Cohort 1 RAM Scholars: 2012-2014
Dr. Sarah Bagley completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics training at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital and is in her second year of Addiction Medicine Fellowship in the Section of General Internal Medicine, Boston University Medical Center. Research interests are the impact of substance use on mothers and their children and the impact of substance use on the family unit. Her RAMS research project is about the uptake of naloxone kits among family members of opioid users.
Dr. Tae Woo (Ted) Park is is an addiction psychiatrist and a research fellow in the VA Advanced Fellowships Program at the Boston VA. He completed medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He trained in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA. Ted’s current research interests include physician prescribing practices of medications that treat addiction, as well as medications that might lead to addiction, and the treatment of addiction in general medical settings.
Dr. Babak Tofighi completed his Internal Medicine residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in 2012. He was accepted as the first Addiction Medicine fellow at New York University School of Medicine. He was then accepted as a joint Addiction Medicine fellow and T32 Primary-care research fellow at New York University School of Medicine under the mentorship of Dr. Joshua D. Lee. His research interests are the use of patient-centered technologies to improve public sector, office-based addiction treatment services, and evaluating outcomes among office-based buprenorphine patients following Hurricane Sandy.
Christine Wilder, MD
University of Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Dr. Christine Wilder attended UVA for medical school as well as for her master’s in health evaluation sciences. She completed her psychiatric internship at UC Davis Psychiatry and her psychiatric residency at Duke. Christine is currently a research fellow in the Addiction Sciences Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. She is interested in improving health services and treatment for individuals with opioid use disorders and is currently participating in studies on prevention of opioid overdose, improvement of treatment retention in pregnant and postpartum women on methadone, and identification of predictors of patients requiring transition from buprenorphine to methadone. Her RAMS research project focuses on risk perception and acceptability of naloxone to veterans on chronic high-dose opioids for pain versus addiction treatment.