Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FASAM, FACPM

Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Chicago Department of Public Health, Illinois; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine/Department of Psychiatry Section of Population Behavioral Health, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois; Volunteer physician, Heartland Alliance Health, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Salisbury-Afshar is board-certified in family medicine, general preventive medicine/public health, and addiction medicine. She earned her medical degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois, and her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed a family medicine residency at the University of Illinois-Chicago/Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a residency in preventive medicine at Johns Hopkins University. Since graduating from family medicine residency in 2010, Dr. Salisbury-Afshar has continuously done clinical work in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in both Baltimore and Chicago. Although she currently works for the City of Chicago in a nonclinical job, she continues to manage a small patient panel and work clinically a half day per week at Heartland Alliance Health, a health care for the homeless provider in Chicago. In large part, her public health work has focused on addressing the opioid crisis and supporting data-driven decision-making and dissemination of evidence-based best practices. Her clinical focus is working with medically underserved populations, with a specific focus on integration of behavioral and physical health.