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Honora L. Englander, M.D. (she/her)

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine


Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT):
Principal Investigator and Director

Dr Englander's work is at the intersection of addiction, health system transformation, and public health. Dr. Englander is founder and Principal Investigator of the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT), a nationally recognized model for hospital-based addiction care that includes physicians, social workers, and peers with lived experience in recovery. She is working to change the standard of care for hospitalized adults with substance use disorder by redesigning care and shifting our view of addiction from one of shame and stigma, towards one that embraces belonging, treatment, and healing. Dr. Englander has received numerous awards for her work transforming health systems including being named one of the Portland Business Journal’s ‘Top Forty under 40’ in 2015 and one of the American College of Physician’s Hospitalist TOP DOC in 2012. She has spoken at the National Academy of Sciences and published research in numerous medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Hospital Medicine, and the Journal of Addiction Medicine.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1998, Williams College
    • M.D., 2003, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Internship

    • Oregon Health & Science University, 2004
  • Residency

    • Oregon Health & Science Univeristy, 2006
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006
    • American Board of Addiction Medicine 2014
    • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Addiction Medicine, 2020

Areas of interest

  • Addiction medicine
  • Care transitions

Honors and awards

  • 2010 J. David Bristow Award, OHSU School of Medicine
  • Marion L Krippaehne, MD, Humanism Award, OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program, multiple years
  • 2012 ACP Hospitalist TOP DOC
  • 2014 Oregon ACP Early Career Physician Award
  • 2015 Leonard Tow Humanism Award, OHSU School of Medicine
  • 2017 NW Regional SGIM Advocacy Award
  • 2017 We are CODA Award
  • 2019 Oregon Innovation Now Award, Addiction Policy Forum
  • 2021 Early Career Achievement Award from the OHSU School of Medicine Alumni Association
  • 2021 W. Anderson Spickard, Jr. Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA)


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Kansagara D, Englander H, Salanitro A, Kagen D, Theobald C, Freeman M, Kripalani S. Risk prediction models for hospital readmission: a systematic review. JAMA. 2011 Oct 19;306(15):1688-98. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.1515. Review. PMID: 22009101
  • Englander, H, Kansagara, D. Planning and Designing the Care Transitions Innovation (C-TraIn) for Uninsured and Medicaid Patients, Journal of Hospital Medicine, 12 Mar 2012.
  • Englander H, Michaels M, Chan B, Kansagara D. The Care Transitions Innovation (C-TraIn) for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Adults: Results of a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. J Gen Intern Med. 2014;29(11):1460-7
  • Velez CM, Nicolaidis C, Korthuis PT, Englander H. "It's been an Experience, a Life Learning Experience"; A Qualitative Study of Hospitalized Patients with Substance Use Disorder. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar;32(3):221-30
  • Englander H, Weimer M, Solotaroff R, Nicolaidis C, Chan B, Velez C, Noice A, Hartnett T, Blackburn E, Barnes P, Korthuis PT. Planning and Designing the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) for Hospitalized Adults with Substance Use Disorder. J Hosp Med. 2017 May;12(5):339-342.
  • Englander H, Collins D, Perry SP, Rabinowitz M, Phoutrides E, Nicolaidis C. "We've Learned It's a Medical Illness, Not a Moral Choice": Qualitative Study of the Effects of a Multicomponent Addiction Intervention on Hospital Providers' Attitudes and Experiences. J Hosp Med. 2018 Apr 25.
  • Englander H, Dobbertin K, Lind B, Nicolaidis C, Graven P, Dorfman C, Korthuis PT. Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consultation and Post-Hospital Substance Use Disorder Treatment Engagement: A Propensity Matched Analysis. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Aug 13;. doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05251-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31410816.
  • Englander H, Gregg J, Gullickson J, Cochran Dumas O, Colasurdo C, Collins D, Alla J, Nicolaidis C. Recommendations for integrating peer mentors in hospital-based addiction care. Subst Abus. 2019 Sep 6;:1-6. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1635968. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31490736.
  • Englander H, Priest KC, Snyder H, Martin M, Calcaterra S, Gregg J. A Call to Action: Hospitalists’ Role in Addressing Substance Use Disorder. J Hosp Med. 2019 Oct 23;14:E1-E4. doi: 10.12788/jhm.3311. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:31634100
  • Englander H, Patten A, Lockard R, Muller M, Gregg J. Spreading Addictions Care Across Oregon’s Rural and Community Hospitals: Mixed-Methods Evaluation of an Interprofessional Telementoring ECHO Program. Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM). September 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06175-5


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