October 6 - Richard Saitz MD, MPH

Integrating Unhealthy Alcohol and Other Drug Use and General Health Care: When Best Laid Plans Go Awry

Richard Saitz MD, MPH, is chair and professor of community health sciences at Boston University School of Public Health, professor of medicine at BU School of Medicine, general internist, primary care physician and addiction medicine specialist. His primary areas of expertise are screening and brief intervention, integrating substance-related and general health care, improving the quality of care for people with unhealthy substance use, particularly in general health settings, and basing care on science. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a Distinguished Fellow in the American Society of Addiction Medicine, in addition to serving as associate editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association and senior editor of Journal of Addiction Medicine.