Our Team


Dr. Jason Satterfield

Jason Satterfield, PhD (Principal Investigator [PI] & Evaluator) is the Director of Behavioral Medicine, Academy Endowed Chair for Teaching Innovation, and full Professor of Clinical Medicine in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Division of General Internal Medicine. As PI, he provides strategic direction, vision, and leadership for the ADOPT project, assures support and resources, provides oversight of quality work, and supervises the project coordinator. He has demonstrated leadership of national programs and expertise in health professions education, behavior change, addiction medicine, and implementation science. As evaluator, he is responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of all assessment tools and project evaluations. Most recently, he led an effort to create “implementation toolkits” to promote the uptake of APA clinical practice guidelines and is working with the UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center to promote leadership academies and systems changes for tobacco cessation and smokefree policies using stepped technical assistance.


Dr. Alexa Curtis

Alexa Curtis, PhD, RN, FNP-BC (Co-Investigator) is an Associate Professor and Director of NP Programs at the University of San Francisco (USF), School of Nursing and Health Professions. She is a content expert in rural health, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations including at-risk youth and persons with substance use disorders (SUD). She maintains a faculty practice in addiction medicine and primary care in a rural community as a waivered medication-assisted treatment (MAT) provider where she trains family and psychiatric NP learners. She collaborated on the development of the MAT program receiving “Hub and Spoke” grant funding through the California Department of Healthcare Services. She is extensively networked with other MAT providers and supporting organizations in Northern California through active participation in the California Department of Public Health Rx Safety Opioid Coalition. Dr. Curtis is an expert on interprofessional education and a TeamSTEPPS master trainer. She collaborated with Dr. Satterfield on a recent SBIRT interprofessional training grant and has implemented on-going interprofessional collaborative training experiences for NP learners with the University of the Pacific, Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy. She has been the project director for 2015 and 2017 California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development awards focused on the development of culturally competent clinical training opportunities within rural communities. She assists in the development, integration and direct teaching of the MAT curriculum as USF, SSU [Sonoma State University], and UCSF. Additionally, she collaborates with the California Opioid Safety Coalition to identify and engage clinical training organizations. She also assists in the collection, analysis and dissemination of outcome data.


Dr. Karen Werder

Karen Werder, PhD, MSN, PMHNP-BC (Co-Investigator) is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Sonoma State University (SSU) and a Board Certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She directly provides required classroom curricula and clinical services at Sonoma County Behavioral Health Services and at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where a majority of her patients have substance use disorders (SUD). She has an understanding of complex health systems, clinical workflows, provider challenges, and patient needs, including work to identify and support internal champions. She has authored clinical practice guidelines and quality improvement procedures. She has demonstrated competence in curricular development, change management, and mastery of evaluation and assessment methods and is currently strategically positioned to influence future curricular innovations. Dr. Werder has completed the Providers' Clinical Support System (PCSS) training for NPs and her Notice of Intent has been submitted. She leads the SSU subcontract and will be responsible for adapting and implementing the PCSS/APNA waiver training for FNP students at SSU. She works with local program directors to facilitate clinical field placements to reinforce the waiver training and skills. She also oversees local data collection and evaluations and participate in broader project innovations to promote learner and faculty engagement.


Stephanie Reynolds

Stephanie Reynolds, MPH (Project Coordinator) graduated in December 2019 from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology and a Certificate in Maternal and Child Health (MCH). Throughout her undergraduate and graduate studies, Stephanie has developed a passion for substance use and mental wellness, especially among underserved and MCH populations. Upon completion of her MPH, Stephanie relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area where she serves as the Clinical Research Coordinator for the ADOPT Project. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Jason Satterfield), she manages the distribution, implementation, and collection of necessary data.