Our ECHO Teams
Find Addiction Medicine experts who are leading discussions about opioid use and abuse.
Integrated Opioid and Addiction Care ECHO Team
Gavin Bart, MD, PhD
Hennepin Healthcare Addiction Medicine Physician
Project ECHO Lead
Dr. Gavin Bart is Director of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare and Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He received his MD from the University of Minnesota and trained in internal medicine at Hennepin Healthcare. His PhD is in experimental and clinical pharmacology, also from the University of Minnesota. He trained in addiction medicine at The Rockefeller University where he continued as Director of Clinical Research until moving to Minnesota. His areas of expertise include clinical pharmacology and the pharmacological management of opioid dependence. His current research areas include the population pharmacokinetics of methadone, genetic influences of methadone pharmacology and treatment outcome, and he is co-PI of the newly funded NorthStar Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and provides ongoing international technical assistance to the PEPFAR/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s capacity-building efforts in Vietnam.
Brian Grahan, MD, PhD
Hennepin Healthcare Addiction Medicine Physician
Project ECHO Co-Lead
Dr. Grahan’s clinical practice focuses on the care of people with substance use disorders as well as the social, medical, and psychiatric conditions that often occur together. His PhD work focused on behavioral economics and outcome measurement issues related to substance use in adolescents and young adults. After spending a year learning advanced quality improvement and performance measurement techniques, he’s excited to join the faculty at Hennepin Healthcare to combine these efforts to improve the care for people who live in the Twin Cities community.
To request a speaking engagement or case consultation with Dr. Grahan, please email Elizabeth Ryan, Project ECHO Coordinator, at [email protected].
Cameron Weaver, PhD, LP
Project ECHO Psychologist
Dr. Weaver is an integrated behavioral health provider, specializing in brief assessment and psychological interventions for mental, physical, and chemical health conditions. He completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK and an NIH/NIAAA postdoctoral fellowship in addictions research at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. At Hennepin Healthcare, he treats health conditions with empirically supported treatments such as behavioral activation, exposure therapy, cognitive restructuring, and harm reduction/relapse prevention. His research interests are in risk and protective factors alcohol misuse and brief motivational interventions for alcohol misuse.
Nathan Erickson, LADC
Project ECHO Alcohol Drug Counselor
Nate has been a drug counselor for 9+ years. Having worked at St. Joe's inpatient cd program, Maghakian for People Incorporated, and currently Hennepin Healthcare, he enjoys existential themes and motivational interviewing. He is also working with the Hennepin County drug court and trying to increase access to medication-assisted treatment for people in jail.
Dr. Helen Wood
Project ECHO Psychiatrist
Dr. Wood has broad experience in both primary care and psychiatry. She has completed residencies and board certification in both internal medicine and psychiatry. She has extensive experience in addiction and community psychiatry. She joined the Primary Care Behavioral Health team at Hennepin Healthcare in 2016 and divides her time between doing psychiatric consultations in our primary care clinics and her private practice. Providing evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders is a rewarding part of longitudinal psychiatric care. MAT (medication-assisted treatment) is one of our great breakthroughs in addiction medicine and I am delighted to help the ECHO team with a psychiatric perspective to this treatment.
Midwest Tribal ECHO Team
Laurelle Myhra, PhD, LMFT
Director of Behavioral Health, Native American Community Clinic (NACC)
Dr. Myhra is an enrolled member of Red Lake Nation and is the Director of Behavioral Health at the Native American Community Clinic (NACC). She completed her doctorate at the University of Minnesota in Family Social Science and Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012, where she was an AAMFT SAMHSA fellow. She has dedicated her career to advancing knowledge of- and advocating for social and systems change to decrease the racial and health disparities faced Native American people. She serves in an advisory compacity for MDH, Hennepin Healthcare, and Children’s Hospital.
Kari Rabie, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Native American Community Clinic (NACC)
Dr. Rabie has been the Chief Medical Officer at the Native American Community Clinic (NACC) since 2011. Prior to working at NACC she was Medical Director at Southside Community Health Services. She is a Board Certified Family Practice Physician, graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1998 and completed her residency training at the Hennepin County Family Practice Residency Program in 2001.She is certified as a buprenorphine provider and started a multidisciplinary Medication Assisted Recovery Services team at the Native American Community Clinic.
Michelle Corcoran, Nurse Care Coordinator, Native American Community Clinic (NACC)
Michelle Corcoran is a Nurse Care Coordinator working in NACC's Medication Assisted Treatment program. She is trained as a Public Health Nurse and received her Bachelor’s Degree in nursing from St. Catherine University. Michelle uses her 15 years of nursing experience to provide holistic, patient-centered care to her patients. She is passionate about improving healthcare for patients with mental health and substance use conditions.