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Opioids Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Recovery

  • 19 Sep 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar

Opioids Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Recovery 


                                                                 SAVE THE DATE

                                                      Tuesday, September 19, 2023 

                                                            Noon CT - 1:00 CT 



Tom Allen, MD, Executive Medical Director, Behavioral Health, Government Programs, Health Services Corporation (Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) and Chief Psychiatrist, BCBS Medicaid Program. 

Dr. Tom Allen currently is an Executive Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Government Programs, at Health Care Service Corporation, and chief psychiatrist for the BCBS Medicaid program in Illinois.  After graduating from college at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he completed medical school, along with a residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.  He worked for approximately ten years as a psychiatrist in community mental health and private practice before transitioning to managed care.  He is board-certified in both psychiatry and hospice and palliative medicine.

Tanya R. Sorrell, PhD, PMHNP-BC, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director, Rush Substance Use Disorder - Center of Excellence, Assistant Director, Great Lakes Region NIH NIDA Clinical Trials Network, Co-chair, Illinois Harm Reduction and Recovery Coalition, Rush University College of Medicine. 

Dr. Tanya Sorrell has doctoral training is in rural and urban underserved Mental Health and Substance use services research, and a minor in Complementary and Integrative Behavioral Health practices for Latino groups. Dr. Sorrell is the Director of the Illinois SUD- Center of Excellence and on the Illinois Substance Use Advisory Council developing similar programs for SUD access, care and outcomes improvements in Illinois. Her publication record reflects translational research interests in increasing behavioral health care and services utilization using cultural based approaches to improve the overall behavioral health/substance outcomes of rural/urban under-served populations. She is a licensed and board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatric medication provision.

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