National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Peter Friedmann, M.D, MPH
Providence VA Medical Center, Providence, RI
Research Interests: Behavioral Medicine, Capacity Building, Career Development, Healthcare Organization, Primary Care, Substance Use
Dr. Peter D. Friedmann, Professor of Medicine & Community Health, is an established substance abuse health services researcher and addiction medicine physician who has published extensively on the organization of addiction treatment services, treatment process and outcomes, and the role of primary care physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. As the principal investigator (PI) of the Rhode Island Research Center of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA's) Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies, he was lead investigator of Step'n Out, a multi-site, randomized clinical trial of collaborative behavioral management that integrated parole and outpatient addiction treatment for parolees. He currently chairs the workgroup for CJ-DATS' implementation study "Medication Assisted Treatment in Community Correctional Environments (MATICCE)." He is also site PI for a five-site trial of depot naltrexone for opioid-dependent ex-offenders. He also directs the "Center on System, Outcomes & Quality in Chronic Disease & Rehabilitation (SOQCR)" an HSR&D Research Enhancement Award Program at the Providence Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC).