I am gay and I am a pediatrician and addiction specialist.//
I’m an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and a pediatrician and addiction specialist at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine. I hold triple board certification in General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Addiction Medicine.
My clinical and research interests focus on adolescent and young adult substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and on improving care for youth and families affected by substance use. As part of these efforts, I aim to improve education on addiction to pediatricians in the US and beyond. I have also studied the potential influence of the pharmaceutical industry in physician prescribing of opioids and stimulants.
I live in Boston, Massachusetts with my husband and two young children, and am always eager to connect with other LGBTQIA+ scientists and trainees.