Justin Alves, RN, MSN, FNP-C, ACRN, CARN, CNE
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Family Medicine

MSN, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
BSN, Northeastern University

Justin is a clinical nurse educator with Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance, where he contributes to peer-reviewed publications, evidence-based clinical guidelines, development and delivery of continuing education programs, and other resources for providers supporting patients with substance use disorders. Justin is also a nurse practitioner at Boston Medical Center and the nursing director of two housing first programs operated by the Justice Resource Institute, Inc. He has expertise in infectious diseases and their co-occurrence with substance use disorders, community outreach, and harm reduction. Justin's work in HIV/AIDS includes being president of the Boston Chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, consulting for the New England AIDS Education Training Center, and other positions. He currently sits on the stimulant work group for the Opioid Response Network (ORN), the advisory board of the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and the item writing committee for the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB). Justin received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Northeastern University in 2013, his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in 2020, and his Post-Master's Family Nurse Practitioner certificate from the University of Massachusetts-Boston in 2023. He also holds certification as a Certified Addiction Registered Nurse (CARN) through the Addictions Nursing Certification Board (ANCB), certification as an AIDS Certified Registered Nurse (ACRN) through the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (HANCB), and is a certified nurse educator (CNE) through the National League of Nursing.

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  1. Alves J, Rust V, Baldwin M, Puleikis L, Claude A, Brett M, LaBelle CT, Ventura AS. Starting the Discussion: A Call to Enhance Care for People With Stimulant Use Disorder. Subst Abus. 2023 Jul; 44(3):115-120.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37728086
  2. Alves J, Stewart J, Ruiz-Mercado G, Taylor JL. When Perfect Is the Enemy of Tested: a Call to Scale Rapid HIV Testing for People Who Inject Drugs. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Aug; 37(11):2851-2852.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35132547; PMCID: PMC8821779; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-022-07436-1;
  3. Collin CR, Putney J, Halmo R, Caputo A, Alves J, McNally K, Cadet T. Notes from the Field: Responsive Continuing Education: Using a Virtual Platform to Address SUDs in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Professional Development. 2022; 25(2):32.
  4. Wason K, Potter A, Alves J, Loukas VL, Lastimoso C, Sodder S, Caputo A, LaBelle CT. Addiction Nursing Competencies: A Comprehensive Toolkit for the Addictions Nurse. J Nurs Adm. 2021 Sep 01; 51(9):424-429.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34411061
  5. Alves J. Baker Laughlin C, Witwer SG, eds. Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing. TB Skin Test Conversion. American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. 2019; 270-274.
  6. Alves J. Baker Laughlin C, Witwer SG, eds. Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing. HIV/AIDS. American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. 2019; 342-349.
  7. Alves J. Baker Laughlin C, Witwer SG, eds. Core Curriculum for Ambulatory Care Nursing. Infectious Diseases including measles, mumps, pertussis, chickenpox, and shingles. American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing. 2019; 274-280.
  8. D'Couto HT, Robbins GK, Ard KL, Wakeman SE, Alves J, Nelson SB. Outcomes According to Discharge Location for Persons Who Inject Drugs Receiving Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018; 5(5):ofy056. View Publication

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2022 AMERSA 46th Annual Conference: Runner Up Abstract
2021 DKBMed: Faculty of the Year
2017 Partners Healthcare: Partners Patient Safety Star Award
2016-2017 Partners Healthcare: Partners in Excellence Award
2015 Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences: 5 Under 25
2014 Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI), Gamma Epsilon Chapter: Intercultural Nursing Scholar Award
2013 Northeastern University School of Nursing: Humanitarian Award
2013 Northeastern University School of Nursing: Future Nurse Leader
2013 Northeastern University: Honors Student of the Year
2013 Northeastern University: Summa Cum Laude
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