Substance Use Disorders

To fill a growing need for health care professionals who can effectively screen, diagnose, and treat individuals with substance use disorder, an interprofessional team from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, and the Milken Institute…
The two-year grant will bring together faculty members from SMHS, the GW School of Nursing, and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW for an interprofessional educational approach.
Alumnus Joshua Barocas, MD '10, received the Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award to support a project to advance health equity.
Lisa Alexander, EdD '03, MPH '89, PA-C '79, professor of physician assistant studies, addressed opioid use disorder at the symposium, titled “Expanding Access to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Provider Perspectives on Reducing Barriers to Evidence-Based Care.” Her comments were reported by the…
In 2016, more than 42,249 deaths were attributed to opioid use, according to the CDC. In mid-February, physician assistant (PA) students at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences heard from a panel of experts about the role they can play to combat the epidemic.
Lee Ann Beers, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics, was quoted in The Washington Post article on Phillip Seymour Hoffman's heroin overdose and how to talk to children about substance abuse.
Mudit Tyagi, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, has received two federally funded grants to study the dangerous effects of cocaine on those living with HIV.
Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is quoted in an article about Washington, D.C.'s high level of drug and alcohol abuse.