Alexander Y. Walley, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
MSc, Boston University School of Public Health




Dr. Walley is the Director of the Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program and the Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is a general internist and addiction expert who provides primary care for HIV-infected patients at BMC. His research interests include the medical complications of drug use, specifically HIV and overdose, the treatment of addictions with behavioral and pharmacologic interventions, and risk behaviors among HIV-infected people and people with HIV risk behaviors. He is an investigator on studies of the integration of addiction treatment into primary medical care and the implementation of an opioid overdose prevention programs.

He directs and founded a clinical program (FAST PATH) that integrates addiction treatment, into the medical care of patients who are HIV-infected or high-risk for HIV infection at Boston Medical Center. He founded the buprenorphine treatment program at Dimock Community Health Center in 2005. He previously served as the medical director of the Boston Public Health Commission methadone maintenance program. He is the medical director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program. He completed a two year fellowship in general internal medicine in June 2007 and during that time he earned a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology from BUSPH.

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2012 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse: New Investigator/Educator Award
2011 Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine: Junior Faculty Mentoring Award
2011 Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine: Evans Junior Faculty Merit Award
2010 New England Region Society of General Internal Medicine: Clinician Investigator Award



Effectiveness of the Consult for Addiction Treatment and Care in Hospitals …
03/15/2018 - 12/31/2021 (PI)
New York University NIH-NIDA
1R01DA045669-01

Pharmacy Naloxone Distribution: Assessing a New Tool to Reduce Overdose Morta…
05/01/2016 - 01/31/2021 (PI)
West Virginia University NIH-NIDA

Pharmacy Naloxone Distribution: Assessing a New Tool to Reduce Overdose Mortality
05/01/2016 - 01/31/2021 (PI)
Pacific Institute For Res And Evaluation NIH-NIDA

Knock and Talk: Public Health-Public Safety Partnerships for Post-Overdose Outreach and Prevention
09/30/2018 - 09/29/2020 (PI)
CDC-NCIPC
1R01CE003052-01

Implementation to Motivate Physician to Opioid Dependence on HIV Setting
10/01/2015 - 03/31/2020 (PI)
Bay State Medical NIH-NIDA
5R01DA038082-05

Implementation to Motivate Physician to Opioid Dependence on HIV Setting
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Rhode Island Hospital NIH-NIDA

REBOOT- Repeated-dose behavioral intervention to reduce opioid overdose: a two-site randomized…
06/15/2018 - 03/31/2019 (PI)
Heluna Health, the new PHFE NIH-NIDA

Forecasting the Impact of Corrections-based MOUD in Massachusetts(FICOMM)
12/01/2017 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
University of Baltimore Office of National D

Addictions Medicine Fellowship
12/01/2016 - 12/31/2017 (PI)
American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation

Opioid Overdose Prevention Pilot Program
08/01/2014 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
DPH

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  1. Donovan E, Case P, Bratberg JP, Baird J, Burstein D, Walley AY, Green TC. Beliefs Associated with Pharmacy-Based Naloxone: a Qualitative Study of Pharmacy-Based Naloxone Purchasers and People at Risk for Opioid Overdose. J Urban Health. 2019 Jun; 96(3):367-378. PMID: 30747371.
     
  2. Barocas JA, Wang J, Marshall BDL, LaRochelle MR, Bettano A, Bernson D, Beckwith CG, Linas BP, Walley AY. Sociodemographic factors and social determinants associated with toxicology confirmed polysubstance opioid-related deaths. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jul 01; 200:59-63.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31100636.
     
  3. Morgan JR, Schackman BR, Weinstein ZM, Walley AY, Linas BP. Overdose following initiation of naltrexone and buprenorphine medication treatment for opioid use disorder in a United States commercially insured cohort. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 Jul 01; 200:34-39.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31082666.
     
  4. Gray J, Saia K, Walley AY. 28-year-old Woman With Opioid Use Disorder Delivers Healthy Baby While in Custody: Addressing Forced Detox. J Addict Med. 2019 May/Jun; 13(3):237-240.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30379779.
     
  5. Blokhina E, Krupitsky EM, Cheng DM, Walley AY, Toussova O, Yaroslavtseva T, Gnatienko N, Bridden C, Forman LS, Bendiks S, Samet JH. Evolution of illicit opioid use among people with HIV infection in St Petersburg, Russia, in the period 2004-2015. HIV Med. 2019 Apr 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31034141.
     
  6. Stopka TJ, Amaravadi H, Kaplan AR, Hoh R, Bernson D, Chui KKH, Land T, Walley AY, LaRochelle MR, Rose AJ. Opioid overdose deaths and potentially inappropriate opioid prescribing practices (PIP): A spatial epidemiological study. Int J Drug Policy. 2019 Jun; 68:37-45.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30981166.
     
  7. Samet JH, Blokhina E, Cheng DM, Walley AY, Lioznov D, Gnatienko N, Quinn EK, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Toussova O, Gifford AL, Raj A, Krupitsky E. A strengths-based case management intervention to link HIV-positive PWID in Russia to HIV care - results from a randomized controlled trial. AIDS. 2019 Apr 05.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30964750.
     
  8. Kimmel SD, Jawa R, Walley AY, Barlam TF. Actions to Integrate Treatment of Opioid and Infectious Disease Epidemics. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Apr 02; 170(7):508-509.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30934072.
     
  9. Larochelle MR, Stopka TJ, Xuan Z, Liebschutz JM, Walley AY. Medication for Opioid Use Disorder After Nonfatal Opioid Overdose and Mortality. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Mar 19; 170(6):430-431.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30884508; DOI: 10.7326/L18-0685;.
     
  10. Walley AY, Wakeman SE, Eng G. Case 6-2019: A 29-Year-Old Woman with Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea. N Engl J Med. 2019 02 21; 380(8):772-779. PMID: 30786192.
     
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AIDS
Heroin
HIV
Methadone
Naloxone
Overdose
Suboxone

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