Honora L. Englander, MD

  • Associate 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. She is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Improving Addiction Care Team (IMPACT) at OHSU. IMPACT is an interprofessional addiction medicine consult service with linkages to community addiction care for medically complex hospitalized patients with substance use disorders.  IMPACT started in July, 2015 and has served over 2400 individuals. Dr Englander leads a Substance Use Disorder in Hospital Care ECHO, a telementoring program that is supporting spread of hospital-based addictions care among interprofessional providers across Oregon hospitals. 

Care Transitions Innovation (C-TRAIN):
Co-Principal Investigator and Director

C-TraIn is a nationally recognized, multicomponent transitional care improvement program that was started for socioeconomically vulnerable adults at OHSU. C-TraIn includes 1) transitional nursing, social work, and pharmacy care; 2) enhanced linkages to primary care medical homes; and, 3) explicit efforts to better integrate care regional systems across hospital and community settings. Dr Englander co-founded C-TraIn at OHSU, and led expansion to three hospitals in the Legacy Health through funding from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI).

A complete list of Dr. Englander's publications is located here.  

News coverage: Learn more about Dr. Englander's work through this representative news coverage:

--OHSU News piece describing study of hospitalized adults during COVID pandemic

--OHSU News highlighting IMPACT effects on hospital culture

--ACP Internist highlighting role of peers in hospital care

--OHSU News, Continuing the Fight for Affordable Health Care

--Doctors Speak Out Against the Better Care Reconciliation Act

--Portland Business Journal, OHSU Study Makes Business Case for In-hospital Opioid Intervention

--OHSU News, New Study Outlines Financial Incentive for In-hospital Opioid Intervention Program

--OHSU News, Taking on the Opioid Epidemic in Oregon

--ACP Hospitalist, Take the C-TraIn


  • 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

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

Areas of interest

  • Addiction medicine
  • Care transitions


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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