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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Dr. Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS is an adolescent medicine and addiction specialist. Dr. Hadland’s clinical and research interests focus on youth substance use, and he is currently focusing his efforts on improving care for young people who use heroin and prescription opioids. He serves as a member of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth and has collaborated on educational initiatives with the Fenway Institute to improve care for young LGBTQ people. Dr. Hadland completed his pediatrics residency and chief residency at the Boston Combined Residency Program before pursuing fellowship training in Adolescent Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and completing the Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

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, 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.

Hadland SE, DeBeck K, Kerr T, Feng C, Montaner JS, Wood E. Prescription opioid injection and risk of hepatitis C in relation to traditional drugs of misuse in a prospective cohort of street youth. BMJ Open. 2014;4(7):e005419.

Hadland SE, Kerr T, Li K, Montaner JS, Wood E. Access to drug and alcohol treatment among a cohort of street-involved youth. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2009;101(1-2):1-7.

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