Published Date: 11/16/2023
Expiration Date: 11/15/2024
Comorbidities among people with HCV demonstrate the need for integrated models of care that can address people’s holistic health needs. It is crucial that medical providers be aware of the relationship between HCV and alcohol use, know how to screen and refer patients, and how to address their patients’ possible alcohol use to prevent subsequent liver problems. At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to discuss how alcohol impacts the course of HCV, describe effective ways to manage alcohol use in patients with HCV, and apply Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in critical care of persons with alcohol use and HCV.
Barbara J Turner MD, MSEd is a practicing general internist-investigator at Keck School of Medicine of USC and Senior Advisor at the Gehr Center for Health Systems Science and Innovation. She has over 190 peer-reviewed publications from her research on health disparities, substance use, and health services research to advance primary care for vulnerable populations. She trained in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she rose to tenured professor. In 2010, she founded the Center for Research to Advance Community Health (ReACH) at University of Texas Health at San Antonio where she led federally funded projects addressing care for low income Latinos with hepatitis C, diabetes, and chronic pain. Since 2018, she has been a part-time Professor of Clinical Medicine at USC and serves as the American College of Physicians’ Deputy Editor for a collaboration with DynaMedex, an online clinical practice resource.
Emily Johnson, MD, MPH is an attending physician at the University of Southern California in the Department of Emergency Medicine. She has been integral to many projects around expansion of comprehensive care of Substance Use Disorders in the Emergency Department, including medication assisted treatment for opioid and alcohol use disorders