Applying SBIRT to Depression, Prescription Medication Abuse, Tobacco Use, Trauma and Other Client Concerns
- Discuss the rationale for delivering BSI;
- Elaborate on common barriers to BSI delivery;
- Describe a successful model of BSI delivery; and
- Consider next steps in promoting BSI in your healthcare setting.
Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH, family physician and a tenured professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed college and medical school at Brown University, a family medicine residency at Overlook Hospital/ Columbia University, and a family medicine research fellowship and masters in public health degree at the University of Washington.
On the faculty at the University of Wisconsin since 1990, Dr. Brown’s academic focus has been the primary care management of alcohol and drug disorders and other behavioral risk factors and conditions. He has conducted NIH-funded research, published dozens of peer reviewed articles, made numerous presentations, and conducted workshops in this realm on four continents. He served as president of the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA) from 1997 to 1999 and received AMERSA’s McGovern award for excellence in medical education in 2002. From 1999 to 2004, he served as the founding director of Project MAINSTREAM (www.projectmainstream.net), a federally funded program that enhanced substance abuse education for twelve health professions and over 10,000 trainees. He currently serves as Director for the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles (www.wiphl.org), whose mission is to enhance delivery of behavioral screening and intervention services in healthcare settings throughout Wisconsin.