Ed Bilsky, Ph.D.

Ed Bilsky, Ph.D.(1)Ed Bilsky, Ph.D., is the provost and chief academic officer at Pacific Northwest University. He is a neuropharmacologist by training, having spent the last 30 years studying the neurobiology of opioids and opioid receptors, and their connections to pain, substance use disorders, and other complex behaviors. He is a National Institutes of Health funded professor of biomedical sciences, author of more than 80 peer-reviewed publications, and frequent speaker. He is passionate about higher education, student centered research and scholarship, and engagement with K-12 school systems and the public on important health issues involving the nervous system. He is a member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and a committee member for the public education and communication committee of the Society for Neuroscience.