Course Directors
Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals | Providence, RI
James V. McDonald, MD, MPH
Chief Administrative Officer
Board of Medical Licensure & Discipline
Rhode Island Department of Health | Providence, RI
Kevin Baill, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School
Butler Hospital | Providence, RI
Tracey Cohen, MD
Medical Director
Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island | Smithfield, RI
Peter D. Friedmann, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Research
University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) – Baystate
Traci C. Green, PhD, MSc
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Emergency Medicine (Research)
Warren Alpert Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital | Providence, RI
Laura Levine, MD
Director, Opioid Treatment Programs
Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center | Providence, RI
Planning Committee
Elinore McCance-Katz, MD, PhD
James V. McDonald, MD, MPH
Kathryn Cates-Wessel
Executive Director
American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry | East Providence, RI
Maria Sullivan, BS
Director, Office of Continuing Medical Education
Warren Alpert Medical School | Providence, RI