Current & Past Addiction Medicine Fellows
Dr. Pace is the current CARE fellow. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is interested in research that identifies ways to improve care for patients with substance abuse and alcohol use disorders in primary care and other medical settings.
Dr. Walley is an Assistant Professor in GIM at BUSM and Medical Director of the Narcotic Addiction Clinic at Boston Public Health Commission. His fellowship research focused on predictors of mortality in HIV-infected persons with alcohol problems and risk behaviors among Russian heroin users. His program that facilitates access to substance abuse treatment and HIV prevention and care among high risk patients was awarded $1.3 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA).
Dr. Bertholet is chef de clinique in Prevention and Public Health and Psychiatry at the Alcohol Treatment Center, Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland. As a CARE Fellow, his research focused on brief interventions and behavior change among persons with unhealthy alcohol use. His research focuses on alcohol use, brief motivational interventions, the processes of change involved in addiction and the use of new technologies in the delivery of secondary prevention interventions. He is currently an Associate Editor of aodhealth.org.
Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor in GIM at BUSM and Co-Investigator on an NIH grant and Associate Medical Director of the SAMHSA-funded Massachusetts Screenin, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (MASBIRT) Program. As a CARE Fellow Dr. Kim conducted research on the unique needs of HIV-infected homeless persons and primary care quality and addiction severity. During her fellowship she applied for and received an NIH Loan Repayment Program Award.
Dr. Kertesz is an Assistant Professor at University of Alabama, Birmingham. As a CARE Fellow Dr. Kertesz developed and submitted a NIDA K23 career development proposal, which was subsequently funded to investigate drug abuse in homeless persons. He has subsequently received independent funding for drug abuse research from NIDA (R01) and the VA.
Dr. Bagley was trained in a combined internal medicine-pediatrics program at Brown University prior to coming to Boston Medical Center as an Addiction Medicine fellow. Because of her background in both medicine and pediatrics, she has a research and clinical interest in the care of both mothers with addiction and the effects of addiction on child development.
Dr. Poland was trained in internal medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan prior to coming to Boston Medical Center as an Addiction Medicine fellow. She has an interest in educating physicians and physicians-in-training to improve care for patients with substance abuse and alcohol disorders.
Dr. Lunze is a previous fellow working closely with CARE Unit faculty members on several projects. He graduated with an MD/PhD (Genetic Epidemiology) from Charité Medical School in Berlin, Germany and with an MPH (Global Health and Population) from the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology at Charité Medical School in Berlin and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. Currently, he is with Boston University’s Preventive Medicine program. His interests include newborn health, health behavior changes, and post-conflict health systems reconstruction.