Academic Programs and Research

Academic Programs

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program will provide opportunities for exposure to inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment programs throughout the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and beyond. The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and its affiliated departments and teaching programs are dedicated to the training, development and mentorship of the fellow. The program is one year in length, and all fellowship training sites are part of the academic medicine system, where the fellow is an integral part of the patient care, learning and teaching experience. Learn more about the program and faculty.

JHBMC Internal Medicine Residency

Division faculty actively participate in the training of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Internal Medicine Residents:

  • All residents complete a two-week rotation in the Chemical Dependence Unit and Comprehensive Care Practice
  • Throughout their rotation, three residents share a panel of patients in Comprehensive Care Practice
  • Faculty offer educational sessions for residents: HIV morning report; med-psych; evidence-based medicine; noon conferences; journal club
  • Faculty create addiction modules for web-based Hopkins Internal Medicine curriculum
  • Faculty coordinate and participate in PGY1 to PGY2 retreat
  • Division faculty actively participate in the continuing training of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center housestaff through:
    • Precepting Medical Housestaff Practice
    • Attending physician Zieve Medical Unit for one month per year (Aliki scholar)

Medical Students

Division faculty actively participate in the following components of Johns Hopkins medical students training:

  • Fourth year elective
  • Substance abuse intersession course
  • Preceptors for longitudinal curriculum
  • Colleges advisory program
  • Continuity clinic (students during MPH)
  • Ethics and public health
  • Preceptor for second-year medical student transition to the wards clinical skills course

Urban Health Residency

Division faculty participate in the training of new residents, with the goal of improving and impacting the resident's knowledge, behavior and attitudes towards substance use among their patients, focusing on:

  • Universal screening
  • Evidence-based practices for early intervention
  • Treatment strategies that can be incorporated into the primary care setting, including office-based buprenorphine treatment, and treatment for alcohol and tobacco use disorders
  • Encouraging referrals to specialized treatment programs where appropriate


  • Serve as faculty for the Johns Hopkins yearly Buprenorphine Certification Training, open to internal and external faculty and staff


Providers and researchers within the Division of Chemical Dependence focus on several areas of research, including:

  • Criminal charges and outcomes of patients entering office-based buprenorphine maintenance therapy
  • Initial program and treatment outcomes in a community-based buprenorphine program
  • Twenty year follow-up of patient cohort with chemical dependence-Is hepatitis C infection a predictor of mortality (BEAD)
  • Stability of buprenorphine, norbuprenorphine and their glucuronide conjugates in authentic human urine samples
  • The Therapeutic Workplace: A smoking sessation intervention for low income adults
  • Changing epidemiology of substance abuse medical morbidities