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Center for Substance Use Disorders and Pain Management

The Saint Louis University School of Medicine is leading the way in the future of addiction medicine through the establishment of The Center for Substance Use Disorders and Pain Management. The Center supports and advances excellence in education, research, clinical care, community engagement, public policy and advocacy.

Using the model of integrated and collaborative care, the Center will ensure shared goals and outcomes across five areas of substance use disorder prevention, treatment and pain management:

  • Basic science research
  • Clinical bench to beside research
  • Workforce development for interprofessional team-based care
  • Program evaluation, outcomes assessment, and advocacy for policy and legislative change based on evidence-based practice and practice-informed guidelines
  • University culture change through an Addiction Medicine Fellowship in research, clinical service, and education

The Center for Substance Use Disorders and Pain Management research team includes:

Jennifer R. Bello Kottenstette, M.D., M.S.   
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Liz Chiarello, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Sociology

David Pole, Ph.D., MPH   
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine; Director of Center for Interprofessional Education and Research

Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D.  
Professor, Pharmacology and Physiology; Director, Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience; Fellow, Saint Louis Academy of Science; Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Advisor, BioIntervene Inc

Fred Rottnek, M.D., MAHCM
Professor, Director of Community Medicine and Physician Assistant Education for Family and Community Medicine

Jeffrey F. Scherrer, Ph.D.  
Professor and Research Director, Family and Community Medicine; Secondary appointment: SLU Center for Health Outcomes Research (SLUCOR)

Jaye Shyken, M.D.  
Associate Professor for Obstetrics,
Gynecology and Women’s Health; Specialist, SLUCare Maternal Fetal Medicine; Medical
Director, WISH Center at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital

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