Twisted Journey Straightens Out –  

July 24, 2019 – “That was a turning point,” Vest said. “It was the first time I thought I could seriously attain a career beyond being a drug and alcohol counselor.”

Vest earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013 and, five years later, a PhD focused on mental health and substance use disorder. Today, he’s a postdoctoral scholar in Stanford Medicine’s Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab, working with Sean Mackey, MD, PHD, professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, and Keith Humphreys, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.

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