Cody Thompson is a program coordinator with the Addiction and Public Policy (APP) Initiative, where he supports the administrative needs of APP’s staff and ongoing projects.

Thompson is committed to contributing to and supporting work that serves people, especially those living with trauma, a substance use disorder, and/or mental disorder. He is a big advocate for collegiate recovery and believes every college campus should have some form of collegiate recovery support for students in recovery from a substance use disorder and/or students who are exploring sobriety.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Thompson interned for Faces and Voices of Recovery, supporting their advocacy team and planning for National Recovery Month. He has also participated in SAFE Project’s Collegiate Recovery Leadership Academy, where he worked with other students to implement a collegiate recovery community on the University of Chicago campus.

Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Augsburg University and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago.


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