2018 Grayken Center for Addiction Young Adult Summit

Date: Friday, October 26th, 2018

Location: Boston Medical Center, Boston MA: Hiebert Lounge, 72 E Concord Street, Floor 14, L Building

7:30 am – 8:00 am: Breakfast and Registration

8:00 am – 8:10 am: Welcome 

8:10 am – 8:20 am: Introduction 

  • Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine; Director of the Urban Health and Advocacy Track for Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center; Faculty, Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

8:20 am – 8:40 am: Personal Narrative from a Young Adult in Recovery 

8:40 am – 9:25 am: Keynote Panel – Developing Principles of Care for Young Adults with SUDs
Moderator: 

Panelists: 

  • Zev Schuman Olivier, MD; Executive Director and Research Director, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion; Instructor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Faculty and Investigator for the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth
  • Jon Zibbell PhD; Senior Public Health Scientist, Behavioral Health Program, RTI International
  • Sharon Levy, MD, MPH; Director, Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program, Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Carolyn Castro-Donlan, PhD; President and CEO, Castro-Donlan Consulting LLC

9:25 am – 9:45 am: Break (Refreshments Provided) 

9:45 am – 11:10 am: Break Out Session 1 

Group A: Intersection of Emerging Adults and the Criminal Justice System

Group B: Evidence-Based Treatment for Young Adults, Including with Medications 

Group C: Addressing Co-occurring Mental Health Disorders and Exposure to Trauma 

  • Andrea Spencer, MD; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Sarah Valentine, PhD; Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine; Faculty, Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

11:15 am – 11:45 am: Defining Success for Young Adults with SUDs

  • Kathleen Meyers, PhD; Deputy Project Director, SAMHSA National Evaluation of the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants program

11:45 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Lightning Sessions (Lunch Provided) 

  • 11:45am - 12:00pm: Break and Lunch
  • 12:00pm - 12:15pm: Remarks from BMC CEO, Kate Walsh 
  • 12:15 pm – 12:30 pm: Lightning Session – Involuntary Treatment 
    • Claudia E. Haupt, PhD, JSD; Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeaster University School of Law 
  • 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm: Lightning Session – Trafficked Populations

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Break Out Session 2

Group A: Engaging Families in Intervention and Treatment

  • Martha Kane, PhD; Clinical Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fred Muench, PhD; President and CEO, Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Group B: Harm and Risk Reduction 

  • Daniel Raymond; Policy Director, The Harm Reduction Coalition 
  • Jessica Gaeta, MD; Chief Medical Officer, Boston Health Care for the Homeless; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine 

Group C: Role of Young Adult Support Services 

  • Tim Rabolt; Executive Director, Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)
  • Scott Strode; National Executive Director and Founder of The Phoenix

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Break (Refreshments Provided) 

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Synthesizing Insights from the Breakout Sessions

Facilitator:

  • Joshua Sharfstein, MD; Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Concluding Remarks


Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

Michael Botticelli, MEd

Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

Michael Botticelli is one of the nation's leading addiction experts, and served as the Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House under President Obama. He was the first person to hold the position who was also in long-term recovery from a substance use disorder and who came from a public health background.

This marks a return to Boston for him, where he previously served as Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, working closely with many BMC experts and others to extend successful models of care developed at BMC across the state and the nation. He has served in a variety of leadership roles for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. He was a member of the Advisory Committee for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. He has also co-authored many peer-reviewed articles that have significantly contributed to the field. Born in Upstate New York, Mr. Botticelli holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College and a Master of Education degree from St. Lawrence University.

Contact: [email protected]


Sarah Bagley, MD, MSc

Sarah Bagley, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, Medical Director for the CATALYST Clinic;
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

Sarah Bagley is the founder and director of the BMC program for adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders called CATALYST (Center for Addiction Treatment for AdoLescent/Young adults who use SubsTances). She also serves as an attending physician on the Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service team at BMC and is an assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics at BUSM. Prior to her appointment at BMC, Bagley trained in a combined internal medicine-pediatrics program at Brown University. Her research focuses on the engagement of adolescent and young adults in substance use disorder treatment and involving family in addiction treatment.

Contact: [email protected]


Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS

Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine,
Director of the Urban Health and Advocacy Track for Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center;
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

Scott Hadland is pediatrician and addiction specialist at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hadland's clinical and research interests focus on youth substance use and improving care for young people who use heroin and prescription opioids. His work has been published in leading journals, including The Lancet, JAMA Pediatrics, JAMA Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Addiction. Dr. Hadland was the 2016 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and has received funding from the Thrasher Research Fund, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Academic Pediatric Association, and National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Contact: [email protected]


Keynote Panel – Developing Principles of Care for Young Adults with SUDs

Zev Schuman Olivier, MD

Zev Schuman Olivier, MD

Executive Director and Research Director, Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance
Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School,
Faculty Member and Investigator at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth

Zev Schuman-Olivier is Medical Director for Addiction Services at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), the Executive Director and Research Director of the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, as well as a Faculty Member and Investigator at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth Medical School. As a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist, he has been involved with research and clinical care of patients with addiction and mental illness. He has conducted several studies focused on opioid use disorder among young adults. He currently has several NIH-funded grants focused on innovative treatments for treating substance use disorders, promoting behavior change, and improving self-regulation.

Contact: [email protected]org


John Zibbell, PhD

Jon Zibbell, PhD

Senior Public Health Scientist
Behavioral Health Program
RTI International

Jon E. Zibbell, PhD is a senior public health scientist in the Behavioral Health Program at the RTI International where he conducts community-based, epidemiological research on risk factors and health outcomes associated with the opioid epidemic and injection drug use. Jon is a medical anthropologist with two decades of field experience in the areas of injection drug use, opioid use disorder, drug overdose and injection-related infectious disease. Before coming to RTI, Dr. Zibbell worked as a CDC behavioral health scientist in the Divisions of Viral Hepatitis and Unintentional Injury Prevention conducting epidemiological and surveillance research on viral hepatitis and drug overdose while assisting States in responding to injuries and infections caused by illicit drug use. In 2015, he served on the White House Heroin Task Force and helped develop the Obama Administration's response to the illicit opioid epidemic. Beyond research, Dr. Zibbell has conducted rapid ethnographic assessments for community-based syringe service and overdose prevention programs and continues to assist states and community organizations to develop evidence-based approaches to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with the opioid epidemic. His work has appeared in both academic and professional, peer-reviewed journals and he holds a joint, adjunct appointment in the Center for the Study of Human Health and the Department of Anthropology at Emory University.

Contact: [email protected]


Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Director, Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program
Division of Developmental Medicine
Boston Children's Hospital

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of the Adolescent Substance use and Addiction Program (ASAP) in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. She has evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, and has taught national curricula and published extensively on the outpatient management of substance use disorders in adolescents, including screening and brief advice in primary care, the use of drug testing and the outpatient management of opioid dependent adolescents. She is the a past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, the President of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) and serves on the board of directors of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director's Association.

Contact: [email protected]


Carolyn Castro-Donlan, PhD

Carolyn Castro-Donlan, PhD

President and CEO of Castro-Donlan Consulting LLC

Carolyn Castro-Donlan PhD is currently President and CEO of Castro-Donlan Consulting, LLC in Ashburn, VA. She brings over 30 years of public and private experience in health and human services. This includes experience in strategic planning, program development and implementation, cross systems collaboration and strategic community mobilization. She has working knowledge of federal, state and local government processes as well as that of community based non-profit organizations. Dr. Castro-Donlan has extensive experience with strategic planning among diverse settings and disciplines including specific race/ethnic and tribal populations. Current consulting focus include development of federal and state proposal documents and related service planning specific to Medication Assisted Treatment Services (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders and Adolescent and Young Adult State Infrastructure Initiatives. In addition to strategic planning with state and local government leadership; program and agency executive coaching with a focus on strategic decision making; implementation of process improvement strategies and the integration of behavioral health and primary care services at the community level.

Ms. Castro-Donlan established and served as the Director of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Services with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. In this role, she provided direction and oversight to the development of innovative youth centric substance use programs focused on improving outcomes among this population and their families. Prior to this position, Ms. Castro-Donlan served as the Deputy Director for the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and has held other key leadership positions in the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

As a service provider, she has been a Program Director for community based residential and outpatient substance abuse services and started her career out as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree for Social Policy and Management from Brandeis University and a master's degree in psychology from Harvard University, a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Addiction Studies from University of Florida. She also served on various boards including as President of the Board for the New England Institute of Addiction Studies.

Contact: [email protected]


Breakout Session 1

Group A: Intersection of Emerging Adults and the Criminal Justice System

Selen Perker, Esq., LLM

Selen Perker, Esq., LLM

Senior Research Associate
The Justice Lab at Columbia University

Selen Siringil Perker is a Senior Research Associate with the Emerging Adult Project at The Justice Lab, Columbia University. Her work aims to bridge academic research on emerging/young adult justice with cross-sectoral policies and practices at all stages, from research design to implementation and dissemination. As an international attorney and justice reform specialist, she works closely with government officials, justice leaders and international organizations, including the World Bank and United Nations, to assist local efforts to measure and drive criminal justice reform in the United States and abroad. Previously, Selen was a Research Fellow with the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School for the Indicators for Development: Safety and Justice project. She holds an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School, and a Master's in International and European Law from the University of Paris I (Panthéon – Sorbonne).

Contact: s[email protected]


Lael Chester

Lael E. H. Chester, Esq.

Research Fellow
The Justice Lab at Columbia University

Lael Elizabeth Hiam Chester is an attorney who has focused her career on juvenile, criminal and civil rights law and policy. After graduating from Barnard College and Harvard Law School, she was the Albert Martin Sacks Clinical Fellow at the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard and then joined the Civil Rights Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office. For 12 years, she served as Executive Director of Citizens for Juvenile Justice (CfJJ), a statewide non-profit dedicated to improving the juvenile justice system. Lael led the successful Justice for Kids Campaign, ending the practice in Massachusetts of automatically prosecuting and sentencing all 17 year olds as adults, regardless of the severity of the offense. Expertise on other issues includes: school-to-prison pipeline, parent-child privilege, racial disparities and over-use of secure confinement. As a Research Fellow at the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School, Lael focused her research on emerging adult justice (ages 18 – 25), and now continues this work as the Director of the Emerging Adult Project at the newly created Justice Lab at Columbia University.

Contact: [email protected]


Group B: Treatment with Medications

Brandon Marshall, PhD

Brandon Marshall, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Brown University School of Public Health

Brandon Marshall is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. He received a PhD in epidemiology from the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. In 2011 he completed postdoctoral training at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

His research interests focus on infectious disease epidemiology, substance use, and the social, environmental, and structural determinants of health of vulnerable populations. He has published more than 150 scientific publications, including articles in JAMA, BMJ, and The Lancet. He is the Principal Investigator of multiple NIH-funded studies investigating the determinants of HIV, hepatitis C, and overdose among people who use drugs. He works closely with the Rhode Island Department of Health on the state's overdose epidemic efforts and directs www.PreventOverdoseRI.org, a CDC-funded statewide online surveillance system. He also serves as an expert advisor to the Governor's Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. He has received numerous accolades and awards for his research, including the Henry Merrit Wriston Fellowship from Brown University in 2015, and the 2016 Brian MacMahon Early Career Award from the Society for Epidemiologic Research.

Contact: [email protected]


Group C: Dealing with Concurrent Mental Health Issues and Trauma

Andrea Spencer, MD

Andrea Spencer, MD

Attending Psychiatrist and Associate Director of Integrated Pediatric Behavioral Health,
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center;
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Andrea Spencer is Associate Director of Integrated Pediatric Behavioral Health at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is a bilingual (Spanish) child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist with a clinical expertise in ADHD and integrated pediatric behavioral health, as well as an active clinical researcher developing interventions improving access to treatment for children with ADHD and related psychiatric disorders. Dr. Spencer received her Medical Degree from Harvard Medical School in 2008 and completed the 5-year combined MGH/McLean Adult and Child Psychiatry Residency in 2013. Dr. Spencer was on faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School for 3 years following residency, during which she received multiple internal grants from MGH and Harvard Medical School to study the neurobiology of vulnerability to PTSD in individuals with ADHD as well as screening strategies for ADHD in primary care. Dr. Spencer is currently funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to develop and test an intervention to improve engagement in ADHD treatment. She is also funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health to develop an intervention to improve social and environmental stressors in very young children to mitigate the development of ADHD. Dr. Spencer is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the Specialty of Psychiatry and the Subspecialty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Contact: [email protected]


Sarah Valentine, PhD

Sarah Valentine, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

Sarah Valentine is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at BUSM and Psychologist at BMC. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Suffolk University, and completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral research fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Valentine's research focuses on the implementation of evidence-based treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and co-occurring disorders among underserved populations, including racial and ethnic minorities, immigrants and refugees, sexual orientation and gender minority populations, and criminal justice involved youth. Her clinical research projects focus on reducing health disparities through the development, implementation, and dissemination of treatments that dually address minority stress factors (e.g., discrimination, stigma, and access barriers) and mental health symptoms. Dr. Valentine recently received an NIMH-funded K23 grant that aims to optimize a brief cognitive behavioral therapy for PTSD for use in primary care.

Contact: [email protected]


Defining Success for Young Adults with SUDs

Sarah Valentine, PhD

Kathleen Meyers, PhD

Deputy Project Director, SAMHSA National Evaluation of the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants program
Subject Matter Expert, Adolescents and Emerging Adults
JBS International

Dr. Meyers has 34 years of experience and is the current technical expert lead to SAMHSA's DSI Clinical TA Adolescent program, where she uses research- and practice-based knowledge to develop service plans and provide TA to 37 adolescent grant programs. She is best known for developing the Comprehensive Adolescent Severity Inventory (CASI), an adolescent-specific multidimensional assessment that examines adolescent functioning across 10 life areas. She is a technical expert lead for SAMHSA's Clinical Research Project, creating research tools and delivering high-impact TA to state and tribal treatment initiatives for adolescents. She previously served as senior research scientist for the Center on Families and Adolescents at the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) where she conceptualized, designed, and implemented short- and long-term mixed methods research projects and translated the findings into usable products that enhance clinical treatment.

Contact: [email protected]


Lightning Session - Involuntary Treatment

Claudia Haupt, PhD, JSD

Claudia Haupt, PhD, JSD

Associate Professor of Law and Political Science
Northeastern University School of Law

Professor Haupt's research is situated at the intersection of the First Amendment, health law, and torts in the context of professional speech. Her further research interests include constitutional law and comparative constitutional law as well as law and technology.

Prior to joining Northeastern, Professor Haupt was a resident fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where she continues to be an affiliate fellow, and a research fellow with the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School. She has also held an appointment as associate-in-law at Columbia Law School and, prior to that, taught at George Washington University Law School.

Contact: [email protected]


Lightning Session - Trafficked Populations

Audrey Morrissey

Audrey Morrissey

Associate Director, My Life My Choice

Audrey Morrissey is the Associate Director of My Life My Choice, a program of Justice Resource Institute. Since 2002, My Life My Choice has offered a unique continuum of survivor-led services aimed at preventing the commercial sexual exploitation of children. As a local and national leader in the field of exploitation, Ms. Morrissey most recently has served as Co-Chair of the Victim Services Committee of the Massachusetts Task Force on Human Trafficking. Ms. Morrissey has also served as a primary consultant to the Massachusetts Administrative Office of the Trial Court's "Redesigning the Court's Response to Prostitution" project. Drawing from her personal experience in "the Life", Ms. Morrissey seeks to help vulnerable girls avoid being recruited into the commercial sex industry and/ or leave exploitation behind them. To this end, Ms. Morrissey facilitates My Life My Choice exploitation prevention groups throughout Greater Boston, as well as trains service providers in Massachusetts and nationally on recognizing the signs of exploitation and helping girls exit. In addition, she works individually mentoring girls who are victims of CSEC or are deemed high risk. Ms. Morrissey is a 2008 recipient of the prestigious Petra Foundation Fellowship and a 2012 recipient of The Philanthropic Initiative's Boston Neighborhood Fellows Award.

Contact: [email protected]


Break Out Session 2

Group A: Engaging Families in Intervention and Treatment

Fred Muench, PhD

Fred Muench, PhD

President and CEO, Partnership for Drug Free Kids

Fred Muench is the president and CEO of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national nonprofit that supports families in addressing their children's substance use. He is a clinical psychologist with extensive knowledge and understanding of substance use disorders, as well as a leader in leveraging digital platforms to help ensure that families who are dealing with substance use disorders have better outcomes. Muench has been the PI on grants from NIAAA, NIDA, and the RWJF Pioneer Portfolio among others to improve health outcomes via the intersection of technology and specialist and peer support. Muench holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fordham University.

Contact: [email protected]


Martha Kane, PhD

Martha Kane, PhD

Clinical Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Kane is Clinical Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS). She is also Director of Addictions Services at the West End Clinic, which provides state-of-the-art care for patients with co-morbid substance abuse and mental health disorders. She is Instructor in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School.In addition to maintaining an active patient caseload, Dr. Kane directs the standard adult outpatient program and the intensive outpatient program at Mass General Hospital and provides training to residents and fellows in medicine and psychiatry, as well as numerous community groups. She was named Clinical Director of the Addiction Services Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2000. An active participant in ongoing research, Dr. Kane recently completed a project evaluating strategies for motivating treatment acceptance in pregnant, alcohol abusing women.Dr. Kane received her undergraduate degree in Special Education and taught adolescents with special needs in the public school system before earning her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on child/adolescent treatment at Temple University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Contact: [email protected]


Group B: Harm and Risk Reduction

Daniel Raymond

Daniel Raymond

Policy Director The Harm Reduction Coalition

Daniel Raymond has worked in the field of harm reduction for over two and a half decades. Daniel joined Harm Reduction Coalition in 2003 and became Policy Director in 2005. In his capacity as Harm Reduction Coalition's Policy Director, Daniel works with federal and state officials, advocates, and providers to expand critical drug user health interventions, including overdose education and naloxone distribution, syringe access programs, medication-assisted treatment, HIV and hepatitis C care and treatment, and quality health care for people who use drugs. He chairs the Injection Drug Users Health Alliance and the Washington Heights CORNER Project Board of Trustees, and formerly chaired the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable Steering Committee. Daniel has served on Governor Cuomo's Heroin and Opioid Task Force, the Food and Drugs Administration's Antiviral Drug Advisory Committee, the American Medical Association Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement Hepatitis C Workgroup, and the AASLD/IDSA Hepatitis C Guidance Panel.

Contact: [email protected]


Jessica Gaeta, MD

Jessica Gaeta, MD

Chief Medical Officer for the Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Jessie M. Gaeta, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, where she has practiced Internal Medicine since 2002. She oversees the clinical practice of this unique community health center that serves 12,000 people annually across dozens of clinical sites including homeless shelters, the street, and one of the first medical respite programs in the country. Dually board certified in Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Dr. Gaeta graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1998, trained in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center, and served as Chief Resident in 2002. She completed a Physician Advocacy fellowship at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2007.

Dr. Gaeta has a long history of advocating for the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness. She has been published and spoken widely on the intersection of homelessness and health and she directs BHCHP's Institute for Research, Quality, and Policy in Homeless Health. She has led BHCHP's efforts to respond to the opioid overdose crisis, which has been magnified among people experiencing homelessness in Boston. Her passions include ending homelessness and bending the curve on overdose deaths.

Contact: [email protected]


Group C: Role of Young Adult Support Services

Tim Rabolt

Tim Rabolt

Executive Director, Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE)

JTim Rabolt is the Executive Director for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education (ARHE). In his role with ARHE, Tim oversees membership, events, external relations, and all other operations. Prior to joining ARHE, Tim worked in the DC area as a Project Manager with Altarum, a public health research and consulting organization. Tim graduated from The George Washington University in 2015 with his Bachelor's in Business Administration, and then again in 2017 with his Master's of Arts in Education and Human Development. He's been in recovery since April of 2011 during his senior year of high school in Wilmington, DE. He currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Contact: [email protected]


Scott Strode

Scott Strode

National Executive Director and Founder of The Phoenix

Scott is the founder and national executive director of The Phoenix. Phoenix offers a unique approach to combat addiction by fostering a sober, supportive, physically active community for individuals in recovery from substance use disorder. Phoenix is based on Scott's own experience and discovery that a healthy, active lifestyle has a transformative effect on long-term sobriety. Scott also realized the critical component of surrounding oneself with a new sober supportive network of friends who are walking the same path. Nurturing human connections in mental, physical and spiritual fitness is a powerful way to rebuild wounded bodies and spirits and restore hope. Phoenix is unique in that its programs are free to anyone who has at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety. This removes any financial barrier that might prevent someone from taking part. Free programs include yoga, climbing, cycling, running, CrossFit, boxing, hiking, and socials. Since 2007, Phoenix has served over 26,000 individuals in 12 cities and 10 states with plans to expand into several new communities in the near future. Scott was named a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2012, received the "Advocates for Action Award" from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and was a TEDxMileHigh speaker in 2016. Scott's passion in life is to help others rise from the ashes of their addiction and live a full life of sobriety in long term recovery.

Contact:  [email protected]


Synthesizing Insights from the Breakout Sessions

Joshua Sharfstein, MD

Joshua Sharfstein, MD

Professor of the Practice
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein is Director of the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement, and Professor of the Practice in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is the author of the Public Health Crisis Survival Guide: Leadership and Management in Trying Times, published in 2018 by Oxford University Press.  Previously, Dr. Sharfstein served as Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, as Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and as Commissioner of Health for Baltimore City. From July 2001 to December 2005, he served as as minority professional staff and health policy advisor for Congressman Henry A. Waxman. A pediatrician, Dr. Sharfstein and his family live in Baltimore, Maryland.

Contact: [email protected]


Alexander Walley, MD, MSc
Associate Professor at Boston University School of Medicine
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Alica Ventura, MPH
Director of Special Projects and Research (OBAT) at Boston Medical Center
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Alysse Wurcel, MD, MS
Attending Physician at Tufts Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine
[email protected]

Amelia Arria, PhD
Associate Professor of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health
Director of the Center on Young Adult Health and Development 
Director of the Office of Planning and Evaluation 
[email protected]

Ben Linas, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine
Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health, Director of the HIV/HCV core of the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorders, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH);
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Benjamin Le Cook, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance
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Bruce Schackman, PhD, MBA
Saul P. Steinberg Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College
Director, CHERISH (The Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV)
[email protected]

David Henderson, MD
Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center
Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine
[email protected]

Danya Fast, PhD
Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use
[email protected]

Deanna Wilson, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
[email protected]

Douglas C. Smith, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor and Director, Center for Prevention Research and Development University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work
[email protected]

Doug Tieman
President and CEO of Caron Treatment Centers
[email protected]

Elizabeth M. Pace, MSM, RN, CEAP, FAAN
Chief Executive Officer of Peer Assistance Services
[email protected]

Greg Williams
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President of Facing Addiction
[email protected]

James Hiatt, MSW
Director of Substance Use Initiatives at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers
[email protected]

Jeffrey P. Bratberg, PharmD
Clinical Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Rhode Island
[email protected]

Jeffrey Samet, MD, MS, MA
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Jenni Watson
Chief of Staff, President and CEO's Office Deputy Director, Grayken Center for Addiction [email protected]

Jennifer Tracey, MSW
Director of the Mayor's Office of Recovery Services
[email protected]

Kathryn Cates-Wessel
Chief Executive Officer of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry
[email protected]

Kelly Matson, PharmD
Clinical Professor, The University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy
[email protected]

Laura Grubb, MD, MPH
Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Pediatrician, and Chair of the Women in Medicine and Science Career Development Subcommittee at Tufts Medical Center
[email protected]

Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, MDiv
Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center

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Lori Holleran Steiker, PhD, ACSW
Professor of Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin (UT)
Director of Instruction, Engagement, and Wellness for Undergraduate Studies at UT
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Lynn Sherman, JD
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Marc Fishman, MD
Medical Director of Maryland Treatment Centers
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Margie Skeer, ScD, MPH, MSW
Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor at Brown School of Public Health
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Martha T. Kane, PhD
Clinical Director of the Addiction Services Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
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MaryAnn Davis, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Director of the Systems & Psychosocial Advances Research Center, and the Director of the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (ACR)
[email protected]

Michael Stein, MD
Professor and Chair of Health Law, Policy and Management at Boston University of School of Public Health
[email protected]

Michele Bohm, MPH
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[email protected]

Nick Motu
Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation;
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Norman Stein
Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer at Boston Medical Center
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Rachelle Gardner
COO, Hope Academy
Director of adolescent services at Fairbanks Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center
[email protected]

Rebecca Butler, LCSW
Project Coordinator State Youth Treatment-Implementation SYT-I Initiative
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Sara Becker, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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Sarah Wakeman, MD
Medical Director of the Substance Use Disorders Initiative at Massachusetts General Hospital
Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
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Senator Jason Lewis
State Senator representing the Fifth Middlesex District of Massachusetts
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Sheryl Ryan, MD
Chief of Adolescent Medicine at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Ted Park, MD
Addiction Psychiatrist at Boston Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine
The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center
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Tisha Wiley, MD
Acting Deputy Branch Chief, Services Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse
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We'd like to gather your input on principles of care, by Summit session topics, tailored to the needs of young adults in advance of the Summit. These are short statements about how best to address each issue affecting young adults with SUD. We consider "young adult" to be a developmental category, coming after adolescence but before adulthood. However, we recognize that this definition is not universal, and we'd also appreciate your input on how best to define this group.

The principles of care we hope to address are delineated by session topics for the Summit. See Agenda

Some examples of the type of principles of care we're hoping to establish are:

Each text box for a proposed principle of care is limited to 100 words. If you have extra space, please also include potential obstacles to fully enacting the proposed principle of care. Responses to each category are optional. We appreciate your input and look forward to discussing these in detail at the Summit.

 
 
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