Touhill Performing Arts Center - One University Blvd St. Louis, MO 63121

Medication First Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder:
Models Across Care Settings
May 10, 2019

Touhill Performing Arts Center
E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater
One University Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63121 

About the Medication First Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Models Across Care Settings Conference

Leading experts on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) research and treatment will present their work with low-barrier medical models of care across four settings: hospitals, corrections, primary care, and street outreach. National experts will highlight leading models for OUD treatment outside of specialty addiction treatment settings, while local leaders will underscore the corresponding regional and statewide efforts currently underway in Missouri. This one-day conference will include presentations on state-of-the-art treatment models around the U.S., interactive dialogue about clinical and implementation hurdles, and discussion of actionable steps to move OUD treatment forward within a Medication First, evidence-based framework.

Objective 1

• Define the core principles of Missouri’s Medication First model of OUD treatment

Objective 2

• Describe the implementation model and effectiveness of various low-barrier medical OUD treatment approaches in hospital, corrections, primary care, and street outreach settings

Objective 3

• Identify the existing efforts, barriers, and successes of current OUD treatment initiatives within the identified settings in Missouri

Don’t miss out on this training opportunity.


Sasha Rai, MD

Director for Correctional Behavioral Health

Sasha Rai, MD is the Director for Correctional Behavioral Health, Denver Sherriff’s Department.  He holds an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado.

Emily D. Doucette, MD MSPH FAAFP

Acting Director and the Chief Medical Officer

Emily D. Doucette, MD MSPH FAAFP is the Acting Director and the Chief Medical Officer of the St. Louis County Department of Public Health.

Sky Lee, MD

Family Medicine trained physician

Sky Lee is a Family Medicine trained physician who works as a hospitalist in Northern California. She also provides HIV, addiction and primary care at One Community Health in Sacramento, CA. She is the Assistant Director of Inpatient Services for the California Bridge Program.

David Liss, MD

Assistant Professor

I am an emergency medicine physician and medical toxicologist. I joined the Washington University Division of Emergency Medicine and Section of Medical Toxicology as an Assistant Professor in 2018. 

Pooja Lagisetty, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor

Pooja Lagisetty, MD, MSc is a health services researcher and general internist in the Division of General Medicine and also the Center for Clinical Management and Research at the Ann Arbor VA. She is interested in developing and evaluating interventions to prevent drug misuse in general medical settings.

Matthew Stinson, MD

Family Medicine provider

Dr. Matthew Stinson is a family medicine physician and also serves as Vice President of Medical and Behavioral Health Services at Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Stinson graduated from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed residency through the Cox Family Medicine Residency program in Springfield, Missouri.  

Leah Warner, NP, MPH

Primary Care Provider

Leah Warner, NP, is with Lyon-Martin Health Services as a , full-time Primary Care Provider. Before coming to Lyon-Martin, Warner worked at Glide Health Services, providing primary care services to homeless adults and elderly clients living in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood. Warner began providing primary care to patients of all ages at Marin City Health and Wellness Center. 

Lauren Moyer, LCSW

Vice President

Lauren is the Vice President of Clinical Services for ReDiscover in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and Kansas. She is an action-oriented professional leader with 17+ years’ experience in behavior health and 13+ years’ experience in management.

Theresa Mueller, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Theresa Mueller, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for ReDiscover in Kansas City, Missouri. She has worked in Behavioral Health and Addiction Services for the past 12 years operating a Methadone Clinic providing oversight for the addictions programs for the western Region for DMH. For the last 2 years she has provided medical oversight for the first crisis center in the State of Missouri. 

Rachel Winograd, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

Rachel Winograd, PhD, is an Associate Research Professor at the Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) – University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL). She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and completed her doctoral internship with the VA St. Louis Healthcare System. 

Ned Presnall, LCSW, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Ned Presnall, MSW is a licensed clinical social worker who works with older adolescents and adults, couples, families, and groups. He received his Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis. 

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