January 7, 2016
A paper by Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH, core investigator with the HSR&D Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion (CHERP), was included among the Journal of the American Society for Addiction Medicine's top 10 articles for 2015.
The paper, "Patterns and Quality of Buprenorphine Opioid Agonist Treatment in a Large Medicaid Program" described predictors of buprenorphine treatment use, patterns of care, and quality of care in a large state Medicaid program. Use of buprenorphine (an effective treatment for opioid use disorders) has increased rapidly in recent years and is often financed by Medicaid.
Dr. Gordon is recognized as an active leader in clinical, educational, and research activities involving drug and alcohol use and homeless communities. In addition to his role with CHERP, Dr. Gordon is also Associate Clinical Director of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 4's Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center. Dr. Gordon also serves as a national mentor for the American Society of Addiction Medicine/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Physician Clinical Support System to mentor physicians in office-based treatment of opioid dependence.