Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine, Assistant Dean of Continuing Medical Education and Director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). He is on staff in the Section of General Internal Medicine and director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is also Medical Director of the Office-Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) program, the Boston University Evidence-based SBIRT Student Training (BESST) Project and the Massachusetts SBIRT Training and Technical Assistance (MASBIRT TTA) program. He is immediate past-president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA). He was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House. In 2014 he received the American Medical Association “Award for Health Education” and in 2016 was awarded the first Educator of the Year Award by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Behavioral Medicine by the American College of Physicians (ACP). His clinical, educational and research interests focus on opioid use disorders and safe and competent opioid prescribing for chronic pain.

Assistant Dean
Boston University School of Medicine
Department of Continuing Medical Education


Active Staff Hospital Privileges
Boston Medical Center
Department of Medicine



2016 American Society of Addiction Medicine: Educator of the Year Award
2016 American College of Physicians: Award for Distinguished Contributions to Behavioral Medicine
2014 American Medical Association: Health Education Award
2011 White House Offices of Public Engagement and Office of National Drug Control Policyl: Champion of Change


The Boston University Evidence -Based SBIRT student Training (BESST) program
09/30/2015 - 09/29/2017 (PI)
HHS/SAMHSA/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
5H79TI025949-02


SBIRT Development, Implementation & Integration
07/01/2012 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
DPH

MASBIRT TTA: Harbor Health Services Health Center Cluster
11/01/2014 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
Harbor Health Services, Inc. HRSA

National Infrastructure for Translating Addiction Research into Clinical Practice - Model Addiction
09/10/2011 - 08/31/2014 (PI)
Research Foundation of State Univ of NY NIH-NIAAA

Prescription Behavior Surveillance System (PBSS)/FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research(CDER) P
07/01/2012 - 09/30/2013 (PI)
Brandeis University DOJ

MA Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral and Treatment(SBIRT)
09/15/2006 - 06/14/2012 (PI)
DPH HRSA-SAMHSA



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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  1. Ruff AL, Alford DP, Butler R, Isaacson JH. Training internal medicine residents to manage chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse. Subst Abus. 2017 Apr-Jun; 38(2):200-204. PMID: 28394733; DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1296526;.
  2. Cushman PA, Liebschutz JM, Hodgkin JG, Shanahan CW, White JL, Hardesty I, Alford DP. What do providers want to know about opioid prescribing? A qualitative analysis of their questions. Subst Abus. 2017 Apr-Jun; 38(2):222-229.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28394736; DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1296525;.
  3. Alford DP, Cohen ML, Reynolds EE. How Would You Manage Opioid Use in These Three Patients?: Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Apr 04; 166(7):506-513. PMID: 28384742; DOI: 10.7326/M17-0287;.
  4. Zisblatt L, Hayes SM, Lazure P, Hardesty I, White JL, Alford DP. Safe and competent opioid prescribing education: Increasing dissemination with a train-the-trainer program. Subst Abus. 2017 Apr-Jun; 38(2):168-176. PMID: 28418816; DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2016.1275927;.
  5. Levy S, Seale JP, Osborne VA, Kraemer KL, Alford DP, Baxter J, Finnell DS, Kunins H, Walley AY, Lewis DC, MacLane-Baeder D, Gordon AJ. The Surgeon General''s Facing Addiction report: An historic document for health care. Subst Abus. 2017 Apr-Jun; 38(2):122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28328384; DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2017.1309935;.
  6. Alford DP, Carney BL, Brett B, Parish SJ, Jackson AH. Improving Residents'' Safe Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain Using an Objective Structured Clinical Examination. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Jul; 8(3):390-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27413443; PMCID: PMC4936858; DOI: 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00273.1;.
  7. Tsui JI, Lira MC, Cheng DM, Winter MR, Alford DP, Liebschutz JM, Edwards RR, Samet JH. Chronic pain, craving, and illicit opioid use among patients receiving opioid agonist therapy. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016 Sep 01; 166:26-31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27422763; PMCID: PMC4983520; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.06.024;.
  8. Alford DP. Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain--Achieving the Right Balance through Education. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jan 28; 374(4):301-3. PMID: 26816007; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1512932;.
  9. Alford DP, German JS, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Lloyd-Travaglini CA, Saitz R. Primary Care Patients with Drug Use Report Chronic Pain and Self-Medicate with Alcohol and Other Drugs. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 May; 31(5):486-91.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26809204; PMCID: PMC4835374; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-016-3586-5;.
  10. Alford DP, Zisblatt L, Ng P, Hayes SM, Peloquin S, Hardesty I, White JL. SCOPE of Pain: An Evaluation of an Opioid Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy Continuing Education Program. Pain Med. 2016 Jan; 17(1):52-63. PMID: 26304703; PMCID: PMC4718419.
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addiction medicine
chronic pain
education
opioids
pain medicine

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