American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Board of Directors

Leadership

Board of Directors

Gregg C. Lund, DO, MS, FAAP, FASAM

Candidate for Director At Large

I have been fortunate to have had a varied and fulfilling career. This has included, amongst other roles: Neonatologist, Medical Informatician, serial business co-founder, educator, multiple dean-level medical school positions, researcher (from basic science, quality improvement to workforce), mentor, and Addiction Medicine physician.

My entry into Addiction Medicine was based on my experience as a Senior Associate Dean where I was the liaison between our primary care physicians and the local health department primary care clinic. There were essentially no addiction medicine services for our patients, especially adolescents. I turned to providing addiction medical care to pay back to the community.

 

Candidate Questionnaire Responses

1. What have been your greatest contributions to ASAM or to the field of addiction medicine over the last 10 years?
Pushing for the availability of adolescent addiction care and attempting to support a more diverse addiction medicine workforce.

2. How would your election to the ASAM Board of Directors benefit ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?
I am a serial co-founder of businesses and groups using a system-based approach. I have a background in research and quality improvement (including experience using data to analyze workforce/workflow). I am clearly an outsider from the mainstream organization. But I believe this perspective, when contributed respectfully, brings diverse thinking to organizational problem-solving.

The areas in that I can use my expertise to help ASAM are:

  • Clarifying the role ASAM plays in addiction-related organizations and assisting in the development of long-range planning. With so many varied organizations in the domain, many with overlapping members, it is unclear what role ASAM plays now and in the future.
  • Championing for a more diverse workforce. This is not only in the selection of individuals we recruit and train but in how we support them for professional advancement.
  • Push for the inclusion of critical and underrepresented content in the basics of our training programs. These include adolescent/pediatric/young adult populations, pregnant/post-partum women, research/quality improvement, correctional settings, and other special populations such as rural and Native Americans.
  • Develop a mid-career mentoring program for all settings our members are involved in.