Dr. Igor Koutsenok is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. He graduated as a medical doctor in 1983 at the National Medical University in Kyiv, (Ukraine). In 1986, he completed his psychiatry residency training and received degree as psychiatrist from the Medical University in Sofia (Bulgaria). In 1993-1996, he worked at the University of London, Department of Addictive Behavior and Psychological Medicine at St. Georges Hospital Medical School, where he completed his Master’s Degree in Addiction Psychiatry.

In 1996 he was recruited by the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and since then he serves as faculty member of the Department. Presently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the UCSD Center for Criminality and Addiction Research, Training and Application (CCARTA), Director of the International Addiction Technology Transfer Center - Ukraine. In 2013, he was appointed as Director of Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Office in Vienna, and served the UN until 2016, when he returned to the UCSD.

Over the last 25 years, Dr. Koutsenok led the design and implementation of the Workforce Development Training series for substance abuse counselors, mental health practitioners, social workers and criminal justice professionals in California and multiple states of the United States. He was the UCSD FACT (Forensic Addiction Treatment Certification) Board of Education Director. Dr. Koutsenok is also a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He is also Vice-President of the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). He has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific publications and 5 book chapters. Dr. Koutsenok has been invited as a presenter and trainer to hundreds of conferences and workshops in the USA and in more than 40 countries around the world.