Office Based Addiction Treatment Training and Technical Assistance (OBAT TTA)

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Matthew Heerema

Matthew Heerema

Research Assistant

Matt is a Research Assistant for the OBAT TTA program at Boston Medical Center. He is involved in the preparation and implementation of research studies involving patients at the OBAT clinic and the evaluation of OBAT TTA programs. Matt holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, with a minor in Psychology, from Boston University. He is currently working toward a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counselling at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

OBAT TTA is a program of Boston Medical Center (BMC), a 514-bed academic medical center located in Boston's historic South End and the largest safety-net hospital in New England.

Funding for OBAT TTA is provided by:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
GE Foundation

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