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August 23, 2023 Research Highlights

Many State Medicaid Programs Still Require Prior Authorization for Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

The opioid epidemic has been an ongoing public health crisis in the United States, claiming countless lives and devastating communities.¬†Buprenorphine, a highly effective medication for the treatment of¬†opioid use disorders, holds the potential to save lives. However, a significant hurdle exists in the form of prior authorization requirements, which are associated with lower access to […]

August 2, 2023 Profile Feature

Intern Spotlight: Valeria Arango, Benicio Beatty, Ameya Komaragiri, Carlos Ponce de Leon Mendez, and Ella Salim

During the peak hour of a July summer day, CHERISH colleagues and interns from Boston Medical Center logged onto Zoom while investigators and staff in New York City filled a conference room located on the Upper East Side at Weill Cornell Medicine. Three minutes past twelve, Caroline Savitsky, program manager in the Section of Infectious […]

July 25, 2022 Profile Feature

Intern Spotlight: Grace L. Edwards, Jessica Girard, Lyric Harris, and Antara Saha

The Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) is delighted to welcome four astounding interns this summer: Grace L. Edwards, Jessica Girard, Lyric Harris, and Antara Saha. Setting personal goals to pursue medical journalism, forensic psychiatry, nursing, and a doctoral degree in developmental psychopathology, they applied through […]

August 12, 2021 Profile Feature

Intern Spotlight: Sona Fokum and Weston Lowry

This summer, Sona Fokum and Weston Lowry are interning at the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) and expanding their research experience by working alongside CHERISH investigators and colleagues. Both Fokum and Lowry are pursuing careers in healthcare and recognize that this experience will provide foundational […]

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