Walter P. Ginter
Walter Ginter is the Project Director of the Medication Assisted Recovery Support (M.A.R.S.) Project. The M.A.R.S. Project is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is the only federal project designed to provide peer recovery support to persons whose recovery from opiate addiction is assisted by medication. It is in collaboration with the Division of Substance Abuse, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University and the National Alliance for Medication Assisted (NAMA) Recovery. He was formerly the Board of Directors of Faces and Voices of Recovery (FaVoR). Mr. Ginter is the Director of Training and Certification at the National Alliance for Medication Assisted (NAMA) Recovery. He is a Planning Partner for National Recovery Month and a member of the Methadone Treatment Advisory Group of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) and the NYS OASAS Recovery Implementation Team.
Traci Green, Ph.D., M.Sc. is an Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Community Health Sciences, at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Deputy Director of the Boston Medical Center Injury Prevention Center, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Green is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on drug use, opioid addiction, and drug-related injury. Specifically, the areas in which she is most interested and to which she has contributed include the intersecting worlds of HIV infection and drug use, non-medical use of prescription drugs, corrections health, drug policy, and opioid overdose prevention and intervention. She earned a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Yale University where she was both a Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS pre-doctoral fellow and an individual Kirschstein-National Research Services Award pre-doctoral fellow. She helped design the ASI-MV®, a real-time illicit and prescription misuse surveillance system developed by Inflexxion, Inc. Dr. Green helped co-found www.prescribetoprevent.org for prescribers and pharmacists and its companion site www.prevent-protect.org for families, patients, and community organizations. She serves as an advisor to the Rhode Island Governor on addiction and overdose, and consults for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas on public health and public safety opportunities. She served on the Board of Scientific Counselors for the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control and on the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse. Her research is supported by the CDC, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Bloomberg American Health Initiative, and the Department of Justice.
Yasmin L. Hurd
Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D., (NAM) is the Ward-Coleman Chair of Translational Neuroscience and the Director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai. Dr. Hurd's multidisciplinary research investigates the neurobiology underlying addiction disorders and related psychiatric illnesses. A translational approach is used to examine molecular and neurochemical events in the human brain and comparable animal models in order to ascertain neurobiological correlates of behavior. Her basic science studies are complemented by human clinical laboratory investigations in patients with substance use disorders focused on the development of new treatment interventions.
Alan M. Jette
Alan Jette, PT, Ph.D., MPH, FAPTA, (NAM) is Professor of Rehabilitation Science in the Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences program and in the Department of Physical Therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Jette is also Professor and Dean Emeritus at Boston University. Dr. Jette is a physical therapist and an internationally recognized expert in the measurement of function and disability. He has developed numerous instruments that assess function and disability and has published numerous articles on these topics in the rehabilitation, geriatrics, and public health literature.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Jette has received a total of 54 grants and fellowships from such agencies as National Institutes of Health (multiple divisions), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National Arthritis Foundation. His current research interests include the measurement, epidemiology, and prevention of disability, and the development and dissemination of contemporary outcome measurement instruments to evaluate the quality of health care. He also has applied his research to randomized clinical trials to reduce disability in older adults using cognitive-behavioral strategies, exercise training, and programs to reduce fear of falling. He furthermore developed and tested innovative strategies to disseminate these programs to the wider community.
From 2005-2007 Dr. Jette chaired the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Project, The Future of Disability in America. Building on the 1991 landmark IOM report, Disability in America, the IOM Panel updated developments since that report's publication and highlighted future priorities for the nation. The panel's report was released in 2007. In 2013, Dr. Jette was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal, PHYSICAL THERAPY.
Laura R. Lander
Laura R. Lander, M.S.W., is an Associate Professor, Social Work Section Chief and Addiction Therapist in the Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, and Department of Neuroscience, at West Virginia University, School of Medicine. She graduated with a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University, and currently holds licensure as an Independent Clinical Social Worker under the West Virginia Board of Social Work Licensure. She previously served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Child Outpatient Clinic at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA, and was Director of Adult Mental Health Services at the Pederson Krag Center, Smithtown, NY. She is a member of the National Association of Social Work and the National Association of Addiction Professionals.
David Patterson Silver Wolf
David Patterson Silver Wolf, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Washington University. He has over 15 years of experience providing clinical services in the substance use disorder treatment field. Patterson Silver Wolf investigates how empirically supported interventions are implemented in community-based services, specifically as it relates to therapist and organizational characteristics. He is the director of the Community-Academic Partnership on Addiction, which works with several St. Louis-based organizations to bring science to addiction services.
Patterson Silver Wolf is a faculty scholar in the Washington University Institute for Public Health, a faculty affiliate in the Center for Violence and Injury Prevention, and serves as training faculty for two NIH- funded (T32) training programs at the Brown School, including the Transdisciplinary Training in Addictions Research program of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Patterson Silver Wolf also studies factors that improve underrepresented minority college students’ academic success. He is specifically interested in American Indian/Alaska Native health and wellness, particularly issues related to college retention. At the Brown School he teaches substance abuse courses, chairs the American Indian and Alaska Native concentration in the Master of Social Work program, and works closely with Kathryn M. Buder Center Scholars.
Seun Ross, D.N.P, MSN, CRNP-F, NP-C, NEA-BC, is the Director of Nursing Practice & Work Environment at the American Nurses Association (ANA). Dr. Ross is a published author, and lecturer on many topics within her research interests, which include evidence based practice, workforce management, RN work environment, competency and developing/mentoring the novice RN. In her clinical experience as a hospital administrator and clinician, she worked with pregnant women where medication assisted therapy was part of the treatment regimen. She is currently the President of IMBUEfoundation and the immediate Past President of the Chi Zeta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, a member of the Academy of Healthcare Executives and holds certifications as a family nurse practitioner and Nurse Executive-Advanced.
Scott Steiger, M.D., is Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at UCSF, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Currently serving as Deputy Medical Director of the Opiate Treatment Outpatient Program at San Francisco General, where he helps direct the "medication-assisted" treatment of ~600 patients with OUD, over half of whom are experiencing homelessness. He has extensive clinical and teaching experience in the treatment of OUD with all FDA-approved medications in the safety net primary care, acute care hospital, and specialty licensed Opiate Treatment Program settings.
David Vlahov, Ph.D., (NAM) is Associate Dean for Research and Professor at the Yale School of Nursing with a joint appointment in Epidemiology and Public Health. He is also the Co-Director of the National Program Office for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health: Evidence for Action Program.
Dr. Vlahov’s research and practice have been focused on advancing health in urban settings which has been funded by NIDA, NIMHD, CDC, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Gates Foundation. He was the founding President of the International Society for Urban Health. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Medical School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to develop their programs in urban health, and served as expert consultant to the WHO’s Urban Health Center in Kobe, Japan; the Istituto Superiore d’ Sanita in Rome and the Municipal Health Service in Amsterdam. Dr. Vlahov is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Urban Health, has edited three books on urban health and published over 650 scholarly papers.
He served on the New York City Board of Health, the NIH National Advisory Board on Drug Abuse, the NIH Advisory Board for the Office of AIDS Research, the Board of Directors for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and HRSA’s National Advisory Board on Nursing Education and Practice.
In 2011 Dr. Vlahov was both elected to the National Academy of Medicine, currently serving on the Institute’s Board of Global Health. In 2015, he was inducted into the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine.