Elizabeth A. Samuels, MD, MPH, MHS is an emergency medicine physician, health services trained researcher, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and consulting Assistant Medical Director for the Overdose Prevention Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health. She completed her emergency medicine training at the Brown Emergency Medicine Residency Program, a health service research and health policy fellowship at the Yale National Clinician Scholars Program, and is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Her work focuses on the treatment of substance use disorders and how the emergency department can be leveraged to improve population health and reduce health inequities. She has worked on implementation and evaluation of emergency department-based naloxone distribution, buprenorphine initiation, and community health worker/peer recovery specialist programs. In April 2020, she launched the Buprenorphine Hotline, a statewide tele-bridge buprenorphine clinic which provides 24/7 audio telehealth assessments for initiation of buprenorphine for treatment of opioid use disorder.