Colleen T. LaBelle, BSN, RN-BC, CARN

CARE Unit Faculty

Program Director,  State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion Office Based Opioid Treatment with Buprenorphine (STATE OBOT B)

Contact

Colleen.LaBelle@bmc.org
617-414-7453
Crosstown Center, 801 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118

Areas of Specialization

  • Addictions Certification
  • Pain Certification
  • Training and technical support office based practice with buprenorphine using nurse care managers

Education and Training

RN, St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Brighton MA

BSN, Grand Canyon University

Advanced Practice Nursing Leadership MSN, Grand Canyon University (expected completion Spring 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Nursing Award: Modern Healthcare IntNSA Management Award, 2016
  • MVP General Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center, 2015
  • Exceptional Care Award, Boston Medical Center, 2014
  • Mayoral Award Innovations in Primary Care Settings, 2013
  • Science and Service Award: SAMHSA Presented at AATOD National Conference, 2012
  • International Nurses Society on Addiction (IntNSA), Chapter of the Year Award, 2011
  • Innovations in Behavioral Health Services iAward, Niatx/ SAAS iAward, 2011
  • Innovations in Addictions: Adapting to Change Individual Leadership, MA Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, 2011
  • Semi-finalist for the Best Abstract Award, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, 2008
  • Fran Bennett Award, Community Association Serving Alcoholics (CASA),  Boston MA, 2003
  • Ray of Hope Award, Breath of Life, Inc., Boston, MA, 2002
  • Unsung Heroes Award, AIDS Action Committee, Boston, MA, 1995

Positions/Committees 

  • 2015-present      Board of Registration in Nursing, MA
  • 2015-present      Governor’s Opioid Working Group
  • 2014-present      Treasurer, Addiction Nurses Certification Board for IntNSA
  • 2013-present      Clinical Expert Providers Clinical Support Services (PCSS) AMERSA    SAMHSA Grant
  • 2010-present       Board of Directors: Addiction Nursing Certification Board for IntNSA

Key Publications

LaBelle CT, Choongheon Hans S, Bergeron A, Samet JH. Office-based opioid treatment with buprenorphine (OBOT-B): Statewide implementation of the Massachusetts collaboration care model in community health centers, December 2015.

Alford DP, LaBelle CT, Kretsch N, Bergeron A, Winter M, Botticelli M, Samet JH. Collaborative care of opioid-addicted patients in primary care using buprenorphine: five-year experience. Arch Intern Med. 2011 14:171 (5): 425-31. Archives of Internal Medicine (in press): Five Year Experience with Collaborative Care of Opioid Addicted Patients using Buprenorphine in Primary Care.

Alford DP, LaBelle CT, Richardson JM, O’Connell JJ, Hohl CA, Cheng DM, Samet JH. Treating homeless opioid dependent patients with buprenorphine in an office-based setting.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 2007.

Saitz, R, Larson J, LaBelle C, Richardson J, Samet JH. The Case of Chronic Disease Management for Addiction. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 2008

Alford DP, LaBelle CT, Richardson JM, O’Connell JJ, Hohl CA, Cheng DM, Samet JH. Treating homeless opioid dependent patients with buprenorphine in an office-based setting.  Journal of General Internal Medicine, January 2007.

Linden JA, Oldeg P, Mehta S, McCabe KK, LaBelle C. HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis in Sexual Assault: Current Practice and Patient Adherence to Treatment Recommendations in a Large Urban Teaching Hospital. Academic Emergency Medicine, 2007.