EVELYN HIGGINS | ADDICTION RESEARCHER

Cutting-edge research reveals that the biomarkers linked to substance use disorders and mental health conditions can now be identified, isolated, and measured in our DNA. Why is this significant? Because recognizing that addiction is best understood as a biological condition forever changes how we perceive, treat, and manage mental health and substance use disorders.

What if you knew you had a genetic propensity for addiction? How would that impact the decisions you make? Dr. Evelyn Higgins, an international expert in the epidemiology of addiction, argues that genetic testing is a vital treatment resource that can change the lens through which society views addiction, and inspire communities to talk openly about mental health and addiction from a solutions-oriented perspective.
Evelyn Higgins

Chief Executive Officer and inventor of the patent-pending panel utilized by Wired For Addiction™, Dr. Evelyn Higgins is a recognized international expert in the epidemiology of addiction. With 34 years in clinical practice, Dr. Higgins has designated over 16 years to Research and Development in the science of addiction recovery. A panelist at the 2022 International Society of Substance Use Professionals Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the 2022 International Gambling Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, the International Society of Addiction Medicine 2022 Congress in Valletta, Malta, and 2021 Nominee for Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Innovators in Healthcare, Dr. Higgins finds herself at the nexus of epigenetics, neuroscience, and addiction.
During her career as a Doctor of Physical and Function medicine, Dr. Higgins had the honor of advising the U.S. Surgeon General, being an Olympic torchbearer, as well as serving as a 1996 Olympic team doctor. The host of a nationally syndicated, Gracie Award winning radio program, Dr. Higgins has interviewed the Executive Director of the World Health Organization, Director of the United Nations Entity For Gender Equality & the Empowerment of Women, as well as others from various health, wellness and equity backgrounds. An author, speaker, clinician, Dr. Higgins is a graduate of the State University of New York. Her postgraduate studies at Harvard Medical School in Body, Mind, and Spirit medicine have an emphasis on resiliency. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders, a Diplomate of the American Board of Disability, specializing in pain management, a graduate of New York Chiropractic college, as well as a Certified Addiction Professional.