John H. Halpern, M.D.

Board Certified Psychiatrist Chief Wellness Officer

Member of the Nurish.Me Scientific Advisory Board

Chief Opioid Crisis Advisor 

John H. Halpern, M.D. is a Board Certified psychiatrist who brings a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience to Nurish.Me. On the faculty of Harvard Medical School for almost 20 years, he published extensively on drug abuse research, hallucinogens, and natural products, including patenting a medication for the treatment of cluster headache. He has received millions in grants, including a Career Development Award and R01 funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In August, 2019, Dr. Halpern’s book on the history of opioid drug abuse was published, as well, “Opium: How an Ancient Flower has Shaped and Poisoned Our World.” Dr. Halpern’s work has been featured in many major media outlets over the years and he has been prominently interviewed, as well, by, for example, The New York Times, NPR, Newsweek, Discover Magazine, and National Geographic.