WISAM is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming more involved in the Public Policy Committee. Our current Chair, Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, is ready to help lead a team with a keen interest in public policy matters around issues that affect addiction medicine, the practice of addiction medicine, and public policies that may impact the social determinant of health for our patients. Please contact us via the link below in order to get connected and learn more about the opportunities we have available to get involved.Sign Up Here
Meet the Committee Chair
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and is core faculty for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison Wisconsin. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar is board certified in family medicine, preventive medicine/public health and addiction medicine and her expertise lies at the intersection of these fields. Much of her work has focused on expanding access to evidence-based responses to the opioid overdose crisis. Past roles include serving as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore (a quasi-public entity that oversees all publicly funded addiction and mental health treatment), as the Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health, the Director of the Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions at the American Institutes for Research, and Medical Director of Heartland Alliance Health (Chicago-based healthcare for the homeless provider). She has over ten years of experience working clinically in federally qualified health centers- providing direct patient care in both primary care and addiction medicine treatment. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the ASAM Public Policy Committee and as the ASAM representative on the AMA Opioid Task Force.