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Anika Adero Hardie Alvanzo, MD

Medical Director, Substance Use Disorders Consultation Service
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Medical Director, Substance Use Disorders Consultation Service
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine

Research Interests

Substance use disorders and posttraumatic stress with emphasis on relationship between physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse and substance use in women; Race/ethnicity and sex differences in substance use disorders; Screening and brief interventions for at-risk substance use


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    • George Washington University School of Medicine (Washington DC ) (1999)


    • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System / Internal Medicine (Richmond VA ) (2002)


    • Virginia Commonwealth University Health System / Internal Medicine (Richmond VA ) (2004)


    • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (2012)
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    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Pacek LR, Storr CL, Mojtabai R, Green KM, La Flair LN, Alvanzo AA, Cullen BA, Crum RM. Comorbid Alcohol Dependence and Anxiety Disorders: A National Survey. J Dual Diagn. 2013;9(4). doi: 10.1080/15504263.2013.835164. PMID: 24223532 
    2. Cullen BA, La Flair LN, Storr CL, Green KM, Alvanzo AA, Mojtabai R, Pacek LR, Crum RM. Association of comorbid generalized anxiety disorder and alcohol use disorder symptoms with health-related quality of life: results from the national epidemiological survey on alcohol and related conditions. J Addict Med. 2013 Nov-Dec;7(6):394-400. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0b013e31829faa1c. PMID: 24145158 
    3. La Flair LN, Reboussin BA, Storr CL, Letourneau E, Green KM, Mojtabai R, Pacek LR, Alvanzo AA, Cullen B, Crum RM. Childhood abuse and neglect and transitions in stages of alcohol involvement among women: a latent transition analysis approach. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2013 Oct 1;132(3):491-8. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2013.03.012. Epub 2013 Apr 29. PMID: 23639389 
    4. Crum RM, Mojtabai R, Lazareck S, Bolton JM, Robinson J, Sareen J, Green KM, Stuart EA, La Flair L, Alvanzo AA, Storr CL. A prospective assessment of reports of drinking to self-medicate mood symptoms with the incidence and persistence of alcohol dependence. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Jul;70(7):718-26. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.1098. PMID: 23636710 
    5. Crum RM, La Flair L, Storr CL, Green KM, Stuart EA, Alvanzo AA, Lazareck S, Bolton JM, Robinson J, Sareen J, Mojtabai R. Reports of drinking to self-medicate anxiety symptoms: longitudinal assessment for subgroups of individuals with alcohol dependence. Depress Anxiety. 2013 Feb;30(2):174-83. doi: 10.1002/da.22024. Epub 2012 Dec 20. PMID: 23280888 
    6. Schwartz RP, Stitzer ML, Feaster DJ, Korthuis PT, Alvanzo AA, Winhusen TM, Donnard L, Snead N, Metsch LR. HIV rapid testing in drug treatment: comparison across treatment modalities. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2013 Apr;44(4):369-74. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2012.08.219. Epub 2012 Sep 27. PMID: 23021496 
    7. Neufeld KJ, Alvanzo A, King VL, Feldman L, Hsu JH, Rastegar DA, Colbert JM, MacKinnon DF. A collaborative approach to teaching medical students how to screen, intervene, and treat substance use disorders. Subst Abus. 2012;33(3):286-91. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2011.640090. PMID: 22738007 
    8. La Flair LN, Bradshaw CP, Storr CL, Green KM, Alvanzo AA, Crum RM. Intimate partner violence and patterns of alcohol abuse and dependence criteria among women: a latent class analysis. J Stud Alcohol Drugs. 2012 May;73(3):351-60. PMID: 22456240
    9. Gruber VA, Rainey PM, Moody DE, Morse GD, Ma Q, Prathikanti S, Pade PA, Alvanzo AA, McCance-Katz EF. Interactions between buprenorphine and the protease inhibitors darunavir-ritonavir and fosamprenavir-ritonavir. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Feb 1;54(3):414-23. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir799. Epub 2011 Nov 18. PMID: 22100576 
    10. Alvanzo AA, Storr CL, La Flair L, Green KM, Wagner FA, Crum RM. Race/ethnicity and sex differences in progression from drinking initiation to the development of alcohol dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011 Nov 1;118(2-3):375-82. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2011.04.024. Epub 2011 Jun 11. PMID: 21652154
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