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Addiction Medicine Fellowship Faculty
  • Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMeded

    Randi SokolRandi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMeded is the Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship She is Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency program where she serves as Director of Faculty Development and Director for the Pain and Addictions and Group Visit curriculum. She is also an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She has particular expertise around group-based opioid treatment (GBOT), a term she helped coin in the medical literature, chronic pain, medical education (around information mastery) and implementation science. Over the past 5 years, she has been the lead author on ~ 10 peer-reviewed papers, presented at numerous conferences including Society of Teachers in Family Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine, The Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research on Substance Use and Addiction (AMERSA), and National Association for Primary Care Research (NAPCRG), and the American Association of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP). She also has provided webinars and trainings through the Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance Program (OBAT TTA), the AAAP’s PCSS (Provider Clinical Support Services Program), and the National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health. Her specific “niche” focuses on GBOT and for one of her papers, she received the Best Manuscript Award of the Year in 2018 from Substance Abuse journal. She also served as lead author in developing a > 100 page GBOT manual and a fidelity scale that assesses the integrity of GBOT models; and she has served as lead author for Cambridge Health Alliance’s OUD guidelines. She has also developed the Society of Teachers in Family Medicine (STFM) National Addiction Curriculum to train Family Medicine Residents and other health providers (social workers, psychologists, care managers, other primary care residents/faculty) in SUD care and is currently running a pilot launch of this curriculum with plans to formally evaluate it and publish the findings. She also runs Cambridge Health Alliance’s consultation service called PASS (Pain and Addiction Support Services) and has given numerous presentations and published papers around this initiative and how it supports primary care providers in caring for patients with complex pain and addiction histories.

  • Elizabeth Davis, MD

    Elizabeth Davis, MD, is the Assistant Program Director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. She currently is the Director of Addictions and the Director of the Outpatient Addictions Services at Cambridge Health Alliance. She is involved in numerous specialty societies: she is a member of the Boston Health Equity Research Network and has leadership roles within the PCORI Executive Committee at MGH, she chairs the Substance Use Disorder Design Committee, is co-chair of the Substance Use Disorder Continuum of Care Committee, Chair of the Complex Care Review Committee and is member of the Ethics Committee, Provider Health Committee, and Pain Management Advisory Board all at Cambridge Health Alliance She has given numerous national presentations related to Buprenorphine and methadone and their relation with chronic pain, the Office-based Addiction treatment (OBAT) model and innovative care delivery models around behavioral health integration into primary care.

  • Mark Albanese, MD

    Mark Albanese, MDMark Albanese, MD is Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. He has over 30 years experience in addiction psychiatry, has worked at North Charles Methadone Clinic since 2002 and has served as the medical director at North Charles Methadone Clinic since 2014. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles around MAT, group-based opioid treatment (GBOT) and PTSD and has authored chapters relating to SUDs for introductory/pre-clinical psychiatry text books. He has presented nationally as the Director of Treatment the Addictions course offered annually at Harvard Medical School since 2014. He has also served on numerous panels related to the opioid crisis and health law, safe consumption sites, increasing access to outpatient psychiatry in the safety net health care system and has been an expert panelist for Massachusetts’s Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program.

  • Bari-Sue Brodsky, MD

    Portrait of Dr. Bari-Sue BrodskyAssistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
    Undergraduate: Tufts University
    Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital, Family Medicine, chief resident

    Bari Brodsky, MD is board certified in Family Medicine. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine where she has been teaching medical students and Family Medicine residents since 1995. A former medical director of the CHA Riverside Health Center, she now cares for patients of all ages at various CHA primary care sites. Dr. Brodsky has a strong interest in practicing and teaching Addiction Medicine. She is a medical provider at a Substance Use Disorder treatment program in a Federally Qualified Community Health Center on the North Shore and is a core faculty in the Tufts Addiction Medicine Elective for 4th year medical students. Dr. Brodsky has worked with the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion leading group visits for patients with opiate use disorder. Bari precepts the Family Medicine residents in the Family Medicine Center as well as the gynecology procedure clinic. She is a medical student mentor in the Sam W. Ho Health Justice Scholar Program and she has served as a group leader for the Healer’s Art course at Tufts School of Medicine. Bari has been active with CRUDEM, a healthcare organization in Milot, Haiti, where she worked on site at Hôpital Sacré Coeur supervising Tufts MD/MPH students and residents. She enjoys vegan cooking, hiking, running, board games, and aikido.

    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

  • Shante Cruz-Delany

    Shante Cruz-Delany is a medical assistant who oversees all GBOT groups at Malden Family Medicine Center and is the Director of Operations for all group visits across Cambridge Health Alliance.

  • Ellie Grossman, MD, MPH

    Dr. Ellie GrossmanEllie Grossman, MD, MPH, is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She currently serves as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Integration at Cambridge Health Alliance, co-chairs the Substance Use Disorder Clinical Design Committee at Cambridge Health Alliance, and serves on Cambridge City Manager’s Opioid Working Group. She has published and presented nationally around integrating mental health in primary care, OUD, group-based opioid treatment (GBOT), AUD, smoking cessation, and has led efforts in health care system redesign to create a continuum of care for patients struggling with AUD and OUD. She also serves as a peer mentor with the Sustain program through the Mass league of Community Health Centers and serves as an Ad-hoc reviewer for several journals: Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, BMJ Open, American Journal of Health Promotion, and Int’l Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

  • Mark Howard, MD

    Mark Howard, MD is Board Certified in Psychiatry and fellowship trained in Psychosomatic Medicine. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at both Boston University and Tufts University School of Medicine. He currently serves as the Director of Consult-Liaison Psychiatry at both CHA Everett and Cambridge Hospitals, where he supervises residents and fellows. He also serves as a course director for multiple courses through CHA's Psychiatry Department.

  • Hsiang Huang, MD

    Hsiang Huang, MD is a Board certified in Psychiatry and Consult-Liaison Psychiatry and is Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He currently serves as the Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Director and the Director of Primary Care Behavioral Health Integration at Cambridge Health Alliance.

  • Jan Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC1

    Jan Kauffman, RN, MPH, CAS, LADC1, helps run the North Charles Methadone clinic for the Fellowship. She also serves on the Executive Advisory Committee to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, is first Vice-President in the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD) and serves in numerous interdisciplinary committees across Cambridge Health Alliance that focus on SUDs and chronic pain. She served as an expert panelist through SAMHSA/CSAT helping develop evidence-based consensus guidelines for the use of medication for OUD in Emergency rooms and in Primary Care settings. She was a Key Information to the AHRQ, developing evidence-based report around MAT. She also helped craft the AATOD’s Opioid Dependence guidance statement, and she co-authored Cambridge Health Alliance’s OUD and AUD guidelines. She has presented nationally around safe opioid prescribing and presented locally, working with policy departments around treating SUDs.

  • Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

    Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is the Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, which is comprised of clinical, research, training and policy arms. 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.

  • Anita Mathews, MD, MPH

    Anita Mathews received her Medical and Masters of Public Health degrees from Tufts University. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Colorado in Denver's safety net health system, where she first started providing addiction care. She is a member of CHA's OBOT team and supports patients in recovery from substance use disorders in the individual and group setting. She also has an interest in behavioral health and currently works on a liaison team between CHA's primary care and psychiatry services to expand access for patients needing specialty mental health care.

  • Brittany Pierce, PA-C

    Brittany Pierce, PA-CBrittany Pierce is Physician Assistant who has been leading Buprenorphine groups and providing care to patients with SUDs at our Family Medicine clinic since 2016. She is Buprenorphine-waivered and is an instructor at Northeastern where she teaches physician assistants about SUDs.

  • Grace Poirier, LPN

    Grace Poirier, LPN, is an OBAT (office-based addiction treatment) provider who has been running GBOT groups at MFMC since 2014. She is the primary point of contact at our clinic for all addiction related referrals to GBOT. She manages a panel of ~125 patients with OUD and AUD.

  • Amy Sobieszczyk, LICSW

    Amy Sobieszczyk, LICSW is the Program Leader of the Outpatient Addictions Service at Cambridge Health Alliance. She has been serving as a clinician and supervisor in adult outpatient addictions treatment for 20 years with specialty in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She is has also served as a Teaching Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School since 2007.

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