American Society of Addiciton Medicine

Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, FAPA, DFASAM

Board of Directors

Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, FAPA, DFASAM


Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, FAPA, DFASAM is an addiction physician and the Medical Director of the Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Brian currently serves as President of the ASAM Board of Directors. He chairs the 2021 Strategic Planning Task Force; he also serves as a member of ASAM’s Medical Education Council, Finance Council and other committees. He chairs the Los Angeles County SafeMedLA Medications for Addiction Treatment Action Team, and is the Clinical Director of the Addiction Treatment Starts Here programs through the Center for Care Innovations, focused on increasing the delivery of medications for addiction treatment in California’s community health centers.

He is a senior researcher at the Friends Research Institute; and is a primary investigator on a Tobacco-Related Disease Prevention Program-funded project integrating smoking cessation services into community mental health centers and patient-centered medical homes. Additionally, Dr. Hurley is the grant lead for several Medications for Addiction Treatment Access Points projects funded by the Sierra Health Foundation supporting access to medications for addiction treatment across Los Angeles County.

Brian completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); and, is an alumnus of the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency Training Program and the New York University Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. Additionally, he has served in various roles for the Massachusetts Society of Addiction Medicine, New York Society of Addiction Medicine, and California Society of Addiction Medicine.


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