Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, has been promoted to Associate Dean for Continuing Medical Education (CME). A Professor of Medicine, Alford has served as Assistant Dean for CME since September 2011.
Alford holds a number of positions at BUSM and BMC. He directs the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) and the BU Evidence-based SBIRT Student Training (BESST) programs at BUSM. At BMC he directs the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit in the Section of General Internal Medicine and the NIDA-funded Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) Program in Addiction Medicine.
Alford is past-president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA). In 2011 he was recognized as a “Champion of Change” by the White House. In 2014 he received the AMA “Award for Health Education” and in 2016 he was awarded the American Society of Addiction Medicine first “Educator of the Year Award.” In 2017 he received the American College of Physicians “Award for Distinguished Contributions to Behavioral Medicine.” His clinical, educational and research interests focus on opioid use disorders and safe and competent opioid prescribing for chronic pain.
An alumnus of BUSM, Alford received his MPH from BUSPH and his BA from Connecticut College. He was chief resident at Boston City Hospital. He joined the BUSM faculty in 1996.