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

A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals

Lessons Learned: Health Equity, COVID-19, and Addiction Treatment

February 26, 2021
12:00 pm–1:30 pm ET

This panel discussion will cover the clinical lessons learned concerning health equity and addiction treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

PLEASE NOTE: This training is for Bay Cove Human Services ONLY.

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Virtual meeting

Via Zoom


Moderated by Peggy Johnson, MD, this panel discussion will highlight the best practices in working with people of color in an integrated model of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuing education credits will be offered for LMHC, Social Workers, and Recovery Coaches, pending approval.

Intended audience

Staff and affiliates of Bay Cove Human Services.


Vonzella Bryant, MD

Dr. Bryant is an emergency medicine physician at Boston Medical Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. She has over 20 years as an Attending Physician and was a Co-director of the Lahey Hospital Morbidity & Mortality Conference. In addition to being a licensed physician, Dr. Bryant holds a Drug Enforcement Administration license and a MA controlled substance license.

Sheila Chapman, MD

Dr. Chapman is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Boston Medical Center's (BMC's) Section of General Internal Medicine and is certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is the Department of Medicine’s Associate Chair for Diversity and Inclusion at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM). She is a passionate advocate for post-graduate trainees, residents, and fellows from Under-Represented Groups (URGs). She has received regional and national recognition for her roles in designing and participating in multiple cultural sensitivity curricula and workshops.

Peggy Johnson, MD

Dr. Johnson is the Chief of Psychiatry at Commonwealth Care Alliance and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

Kiame Mahaniah, MD

Dr. Mahaniah is the CEO of Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, MA.  Dr. Mahaniah’s overarching interest in medicine is the pursuit of social justice and the interaction, communication, and complexity of doctor/patient relationships.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

Sponsored by

Boston Medical Center Grayken Center for Addiction, Department of Public Health, Bureau of Addiction Services

Accreditation information

Continuing education credits are pending approval.

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