Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS

CARE Unit Faculty

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

Director, Urban Health and Advocacy Track, Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center

Associate Program Director, Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

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Scott Hadland is pediatrician and addiction specialist at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hadland’s clinical and research interests focus on youth substance use and improving care for young people who use heroin and prescription opioids. His work has been published in leading journals, including The Lancet, Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics, and Addiction. Dr. Hadland was the 2016 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine and has received funding from the Thrasher Research Fund, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, and National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Boston University faculty appointment: 2016

Areas of Specialization

  • Board-certified, Adolescent Medicine
  • Board-certified, Addiction Medicine
  • Board-certified, General Pediatrics
  • Specialization in care of youth, addiction, and LGBTQ health

Education and Training

Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, Boston, MA 2014-2016        Adolescent Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA 2013-2015

Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center / Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA 2009-2012

MD, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
MPH (Epidemiology & Biostatistics), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
MS (Health Policy and Management), Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
BS (Physiology (major), Psychology (minor)), McGill University, Montreal, QC

Honors & Awards

  • New Investigator Award, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2016
  • Substance Use Training Award, National Institute of Drug Abuse / Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2016
  • Lecturer of the Year Award, Pediatrics Clerkship, Boston University School of Medicine, 2013
  • Benjamin S. Siegel Award for Excellence in Teaching Medical Students, Boston Medical Center, 2013
  • Resident Research Award, Academic Pediatric Association, 2012

Key Publications

Hadland SE, Wood E, Levy S. How the paediatric workforce can address the opioid crisis. Lancet. 2016;388(10051):1260-1.

Hadland SE, Krieger MS, Marshall BD. Industry Payments to Physicians Involving Opioids, 2013-2015. Am J Public Health. 2017;107(9):1493-1495.

Hadland SE, Wharam JF, Schuster MA, Zhang F, Samet JH, Larochelle MR. Trends in receipt of buprenorphine and naltrexone for opioid use disorder among adolescents and young adults, 2001-2014. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(8):747-755.

Hadland SE, DeBeck K, Kerr T, Nguyen P, Simo A, Montaner JS, Wood E. Use of a medically supervised injection facility among street youth. J Adolesc Health. 2014;55(5):684-9.

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