Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education and Director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) program at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). He is on staff in the Section of General Internal Medicine and director of the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit at Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is also Medical Director of the Boston University Evidence-based SBIRT Student Training (BESST) Project and the Massachusetts SBIRT Training and Technical Assistance (MASBIRT TTA) program. He is past-president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA). He was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House. In 2014 he received the American Medical Association “Award for Health Education” and in 2016 was awarded the first Educator of the Year Award by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Behavioral Medicine by the American College of Physicians (ACP). His clinical, educational and research interests focus on opioid use disorders and safe and competent opioid prescribing for chronic pain.
- Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education, Boston University School of Medicine
- Active Staff Hospital Privileges, Medicine, Boston Medical Center
- BU Profile
- Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (SCOPE of Pain) Program
- Boston University School of Medicine CME office
- Immersion Training Program in Addiction Medicine
- Department of Medicine Faculty
- Boston Medical Center Physician Provider Profile
- Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)
- Safe Opioid Prescribing Education Modules
- Safe Opioid Prescribing Resources
- Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center
- Boston University, MD
- Boston University, MPH
- Connecticut College, BA
- Marietta College, BA
- Published on 4/10/2019
Hamnvik OR, Alford DP, Ryan CT, Hardesty IT, Drazen JM. NEJM Knowledge+ Pain Management and Opioids - A New Adaptive Learning Module. N Engl J Med. 2019 Apr 10. PMID: 30969501.
- Published on 4/1/2019
Roy P, Jackson AH, Baxter J, Brett B, Winter M, Hardesty I, Alford DP. Utilizing a Faculty Development Program to Promote Safer Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in Internal Medicine Resident Practices. Pain Med. 2019 04 01; 20(4):707-716. PMID: 30649546.
- Published on 4/1/2019
Kroenke K, Alford DP, Argoff C, Canlas B, Covington E, Frank JW, Haake KJ, Hanling S, Hooten WM, Kertesz SG, Kravitz RL, Krebs EE, Stanos SP, Sullivan M. Challenges with Implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Opioid Guideline: A Consensus Panel Report. Pain Med. 2019 04 01; 20(4):724-735. PMID: 30690556.
- Published on 2/21/2019
Alford DP, Lazure P, Murray S, Hardesty I, Krause JR, White JL. National Trends in Prescription Opioid Risk Mitigation Practices: Implications for Prescriber Education. Pain Med. 2019 Feb 21. PMID: 30789651.
- Published on 12/6/2018
Hill J, Alford DP. Prescription Medication Misuse. Semin Neurol. 2018 12; 38(6):654-664. PMID: 30522141.
- Published on 9/25/2018
Bagley SM, Cheng DM, Winter M, Alford DP, LaBelle C, Walley AY, Samet JH. Opioid and cocaine use among primary care patients on buprenorphine-Self-report and urine drug tests. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 11 01; 192:245-249. PMID: 30290291.
- Published on 4/5/2018
Alford DP, Carney BL, Jackson AH, Brett B, Bridden C, Winter M, Samet JH. Promoting addiction medicine teaching through functional mentoring by co-training generalist chief residents with faculty mentors. Subst Abus. 2018; 39(3):377-383. PMID: 29452056.
- Published on 1/1/2018
Argoff CE, Alford DP, Fudin J, Adler JA, Bair MJ, Dart RC, Gandolfi R, McCarberg BH, Stanos SP, Gudin JA, Polomano RC, Webster LR. Rational Urine Drug Monitoring in Patients Receiving Opioids for Chronic Pain: Consensus Recommendations. Pain Med. 2018 01 01; 19(1):97-117. PMID: 29206984.
- Published on 9/1/2017
Liebschutz JM, Xuan Z, Shanahan CW, LaRochelle M, Keosaian J, Beers D, Guara G, O'Connor K, Alford DP, Parker V, Weiss RD, Samet JH, Crosson J, Cushman PA, Lasser KE. Improving Adherence to Long-term Opioid Therapy Guidelines to Reduce Opioid Misuse in Primary Care: A Cluster-Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Sep 01; 177(9):1265-1272. PMID: 28715535.
- Published on 9/1/2017
Vilkins AL, Bagley SM, Hahn KA, Rojas-Miguez F, Wachman EM, Saia K, Alford DP. Comparison of Post-Cesarean Section Opioid Analgesic Requirements in Women With Opioid Use Disorder Treated With Methadone or Buprenorphine. J Addict Med. 2017 Sep/Oct; 11(5):397-401. PMID: 28727661.
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