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NIDA Advisory Panel


Principal Investigator


Michele P. Pugnaire, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Educational Affairs
Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health 



Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor in Medicine & Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance

Emmanuel Pothos, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
Tufts University School of Medicine 

Benjamin Siegel, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine

Emily Ferrara, MA
Massachusetts Consortium Manager
Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health
UMass Chan Medical School 

Expert Advisory Panel



Ralph Aarons, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Course Director, Problem-Based Learning Program
Tufts University School of Medicine

Mark J. Albanese, MD
Advanced Fellow in Addictions Studies, Division on Addictions,
Harvard Medical School
Medical Director, Addictions Treatment Services, Department of Psychiatry,
Cambridge Health Alliance. 

Henrietta (Robin) Nichols Barnes, MD
Director of Addictions Training, Department of Medicine, Cambridge Health Alliance
Medical Director, Cambridge Family Health.  Past Co-Director, Faculty Development
Program in Substance Abuse Education, Society of General Internal Medicine (funded by JM Foundation, Pew Charitable Trust)
Member of the Advisory Panel, Core Faculty, Project Substance Abuse Education for
Family Physicians (SAEFP) as part of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
Director, Faculty Development Workshop: Clinical Teaching in Substance Abuse, Division
on the Addictions, Harvard Medical School annual two-day workshop
Lead trainer, Community Health Area Network 17 Substance Abuse Task Force,
for a series of community workshops for primary health care providers.

Jeffrey D. Baxter, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health,
UMass Chan Medical School
Medical Director, Community Health Link Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Unit, Worcester, MA
Addiction Consultant, Massachusetts Department of Corrections.

Pieter Cohen, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Training Program;
Director of Tutorial Program, HMS Cambridge Integrated Clerkship;
Cambridge Health Alliance, Cambridge, MA

Scott K. Epstein, MD
Professor of Medicine
Dean for Educational Affairs
Tufts University School of Medicine

Alan Geller, BA, RN, MPH 
Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Boston University Medical Center
Program Evaluation Expert, Director of the Skin Oncology Prevention Program;
National Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute R-25 grant entitled:
“Prevention and Cessation Education for Medical Students.” 

Angela Jackson, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine;
Education Coordinator, Primary Care, Internal Medicine Residency; Boston University Medical Center
Chair, Core Competency Curriculum Subcommittee, Graduate Medical Education Committee of the
Medical Staff of Boston Medical Center (BMC).

Jane Liebschutz, MD, MPH
Associate Director, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
Director, Preventive Medicine Residency
Boston University School of Medicine.

Heidi Shah, MD
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health,
UMass Chan Medical School. 
Addictions Consultant, Spectrum Health Systems.