Dr. Vest a postdoctoral fellow in the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at the Stanford School of Medicine. As a formerly incarcerated scholar, he is a strong advocate for social justice issues and public policy concerning prison reentry. His dissertation focused on applying advanced latent class analysis to better understand patient groups based upon the experiences of pain and depression during treatment with buprenorphine and naloxone. His other research interests include the intersection of mental health, substance use disorders, poverty, social justice, addiction recovery, pain, and prison reentry.
PhD, Washington State University, Experimental Psychology (2019)
MSc, Washington State University, Experimental Psychology (2016)
Bachelor of Science, Washington State University - Tricities, Psychology (2013)
Associates of Arts, Columbia Basin College, Chemical Dependency Counseling (2011)