Justin Berk, MD MPH MBA
I am an addiction medicine physician-researcher that finds incredible meaning working with resilient patients that overcome significant barriers in their daily lives. Unfortunately, the natural progression of disease for many with drug use is incarceration and so my work led me behind the walls to care for many of my patients. The harms of incarceration disproportionately fall upon marginalized populations and medical professionals serve in a unique setting to advocate for improvements in health and society.
Justin Berk, MD MPH MBA is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, in Pediatrics, and in Addiction Medicine. He completed his residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Combined Internal Medicine – Pediatrics Urban Health Residency Program in Baltimore, Maryland. His research focuses on improving treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder in carceral settings. His NIDA K23 focuses on injectable buprenorphine access before community re-entry. Dr. Berk previously served as the Medical Director for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections.
BA – Yale University | MPH – Yale School of Public Health | MBA Texas Tech Rawls College of Business | MD – Texas Tech Health Sciences Center (Lubbock, TX)