Benjamin R. Nordstrom, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Director of Addiction Services
Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756

Phone: 603-650-5805


Dartmouth Medical School, MD 2001
University of Pennsylvania, MA 2009
University of Pennsylvania, PhD 2011


Dr. Nordstrom is interested in the intersection between psychiatry, addiction, and criminal behavior. He is particularly interested in how addiction treatments can be modified for use in criminal justice populations in order to reduce drug use and recidivism. More broadly, Dr. Nordstrom is interested in implementation science, and studying how evidence-based treatments can move from research studies to real-world clinical settings. He is currently working with Dr. McGovern on a grant from the State of Vermont to create a learning collaborative around the provision of office based opioid treatment.




Nordstrom, B.R., & Williams, A.R. (2012). Drug treatments in criminal justice settings. The Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 35(2), 375-391.
PMID: 22640761

Nordstrom, B.R., Gao, Y., Glenn, A.L., Peskin, M., Rudo-Hutt, A.S., Schug, R.A., Yang, Y., & Raine, A. (2011). Neurocriminology. Advances in Genetics, 75, 255-283.
PMID: 22078483

Nordstrom, B.R., & Levin, F.R. (2007). Treatment of cannabis use disorders: A review of the literature. The American Journal on Addictions, 16(5), 331-342.
PMID: 17882603

Nordstrom, B.R., & Hart, C.L. (2007). Colorblindness: A missed opportunity to address the negative impact of being black in America. The American Journal on Addictions, 16(2), 138-139; author reply 140-141.
PMID: 17453616

Nordstrom, B.R., & Hart, C.L. (2006). Assessing cognitive functioning in cannabis users: Cannabis use history an important consideration. Neuropsychopharmacology, 31(12), 2798-2799; author reply 2800-2801.
PMID: 17109017

Patapis, N.S., & Nordstrom, B.R. (2006). Research on naltrexone in the criminal justice system. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31(2), 113-115.
PMID: 16919735