Dr. Gail D’Onofrio

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
• Treatment Track: Closing Treatment Gaps in the Healthcare and Criminal Justice Systems
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm

D'Onofrio_Gail-lgDr. Gail D’Onofrio, MD, MS, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. She has extensive experience as a clinical researcher and mentor. She has developed and empirically tested ED-initiated interventions for alcohol and drug abuse and addiction, serving as Principal Investigator (PI) on several grants from NIAAA and NIDA; all randomized clinical trials for substance use disorders in the ED setting. Most recently Dr. D’Onofrio demonstrated the efficacy of ED-initiated buprenorphine with primary care continued medical management to engage opioid dependent patients in addiction treatment and reduce illicit opioid use at 30 days. She is also the PI on two SAMSHA U79 training grants related to Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) mentoring junior investigators at Yale in Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and the School of Nursing. Dr. D’Onofrio serves as MPI on a K12 from NIDA establishing the Yale Drug Abuse, Addiction and HIV Research Scholars (Yale-DAHRS) program, a three-year post-doctoral, mentored career development program with focused training in prevention and treatment of drug abuse, addiction and HIV in general medical settings.