This presentation will discuss how policies have led to unintended access barriers for both people with chronic pain and opioid use disorders. It will walk through how these barriers manifest and highlight potential solutions moving forward.
Dr. Pooja Lagisetty is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Medicine and Research Scientist in the Center for Clinical Management and Research at the Ann Arbor VA. Her research focuses on addressing access barriers and developing interventions to better treat chronic pain and addiction across general medical settings. Clinically, she is boarded in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine and treats patients across the spectrum of chronic pain and addiction. She has co-led the development of the Michigan Medicine Inpatient and Emergency Department Addiction Consultation Team and directs the University of Michigan Medical School curriculum around addiction medicine. Her research has been influential in understanding stigma and disparities for individuals with pain and addiction. Specifically, her work has highlighted treatment access barriers to for individuals with chronic pain following policies aimed at reducing prescription opioid supply and racial disparities in the receipt of medications for opioid use disorder. Dr. Lagisetty received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, completed her internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, and received her master’s degree in health services research via the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Michigan
The IHPI Research Seminar Series is a lecture-based program designed to share innovative health services research topics, studies, and programs, with clinicians, faculty, research staff, and students from a variety of disciplines.
Following the presentation, stay on to join an informal breakout room from 3:00-3:10 to connect with colleagues.