Medical Student Drug Abuse Summer Research Program

This program runs in conjunction with the BU School of Medicine Summer Research Progam.

Summer Student Photo

Target Audience

Recruitment and training of select motivated first year students to participate in 8 to 10 week mentored research projects.

Program Objectives

  1. The student will gain experience in research design, subject interviewing, data collection, data entry, data analysis, and data presentation through a research project.
  2. The student will acquire clinical exposure in harm reduction, screening, diagnosing and treating patients with drug and alcohol problems through multiple observer experiences including a methadone maintenance clinic, office-based opioid treatment with buprenorphine program and needle exchange program.

Program Curriculum

Additional Information


Karsten Lunze, MD, MPH, DrPH
Program Director

Julia Canfield, MPH
Program Coordinator