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Biography - Audrey M. Kern, MD, DFASAM

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Audrey Kern, MD, DFASAM is board certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Preventative Medicine and has been board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and American Board of Emergency Medicine. She is currently Global Medical Director at Pear Therapeutics, serving as an expert in Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder for the development of digital therapies. In addition to this work, she maintains a clinical practice as Medical Director at Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire, in Antrim New Hampshire, a residential treatment facility for women.

Dr. Kern is an active leader within the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). She is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is currently serving as Region III Director. And, Immediate Past President of the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine. She has made significant contributions to the field of addiction medicine. As Medical Director for the Addiction Research Center at Dartmouth, Dr. Kern was active in the design and coordination of multi-center trials with a focus on increasing treatment options for alcoholism. During her tenure at the Addiction Treatment Program at Dartmouth, she was a collaborating physician in the Vermont Medication Assisted Treatment Learning Collaborative, helping to pioneer the Hub and Spoke model of addiction health care delivery. As a member of the Perinatal Treatment Program, she provided specialized treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. She has served in multiple leadership roles including Medical Director for the State of Vermont Department of Corrections, providing oversight in healthcare services for all inmates in the State of Vermont, and is a Certified Correctional Health Professional. Other roles have included Medical Director for Health Care Resource Centers, methadone treatment programs in New Hampshire, and the Road to a Better Life programs providing evaluation, coordination and ongoing care for addictions patients outpatient-based opioid treatment.

Dr. Kern earned her Medical Degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla NY and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany NY. She was the recipient of the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and served in the United States Air Force from 1985 through 1997. She served on active duty as an Emergency Physician at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrew Air Force Base, Washington, DC and later at Walter Reed Army Hospital, and was a Clinical Instructor at the Uniformed Service University of Health Services in Bethesda, MD. She received the United States Air Force Medal for Meritorious Service.