National Registry of SBIRT Trainers

Richard L. Brown MD, MPH

Wellsys, LLC

Contact Information

Address:
125 N Hamilton St.
Unit 1001
Madison, Wisconsin 53703

Phone: 608-658-1916

Email: drrichbrown@gmail.com

Experience

Expert Trainer, Expert Facilitator

Experience Implementing: Yes

Workshops per Year: 10-15

Other topics trainer is expert in: Motivational interviewing (strongly emphasized in the approach to SBIRT) Smoking screening and cessation Screening and collaborative care for depression and other mental health disorders Primary care/behavioral health integration Integrating medication-assisted treatment into SBIRT, Screening and intervention for other behavioral risks and disorders

Comments: Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Director of the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, which has worked with dozens of healthcare settings since 2006 to implement SBIRT, screened over 100,000 patients, delivered over 20,000 brief interventions, and documented substantial reductions in substance use and healthcare costs Director of Project MAINSTREAM, which brought training on SBIRT and other aspects of substance abuse to over 10,000 trainees of multiple professions Conducted numerous trainings on SBIRT and similar services for smoking, depression and cardiovascular risk reduction over the past 30 years CEO of Wellsys, LLC, which provides training, software and ongoing support to guide delivery of SBIRT and similar services for other behavioral risks and disorders, and to enable population health management for behavioral risks and disorders Especially skilled and interested in helping healthcare settings maximize workflow and implement systems to ensure systematic, high-fidelity, population-wide delivery of SBIRT plus screening and intervention for other important behavioral risks and disorders Especially skilled and interested in discussing with healthcare administrators the business case for SBIRT and similar services for other behavioral risks and disorder, taking into account the rapid transition to value-based reimbursement