No Wrong Door
Cutting Edge Opioid Use Disorder Treatment at Brigham Health
4:20 – 4:50 PM | Bornstein Amphitheater

The misuse of opioids is one of the most prevalent and serious public health problems in the United States right now 1. Considering the damaging health trends associated with this epidemic, there is a critical need to have a conversation about how opioid addiction is currently treated and what type treatment options are available to patients.

About The Panel

Earlier this year, experts in the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital opened the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic, connecting patients who have substance abuse disorders with the long-term care they will need following discharge2.  

 

According to Scott Weiner, MD, MPH, there is no wrong door; anywhere you go at the Brigham there will be an option for finding treatment. There will be no question left unanswered or person turned away; someone will always be there to point you in the right direction. Please join our panel of experts who will discuss the treatment programs and specialized approaches they take in confronting opioid addiction.  

 

  1. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/
  2. https://brighamhealthvitallines.org/2018/01/03/new-bridge-clinic-to-facilitate-continuity-of-care-for-substance-abuse-patients/

Chair

Scott Weiner, MD, MPH
Director, Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
@ScottWeinerMD

Panelists

Scott Weiner, MD, MPH
Director, Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) Program
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
@ScottWeinerMD

Christin Price, MD
Program Administrative Director, Brigham Health Bridge Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Clinical Director, Medicaid ACO, Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization
@ChristinPrice

Joji Suzuki, MD
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Moderator

Maggie Penman
Columbia University, Barnard College, Bachelor of Arts
Reporter, WGBH News
@maggiepenman

Biographies

Scott G. Weiner, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM

Scott G. Weiner, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM is an Attending Emergency Physician and Director of the Division of Health Policy Research and Translation in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  He is also the Director of B-CORE: The Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education Program, a hospital-wide, multi-disciplinary project with the goal of reducing opioid-related morbidity and mortality.

Joji Suzuki, MD

Dr Suzuki is the Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr Suzuki is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist in the Division of Medical Psychiatry, working with both inpatients and outpatients. His research is focused on integrating evidence-based addiction treatment initiated in general medical settings, and has received funding from NIH, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School. He was recently awarded a NIDA K23 Career Development Award to receive mentored training in conducting clinical trials, and to study the impact of recovery coaches on buprenorphine treatment.

Christin Price, MD

Dr. Christin Price is the Program Administrative Director of the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic and Clinical Director, Medicaid ACO at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/BWPO.  Dr. Price completed her medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College and completed a Primary Care internship/residency and an Infectious Disease fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  Dr. Price has had a longstanding interest in the overlap between Substance Use Disorders (SUDs), infectious disease, and addressing underlying Social Determinants of Health in vulnerable populations and has conducted research and published on these topics.  Most recently, Dr. Price launched the opening of the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic which provides rapid access to treatment for Substance Use Disorders using a harm reduction approach and offering multidisciplinary services.

Maggie Penman

Maggie Penman is a reporter for WGBH and NPR who covers science, health, and breaking news. She has reported on the public health approach to issues from gun violence to the opioid epidemic. Maggie was a founding producer of NPR’s hit podcast about psychology and human behavior, Hidden Brain. She also previously reported and produced for NPR’s flagship news program Morning Edition in Washington, DC.