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Kelly Clark        

Founder and President, Addiction Crisis Solutions

Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA is a psychiatrist and President of Addiction Crisis Solutions, assisting stakeholder groups transforming addiction care into evidence-based, cost-effective systems.

Considered one of the nation’s leading experts on substance use disorder and addiction care, she is frequently invited to testify about the disease of addiction and needed systems of treatment before Congress and to federal organizations and other drug policy stakeholders

She was previously President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) with over 6,500 addiction physician specialists. Dr. Clark has provided expertise about addiction and needed systems of care to the Presidential Opioid Commission, FDA, SAMHSA, the Pew Trusts, National Safety Council, and National Business Group on Health. Her unique understanding of the elements needed to produce a well-functioning care system stands on breadth of experience – including Chief Medical Officer for 2 privately held multi-state treatment organizations, medical director for a community health plan (CDPHP) and CVS Caremark. Dr. Clark worked on “Opioids and the Workplace: An Employer Toolkit for Supporting Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery” with the Kentuckiana Health Collaborative, a member of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Currently she is on the Steering Committee of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative to Counter the US Opioid Crisis.

Dr. Clark earned her Doctorate in Medicine from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; an MBA with Certificate in Health Sector Management from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Durham, NC; and a BA in psychology from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. She completed residency in psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


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