Graduate Studies Faculty
Bentson McFarland, MD PhD
Programs:Public Health and Preventative Medicine
Research Interests:Quality of care in mental health and substance abuse treatment; pharmacoepidemiology » Click here for more about Dr. McFarland's research
Preceptor RotationsDr. McFarland has not indicated availability for preceptor rotations at this time.
Faculty MentorshipDr. McFarland has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time.
Bentson McFarland, MD PhD is a health services researcher whose work addresses quality of care for people with substance abuse problems. Recently he has conducted research on the neuro-psychiatric impacts of methamphetamine use among individuals in substance abuse treatment. Dr. McFarland is a co-investigator at the Methamphetamine Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University which is supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In addition, Dr. McFarland is a participant with the Oregon / Hawaii Node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network and a collaborator in the Resources for Recovery program intended to enhance access to substance abuse treatment services in the public sector. He is also a co-investigator on the national evaluation of the Paths to Recovery project designed to increase access to treatment and retention in services for individuals with chemical dependency. His work has been supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the pharmaceutical industry. In addition to his research, Dr. McFarland maintains a clinical practice focused on psychopharmacology. Dr. McFarland received his M.D. degree and his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington in Seattle. Board certified in general and geriatric psychiatry, Dr. McFarland is Professor of Psychiatry, Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University and Adjunct Investigator at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon as well as Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene, Oregon.