OHSU IMPACT Providers and Staff

Since it began in 2015, IMPACT has grown into a nationally recognized model for hospital-based addiction care. Our team brings together diverse skills and expertise to support patients as they work toward their goals.

Meet the director

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IMPACT’s founder, Dr. Honora Englander, is a board-certified specialist in addiction medicine. She focuses her efforts at the intersection of addiction, health system transformation and public health. While advocating for better addictions care, Dr. Englander and IMPACT have earned many awards, including:

  • W. Anderson Spickard Jr. Excellence in Mentorship Award, Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA)
  • Oregon Innovation Now Award, Addiction Policy Forum
  • Early Career Achievement Award, OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association
  • Forty Under 40 Award, Portland Business Journal
  • Top Doc, American College of Physicians Hospitalist

Dr. Englander was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study Community Health Problems and Medicine, and is currently completing her project at Claude Bernard University Lyon I in France. Her project is titled “Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in France’s Health Systems.”

Medical providers

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Emily Skogrand, Pharm.D.

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Kathleen Young, RN

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Susannah Lujan-Bear, RN

Social workers

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Jessica Brown, LCSW

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Ryan Ellsworth LCSW

Peer support

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Sean Mahoney, Supervisor

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Jason Gallego, Peer Support Specialist


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Hope Titus, Interim Operations Manager

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Eugene Song, Program Manager

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Anna Nguyen, Project Coordinator

Research Team

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Alisa Patten, Clinical Research Assistant

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

Contact us

Email OHSU’s IMPACT program: 

Call the OHSU Addiction Consult Line: 503-494-4567, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays

New research reveals complex picture of addiction

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“We miss caring for the whole person by focusing only on their opioid use,” say the study’s authors.

The business case for in-hospital addiction care

Addressing addiction when people are hospitalized is an example of how “doing the right thing can lead to better quality and cost savings,” says IMPACT’s founder.