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Edward A. Jouney, DO, FASAM

Candidate for Director-at-Large

Biography and Statement

Edward A. Jouney, DO, FASAM

1. How would your election benefit ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?

I’m hoping that ASAM and field of addiction medicine would benefit from my 7 years of experience in education. There’s a growing need for educational programs on addiction in medical schools and post-graduate training programs. Better education is the key to strengthening advocacy, which will ultimately lead to improved treatment delivery. I’m also hoping that my years of experience in treating pregnant women will benefit ASAM. There are, unfortunately, limited resources for pregnant women who struggle with substance use disorders, and these women are often misunderstood and inappropriately labeled. Through this leadership position, I would strive to make a difference.

2. What are your greatest contributions to ASAM and the field of addiction medicine?

My greatest contributions to addiction medicine include my efforts in educating communities and healthcare professionals about substance use disorders. This commitment has led to my delivery multiple presentations throughout the state of Michigan; I have lectured in diverse settings, ranging from small community organizations to large academic institutions such as Wayne State University, Michigan State University, and Center Michigan University. At U-M, I’ve been involved in educating trainees, and regularly provide didactic sessions to both third- and fourth-year students and psychiatry residents.

I’ve also recently volunteered to mentor a third-year medical student during a 12-month longitudinal clinical experience on addiction medicine. I’m thrilled about my new role as Fellowship Program Director and I believe that training future addiction medicine physicians is a meaningful contribution to the field. As a member of ASAM since 2010, I’m excited for the opportunity to become more deeply involved and to contribute to the field on a national level.

My contributions thus far include participating in annual meetings, recruiting members, and advocating for the importance of the organization.

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Jouney’s interest in addiction medicine began at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, where he was working as a general psychiatrist, in a partial hospitalization program. He recognized the need for more addiction treatment services in the veteran population, and in the local community. It is through his work at the VA that he developed a passion for addiction psychiatry and the need for such expertise in the surrounding area. He left his fulltime position at the VA to purse formal training in addiction.

In 2011, Dr. Jouney completed an addiction psychiatry fellowship at the University of Michigan (U-M). After completing his fellowship, Dr. Jouney was recruited to a faculty position at U-M and has since been working as an addiction psychiatrist, in both a clinical and administrative capacity. Dr. Jouney’s clinical interests include treating healthcare professionals with substance use disorders. He works very closely with the state of Michigan's health professionals monitoring program and has developed expertise in the evaluation and treatment of licensed healthcare providers. Additionally, Dr. Jouney has treated pregnant women with addiction for the last 7 years and holds a joint appointment with U-M’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Based on this experience, he was recently appointed to the State of Michigan’s Maternal Mortality Surveillance Committee.

Dr. Jouney is currently the Program Director for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at U-M, and participates in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. Dr. Jouney has been involved both at the regional and national level, advocating for improved substance use education amongst healthcare providers. He has provided lectures on addiction throughout the state of Michigan, including several medical schools and community healthcare institutions. At U-M, he has provided lectures to five different departments within the medical school. Dr. Jouney has been active at the national level with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), and he currently serves as the co-director of Area IV, which includes several mid-western states. He has also served on AAAP’s membership committee.