Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH

Professor, Medicine

Daniel Alford
617.414.7399
801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center

Biography

Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine, Associate 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 Boston University Evidence-based SBIRT Student Training (BESST) Project and the Massachusetts SBIRT Training and Technical Assistance (MASBIRT TTA) program. He is 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.

Other Positions

  • Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Education

  • Boston University, MD
  • Boston University, MPH
  • Connecticut College, BA
  • Marietta College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 4/25/2020

    Bertholet N, Meli S, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Alford DP, Bernstein J, Samet JH, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Saitz R. Screening and brief intervention for lower-risk drug use in primary care: A pilot randomized trial. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Apr 25; 213:108001. PMID: 32563116.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2020

    John RS, Salas-Wright CP, Amodeo M, Chassler D, Alford DP. Faculty education in addiction training (FEAT): Evaluating an online training program for multidisciplinary health professions educators. Subst Abus. 2020; 41(3):292-296. PMID: 32697174.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/27/2019

    Levy S, Seale JP, Alford DP. Medicine, with a focus on physicians: Addressing substance use in the 21st century. Subst Abus. 2019; 40(4):396-404. PMID: 31774388.

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  • Published on 7/30/2019

    Kertesz SG, Satel SL, DeMicco J, Dart RC, Alford DP. Opioid discontinuation as an institutional mandate: Questions and answers on why we wrote to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Subst Abus. 2019; 40(4):466-468. PMID: 31361588.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 5/17/2019

    Kertesz SG, Satel SL, DeMicco J, Dart RC, Alford DP. Opioid discontinuation as an institutional mandate: Questions and answers on why we wrote to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Subst Abus. 2019; 40(1):4-6. PMID: 31100051.

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  • Published on 5/1/2019

    Alford DP, Lazure P, Murray S, Hardesty I, Krause JR, White JL. National Trends in Prescription Opioid Risk Mitigation Practices: Implications for Prescriber Education. Pain Med. 2019 05 01; 20(5):907-915. PMID: 30789651.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/10/2019

    Hamnvik OR, Alford DP, Ryan CT, Hardesty IT, Drazen JM. NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids - A New Adaptive Learning Module. N Engl J Med. 2019 04 18; 380(16):1576-1577. PMID: 30969501.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Roy P, Jackson AH, Baxter J, Brett B, Winter M, Hardesty I, Alford DP. Utilizing a Faculty Development Program to Promote Safer Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in Internal Medicine Resident Practices. Pain Med. 2019 04 01; 20(4):707-716. PMID: 30649546.

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  • Published on 4/1/2019

    Kroenke K, Alford DP, Argoff C, Canlas B, Covington E, Frank JW, Haake KJ, Hanling S, Hooten WM, Kertesz SG, Kravitz RL, Krebs EE, Stanos SP, Sullivan M. Challenges with Implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Guideline: A Consensus Panel Report. Pain Med. 2019 04 01; 20(4):724-735. PMID: 30690556.

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  • Published on 12/6/2018

    Hill J, Alford DP. Prescription Medication Misuse. Semin Neurol. 2018 12; 38(6):654-664. PMID: 30522141.

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