Dr. Michael Stein, professor and chair of health law, policy, and management at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), has been invited to co-edit the Medical Clinics of North America 2018 volume Substance Use.
Dr. Stein will edit the publication with Dr. Jeffrey Samet (’92), professor and chair in general internal medicine at Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center and professor of community health sciences at BUSPH, and with Dr. Patrick O’Connor, professor of general medicine at Yale University.
The Medical Clinics publish comprehensive reviews of a range of health topics six times per year. The last volume on substance use in the series was published in 1998.
“It’s the perfect time for this review,” Dr. Stein says. “We’re in the midst of an opioid and public health crisis, new designer drugs are entering the market, the delivery of medical care is changing, treatment options are expanding, and clinicians are inadequately taught about substances during medical training.”