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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

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Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray, MPH, NRP (he/him)

Harm Reduction Program Manager

Stephen Murray, MPH, NRP, is an overdose researcher and Harm Reduction Program Manager at Boston Medical Center. He recently retired as a Lieutenant at a large regional ambulance service in Western Massachusetts, and had served as a first responder since 2013, working both as a firefighter and paramedic. He regularly shares for a national audience about his lived experience as a person who used drugs and overdose survivor. In 2020, he founded the Never Use Alone New England hotline (now the Massachusetts Overdose Prevention Helpline), a free overdose detection and response hotline for people who use drugs and currently is the Director of the program. Stephen provides expert technical assistance around the topics of overdose prevention, emergency medical services and harm reduction to a variety of organizations, including the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the City of Northampton, RIZE Foundation, Massachusetts Drug Supply Data Stream, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He has guest lectured at Northeastern University, UMASS Medical School, Bennington College, Boston University, and Ohio State University, and has had work published in the American Journal of Public Health and Health Promotion Practice.

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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