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

Director, Center for Multi-System Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic, American Institutes for Research (AIR), Chicago, Illinois; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine/Department of Psychiatry Section of Population Behavioral Health, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois; Part-time 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 worked in federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in both Baltimore and Chicago. Her role at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) focuses on public health and systems solutions to the opioid crisis, and she also continues to work clinically on a part-time basis at Heartland Alliance Health, a health care for the homeless provider in Chicago. Her clinical focus is working with medically underserved populations, with a specific focus on integration of behavioral and physical health.