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Dr. Joseph H. Autry III

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Employment History

  • Acting Administrator
  • Director of the Division of Work Place Programs
  • Deputy Administrator of the Services Administration
  • Director of Extramural Research
    National Institute of Mental Health
  • Member, Services Administration
    U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  • Acting Director, Services Administration
    U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health
  • Administrator of the Services Administration
    U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MD
  • bachelor's degree , chemistry and psychology
    Rhodes University
  • doctorate of medicine
    University of Tennessee
99 Total References
Web References
"Methadone has undergone more study than ..., 2 Mar 2009 [cached]
"Methadone has undergone more study than any other anti-addiction medication, with uniformly beneficial results," Acting SAMHSA Administrator Joseph H. Autry III, M.D., said.
DAWN 2000 Report, 25 July 2001 [cached]
"We use DAWN to help pinpoint regional drug epidemics in the making and prepare communities to address the problems," said Joseph H. Autry III, M.D. acting SAMHSA Administrator.
Updates and Information--National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse, 17 Dec 2001 [cached]
The latest information on developments, trends and hot topics in public-sector mental health and substance abuse services is available at the Substance Abuses and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) managed care Web site, Joseph H. Autry III, M.D., acting SAMHSA administrator said the service's objective is to monitor how reforms are affecting the delivery, organization and financing of public-sector behavioral health services.
"The foremost aim of these grants is to ensure that needed psychosocial supports for affected Americans are identified and made available for as long as anyone affected by this tragedy may need them," said Joseph H. Autry III, M.D., SAMHSA's acting administrator.
"Substance abuse prevention, addiction treatment and mental health services must be provided within the most relevant and meaningful cultural, gender-sensitive, and age-appropriate context for the people being served," said Joseph H. Autry III, M.D. acting Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
"The guide calls attention to the continuing problem in the way people with mental health problems are depicted in the media," said SAMHSA Acting Administrator Joseph H. Autry III, M.D. "As with all serious illnesses, the well-being of recovering individuals is affected by the attitudes that surround them.
"This initiative will certify 200-300 crisis hotline programs already in existence in the management of callers expressing suicidal thoughts or behaviors," stated Joseph H. Autry III, M.D. acting SAMHSA Administrator.
Drug Testing - Drug Testing Advisory Board Meeting 4-28-97, 28 April 1997 [cached]
JOSEPH AUTRY, MD (Chair), CSAP, Rockville, MD
Now I would like to present Dr. Joe Autry, the director of
introduce Dr. Joseph Autry. For those of you who don't know, he is my boss.
Dr. Autry received his bachelor's degree from Rhodes University with majors in chemistry and psychology. He received his doctorate of medicine from the University of Tennessee.
He completed an internship in internal medicine at Baptist
Memorial Hospital, where he ran a coronary care unit for several months. He completed his residency training in psychiatry at the
Dr. Autry had an active career as a practicing psychiatrist prior to coming to the Washington area, joining the National Institute of Mental Health and becoming the director of extramural research, taking on responsibility for basic research, clinical research, treatment research and applied research.
He took on the challenges of directing the Office of Policy Analysis and Coordination for the National Institute of Mental Health, and then for the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, NIMH's parent organization, for NIMH.
In 1990, Dr. Autry decided to move back into research, and
Following the reorganization of ADAMHA in 1992, Dr. Autry became director of the Division of Work Place Programs for SAMHSA, the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention, with oversight responsibility for all the federal drug free work place programs and the national lab
certification program for forensic urine drug testing. Additionally, Dr. Autry continues his part time private
practice of psychiatry, which he frequently describes as his link to the non-bureaucratic world, and an opportunity to constantly infuse his federal research and services responsibility with a continuing need for new knowledge to deal with the problems of mental illness and substance abuse in clinical practice. Dr. Autry.
Agenda Item: Federal Workplace Drug Testing.
DR. AUTRY: Actually, what I have said is that private
DR. BUSH: Thank you, Dr. Autry.
I would like to congratulate Dr. Autry and the staff of the Division of Workplace Programs and the Drug Testing Advisory Board for their leadership in convening this conference to examine alternative specimens and technology.
I would like to just say a few personal words about Joe
When I took the bull's eye off my chest and gave it to Joe,
I was delighted to get rid of it, but I think that Joe deserves a lot of credit for wearing that bull's eye with pride and a lot of professionalism.
2001 Mid-Year Seminar - Speaker Biographies, 21 April 2002 [cached]
Garry Hunter | Benjamin E. Griffith | Edward Still | Steven P. Perlmutter | J. Gerald Hebert, Esq. | Michael Crowell | C. Robert Heath | Gary Rebenstorf | Elizabeth Kellar | Ernest B. Abbott | James B. Lampke | Helene Leichter | Neil Reichenberg | Paul J. Siegel | Raymond L. Hogge, Jr. | William D. Evans, Jr. | Robin DeBell | Scott D. Bergthold | Vincent Fontana | R. Harcourt Fulton | John Murphey | William F. Sueppel | Clifford Case | Barry Shanoff | P. Stephen DiJulio | Pamela K. Elkow | Susan M. Pruett | David LeBrec | Kevin Maguire | Dorothy G. Capers | Tracey Payne | Véronique Pluviose-Fenton | Timothy Fitzgibbons | Susan Lynn Mimura | Cynthia Kunz | Joseph H. Autry | Donna Bush | Mary K. Hughes | James B. Blackburn, III | Adrian Herbst | Richard Ruda | John D. Echeverria | Garry E. Hunter | David Caylor | Stephen P. Chinn | Douglas C. Haney | Dwight H. Merriam | Timothy Hollister | Amy Souchuns | Stuart Meck, FAICP | Wayne Esannason | Joseph de Raismes | Randy Van Vleck
Joseph H. Autry, III, M.D., is a psychiatrist, the Deputy Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and a member of the Federal Senior Executive Service (SES).Dr. Autry has held key leadership positions in mental health and substance abuse research, policy, and administration.Dr. Autry graduated from Rhodes University in Memphis, Tennessee, and the University of Tennessee Medical School.Dr. Autry has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the SES Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award, and has published articles on schizophrenia, depression, and substance abuse prevention and treatment in the workplace.
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