Boston Medical Center (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance (TTA)

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Alicia Ventura

Alicia Ventura, MPH (she/her)

Director of Special Projects and Research

Alicia is the Director of Special Projects and Research for Boston Medical Center's (BMC) Grayken Center for Addiction Training and Technical Assistance program and BMC's Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program, overseeing all research and evaluation activities for both programs. Alicia has over 15 years of experience conducting public health and clinical research. She has spent the last decade focused exclusively on research, evaluation, and program development related to mitigating the harmful consequences of alcohol and drug use, including the impact on affected family members. Alicia is currently Principal Investigator of a qualitative study investigating the experience of affected family members. She is also Co-Investigator on a mixed-methods study examining perspectives of addiction treatment providers on working with family members. Alicia directs a harm reduction-focused educational program for family members affected by a loved one's substance use. She provides training and technical assistance to healthcare organizations on integration of the family into routine addiction care and is a board member of the Addiction and the Family International Network. Alicia has published on various topics, including reproductive health, HIV, alcohol, and drug use, and family members impacted by substance use. Alicia received her Master's in Community Public Health from New York University.

Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for Grayken Center for Addiction TTA is provided by:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation
Opioid Response Network

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