Faculty & Staff


Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH

Marc N. Gourevitch, MD, MPH, is the Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor and founding Chair of the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Gourevitch is Principal Investigator of the Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET) program, a NIDA-funded initiative to increase substance use research among medical, nursing, dentistry and social work students.  In other research, Dr. Gourevitch focuses on improving health outcomes among drug users and other underserved populations, integrating pharmacologic treatments for opioid and alcohol dependence into primary care, and developing strategies for bridging academic research with applied challenges faced by health care delivery systems and public sector initiatives.

Kathleen Hanley, MD

Kathleen Hanley, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine and an Associate Director of the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program. Kathleen is currently the curriculum director for the Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET) program, a NIDA-funded inter-professional initiative to increase substance use research among health professional students. She practices primary care at Gouverneur Health where she also supervises medical students and residents. Her research interests include longitudinal assessment of clinical skills, especially using OSCEs and unannounced standardized patients.

Jennifer McNeely, MD, MS

Jennifer McNeely, MD, MS is Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Population Health, and a general internist specialized in addiction medicine. Dr. McNeely’s research focuses on the implications of substance use for individuals and health systems, and on improving the identification and treatment of addiction in general medical settings. As a NIH/NIDA-funded investigator, she has developed patient self-administered substance use screening tools and clinical decision support to assist medical providers in addressing unhealthy drug use. Dr. McNeely is also a clinician in the Adult Primary Care and HIV clinics at Bellevue Hospital.

Frederick More, DDS, MS

Frederick More, DDS, MS, is Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Health Promotion. Over the past 15 years, he has been active in human research ethics. He has been part of the SARET project since it was funded and worked collaboratively to develop curriculum modules. His primary interest is engaging students about the stereotypes that serve as a barrier to care for persons with substance use disorders

Madeline A. Naegle, PhD, CNS-PMH,BC, FAAN

Madeline A. Naegle, PhD, CNS-PMH, BC, FAAN, is internationally known for program development, publications and implementation of policy in addictions education and psychiatric nursing. Her leadership emphasizes integration of behavioral health into health professional education and health care delivery. Dr. Naegle has directed five HRSA funded programs on substance abuse curricula for nursing, specialty certification, and faculty development in substance abuse education.

Dr. Naegle’s nursing and interdisciplinary publications on addiction/psychiatric nursing include a text on substance abuse and a federally sponsored model nursing curriculum on substance related disorders.

Ellen Tuchman, PhD

Ellen Tuchman, PhD, is Associate Professor at the New York University Silver School of Social Work. Dr. Tuchman's research focus is on women’s substance abuse, health and mental health, with a focus on injecting drug using practices, risk, and decision-making.


Sewit Bereket, MPH

Sewit Bereket, MPH, is the Program Manager for the Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET) program, an NIH-funded educational and research initiative within the Department of Population Health. As Program Manager, Sewit works closely with Dr. Hanley overseeing the program’s implementation and evaluation. Before joining NYU School of Medicine, she studied epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where she doubled as a teaching assistant in graduate-level biostatistics courses. During her time at Mailman, Sewit was also a part of a large-scale NIH-funded HIV prevention study to evaluate interest and uptake of PEP among injection drug users in NYC.