Hamilton Morris is a chemist, filmmaker, and science journalist. He is the director of the award winning documentary series Hamilton's Pharmacopeia in which he explores the chemistry and traditions surrounding psychoactive drugs. His research has allowed him to study psychoactive plants, fungi, and chemicals as well as the culture that surrounds them in more than thirty countries using an interdisciplinary approach that combines anthropology and chemistry.
Hamilton attended the University of Chicago and The New School in New York City, where he studied anthropology and science. He frequently consults with media on the subject of psychoactive drugs and conducts pharmacological research at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.