National Mentoring Network (MNET) Mentor Profiles
Adam J. Gordon, M.D, MPH
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, Pittsburgh, PA
Research Interests: Career Development, Implementation Science, Primary Care, Program Evaluation, Research Methods, Substance Use, Alcohol and Other Drug Use
Dr. Adam Gordon is an Associate Professor of Medicine and of Clinical and Translational Science, and Advisory Dean at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a board certified internal medicine and addiction medicine physician with a 15-year track record of conducting research on the quality, equity, and efficiency of health care for vulnerable populations (e.g., persons with opioid use disorders, persons who are homeless, persons with hazardous alcohol use and other addictive disorders). Dr. Gordon is a prior VA HSR&D Career Awardee and has current research foci of investigating the implementation of evidence based identification and care for patients with addiction disorders within primary care, primary care medical homes, and other non-specialty clinical environments. He is the Director of the VA Pittsburgh's Interdisciplinary Addiction Program for Education and Research (VIPER) fellowship, the Associate Clinical Director of the VISN4 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC), and serve on the national Executive Committee of the Substance Use Disorders Quality Enhancement Research Initiative (SUD-QUERI) where he co-directs the Primary Care Work Group, direct the Buprenorphine Work Group, and lead clinical and evaluation efforts to enhance addiction care. Dr. Gordon is the Director of the Coordinating Center for the VA Addiction Treatment Fellowships nationally (Advancing VA Interdisciplinary Addiction Training, Research and Scholarship, AVIATORS Center) and co-Direct the VA Pittsburgh's Interdisciplinary Addictions Program for Education and Research (VIPER). Since 2012, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Substance Abuse journal. I am the Director of the Addiction Triage for Homeless: Enhancing VA Medical Homes (ANTHEM)/Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (HPACT) at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.