Shatterproof Speaker Series: Dr. John Kelly

April 2020

Dr. John Kelly, a global leader in addiction and recovery research and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School joined Shatterproof’s Executive Vice President, Stephen D’Antonio, for a conversation about his ground-breaking findings on the efficacy of peer support programs in achieving and sustaining recovery. This review focused on alcohol addiction, the country’s most prevalent form of addiction which impacts more than 15 million Americans and has caused more than 88,000 deaths per year, and Alcoholics Anonymous. Including more than 11,000 participants, John’s work demonstrates the importance of strong social support and clinical expertise. 


John F. Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School-the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM) at MGH, and the Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS). Dr. Kelly is a former President of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology, and is also a Fellow of the APA and a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and non-federal institutions, and foreign governments. His clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process, mechanisms of behavior change, and reducing stigma and discrimination among individuals suffering from addiction.


Stephen D'Antonio, Executive Vice President

Stephen D’Antonio is the Executive Vice President for Shatterproof. His mission is to help businesses and communities educate their constituencies about the disease of addiction and the most effective, evidence-based treatment practices available today. By partnering with large organizations to develop and implement effective models of change, we can increase awareness and prevention, reduce stigma, and provide a viable path for those currently suffering from addiction towards life-changing treatment and support.  

Stephen is a 2018 Advanced Leadership Fellow from Harvard University, where he learned the latest science on addiction through course work in neuroscience, psychology, psychopharmacology, and public health. He helped develop the podcast series “My Child is an Addict,” which educates and supports parents dealing with a child suffering from substance use disorder. Stephen has been trained in Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), the most effective approach for family members to get loved ones into treatment. 

Previously, Stephen had a 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, where he built, restructured, and managed a variety of businesses.  He held numerous senior leadership roles in Fixed Income including Chief Operating Officer, Global Head of Securitized Products, National Sales Manager, and Global Head of E-Commerce. He was a member of the Firm Management Committee.  

Stephen received an MBA from Harvard University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.