Gail D'Onofrio MD, MS
Professor of Emergency Medicine; Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Alcohol and other drug problems in ED setting; Brief intervention and referral to treatment; Women and heart disease perceptions of risk, knowledge and behaviors
Dr. D’Onofrio is internationally known for her work in screening ED patients for alcohol and other drug use, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT). She has received 2 NIAAA RO1 grants for ED practitioner-performed brief interventions for harmful and hazardous drinking (Project ED Health I and II). She is also PI on a NIDA RO1 for screening, intervention, treatment and referral of patients with opioid dependence (Project ED Health III). In addition she is the PI on a UO1 from SAMHSA that trains residents in all primary care specialties including Emergency Medicine Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Med/Peds, Pediatrics, OB/GYN and Psychiatry on SBIRT.
In addition Dr. D’Onofrio is a national expert in Women and Heart Disease and has been an integral part of the Yale-New Haven Hospital Women’s Heart Program. She completed a 2 year DHHS grant evaluating targeted interventions for women with cardiac risk factors in the ED Chest Pain Center. She is also a senior co-investigator on a large NHLBI grant studying young women with acute MI, enrolling at over 100 sites nationally (PI: Krumholz).
Dr. D'Onofrio also serves as a mentor on several other grants funded and submitted by other DEM faculty. She routinely sits on review panels for NIDA, NIAAA and NHLBI. She is a founding member, representing Emergency Medicine, on the American Board of Addiction Medicine.