration.
                  Dee Dee Goldpaugh, LCSW

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                  Daiara Tukano, MA

                  Daiara Tukano is an indigenous activist, visual artist, fomer coordinator at Rádio Yandê, and holds a master's in human rights from the University of Brasília.
                  Daiara Tukano, MA

                  Genesee Herzberg, PsyD

                  Genesee Herzberg, PsyD, is a psychologist in Berkeley, co-founder of Sage Integrative Health, and therapist for the MAPS Phase 3 MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD trials.
                  Genesee Herzberg, PsyD

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                  Wade Davis, Ph.D.

                  Wade Davis is the author of 23 books, including One River, The Wayfinders, Into the Silence and the forthcoming Magdalena. In 2016, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2018 he became an Honorary Citizen of Colombia.
                  Wade Davis, Ph.D.

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                  Ben Meeus

                  Ben Meeus holds both a master in International and European Law and in Latin American Studies. He is a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.
                  Ben Meeus

                  Francoise Bourzat, MA

                  Francoise Bourzat is trained in Somatic psychology, has been mentored in the Mexican Mazatec tradition of the sacred mushrooms and has been sharing her approach internationally for 30 years.
                  Francoise Bourzat, MA

                  Michael Crawford, M.A.

                  Michael Crawford, M.A., is graduate of Haverford College and UConn. He researches the psycho-socio-cultural influences associated with the physical and mental health of underserved populations in the Culture and Mental Health Disparities Lab at UConn.
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                  Jessica L. Nielson, Ph.D

                  Jessica Nielson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota and founder of the Psychedelic Society of Minneapolis.
                  Jessica L. Nielson, Ph.D

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                  Sean McAllister, Esq.

                  Sean McAllister is a drug policy reform lawyer focused on cannabis business law and the use of plant medicines in ceremonial settings. Sean is a member of Chacruna’s Council for the Protection of Sacred Plants.
                  Sean McAllister, Esq.

                  Todd Youngs

                  Todd Youngs is a recovering addict with 9 years clean.He is a practitioner of the 12 Step model and guides others in their quests for sobriety.
                  https://www.joyofsoberliving.com
                  Todd Youngs

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                  Victoria Wueschner

                  Victoria Wueschner is a 26 year old yoga teacher with a love of entheogens. She started her journey with plant medicines at the age of 19 and is a proponent of their transforming healing properties.
                  Victoria Wueschner

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                  Lynne Nardizzi, MSW

                  Lynne Nardizzi, MSW is a psychotherapist and writer. Having healed her “incurable” autoimmune disease through shamanic plant medicine work, she works with clients experiencing health problems, spiritual crises and breakthroughs.
                  Lynne Nardizzi, MSW

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                  Vinícius Dino, M.A. (C)

                  Vinícius Dino graduated in Social Sciences at the University of Brasília, and is currently a master’s student in Social Anthropology at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
                  Vinícius Dino, M.A. (C)

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                  Amy Jones, Ed.M, LCSW

                  Amy Jones, Ed.M, LCSW is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and has specialized in working with women, artists, and the LGBTQ community for 15 years. She is Charuna’s Social Events Coordinator.
                  Amy Jones, Ed.M, LCSW

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                  Bob Otis Stanley, MA Div

                  Bob Otis Stanley, MA Div, is a healthcare informatics researcher, founding Chair of Oakland’s decriminalization initiative and Sacred Garden Community. He is a member of Chacruna’s Council for Protection of Sacred Plants.
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                  NiCole T. Buchanan, Ph.D.

                  NiCole T. Buchanan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University and the Clinical Director and Founder of Alliance Psychological Associates, PLLC. in East Lansing, MI.
                  NiCole T. Buchanan, Ph.D.

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                  Jeffrey Guss, MD

                  Jeffrey Guss, MD is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher . He was Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Psychedelic Therapy Training for the NYU School of Medicine’s study on psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of cancer related existential distress. He maintains a private practice in New York City.
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                  Betty Sanchéz, MA.

                  Betty Sanchéz, MA, is a higher education teacher and consultant in territory management and public policies with several international organizations in various Amazon states and in the Colombian Orinoquía.
                  Betty Sanchéz, MA.

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                  Amilton Pelegrino de Mattos, Ph.D.

                  Amilton Pelegrino de Mattos is professor and researcher at the Indigenous Graduation of UFAC - Floresta. Since 2009, he researches in collaboration with Ibã Huni Kuin and MAHKU.
                  Amilton Pelegrino de Mattos, Ph.D.

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                    Decriminalize Nature Oakland

                    Decriminalize Nature Oakland is an educational campaign to inform Oakland residents about the value of entheogenic plants and fungi. DNO has passed a resolution in June 2019 in Oakland decriminalizing entheogenic plants. www.decriminalizenature.org
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                    Alexander Belser, Ph.D.

                    Alexander Belser, PhD is a licensed psychologist and psychedelic researcher at Yale University. He co-founded the NYU Psychedelic Research Group in 2006 and serves a MAPS study therapist. He is a member Chacruna’s Women, Gender Diversity, and Sexual Minorities Working Group.
                    Alexander Belser, Ph.D.

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                    Chacruna is a voluntary organization run by a team of experts and enthusiasts who give their time freely to bring education and cultural understanding about psychedelic plant medicines to a wider audience. We promote a bridge between the ceremonial use of sacred plants and psychedelic science and envisage a world where plant medicines and other psychedelics are preserved, protected, and valued as part of our cultural identity and integrated into our social, legal and health care systems. Help us to achieve our mission! Please consider becoming a monthly donor so that your impact spans the entire year. Support of any frequency or amount helps the cause.

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