Helping solve the opioid addiction crisis
Meet Our Team
Alister Martin is a practicing emergency physician and Founder of Get Waivered, a campaign aimed at transforming emergency rooms nationwide into the front door for recovery treatment for those suffering from opioid addiction. This work now serves as a national model at the NIH with several state partnerships including Get Waivered Texas and Get Waivered Nebraska. His work has been written about in the Boston Globe, NPR, and JAMA. His background in behavioral economics and work in collaboration with behavioral economics firm ideas42, led him to explore insights and approaches from behavioral science to optimize emergency department OUD treatment protocols to get physicians waivered and then enable physicians to help more patients get into effective, evidence-based treatment.
Dr. Shuhan He is a practicing emergency physician and an investigator who looks at the way digital technologies can improve health outcomes and communications with patients. He helps oversee the web infrastructure that powers Get Waivered National.
With a background in health policy and management, Amala manages the day to day operations and research infrastructure of Get Waivered. She recently completed her graduate studies at Harvard University and plans to pursue a medical degree in the future. Her areas of expertise include the nexus between medicine and policy and bioethics.
A Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration, Minor in Mass Communications and a Master of International Business who works as a Harvard Research Trainee to lead national public health campaigns as she pursues a Doctor of Medicine.
Jun Nakagawa is a Doctor of Public Health candidate at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has worked in the intersection of behavioral science, communications and health in Southeast Asia and North America.
Kameron Black is a digital media expert driven to live out his passion for digital health and for serving medically underserved patient populations. With the experience gained from his MPH degree in Community & Behavioral Health and his time spent working in Silicon Valley’s tech industry, he has refined his career interest in creating sustainable impact via the creation of culturally competent healthcare technology.
Adam Goodcoff is a Social Media guru and the Co-Founder of The Med Life. Inspired by his teaching fellowship in medical school, Adam co-founded The Med Life to bring all of healthcares' providers together in one place. He has continued to educate and mentor through The Med Life in addition to working with well established MedEd groups such as ALiEM. Adam is excited to bring his expertise in all things social to the Get Waivered team!
Ali S. Raja, MD, MBA, MPH, is Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Raja is the Editor-in-Chief of NEJM Journal Watch Emergency Medicine and his work focuses on the transformation of evidence based practices into common practice in emergency medicine. He brings his extensive clinical, research, and operational background to advise on scaling and strategic partnerships for Get Waivered.