Dr. MacDonald has been a practicing physician, public health administrator, and corporation chairman. He is a nationally recognized authority on alcohol and drug policy. He served as Administrator of the U.S. Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration, as Director of the White House Drug Abuse Policy Office, and as Acting Assistant Secretary of Health. He authored numerous articles in peer journals and the landmark book Drugs, Drinking, and Adolescents. More recently he wrote A Pediatrician’s Blueprint – Raising, Happy, Healthy, Moral, and Successful Children aimed at prevention of many of the problems facing today’s youth.