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Emily Loscalzo, PsyD, MAC, NCSE

Board Member

Dr. Loscalzo is the Director of Harm Reduction Services at Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. She is also employed part-time with the University of Pennsylvania, participating in grant-funded research on pharmacogenetics of opioid use disorder under Dr. Wade Berrettini. She is a former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University, where she held a supervisory position in the Division of Substance Abuse Programs, primarily overseeing medications for addiction treatment programs. Her previous experience includes therapy, counseling, and administrative work at Keystone Center, Girard Medical Center, Montgomery County Emergency Service, University of Pennsylvania Counseling and Psychological Services, Pennsylvania Hospital, Discovery House, Institute of Addiction Medicine, and Friends Hospital.

Her interests include treatment of substance use disorders, particularly medication-assisted treatment, psychopharmacology, outcomes research, and program development and evaluation. She has presented her research at conferences for the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, and the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. Her work has been published in Aging Clinical and Experimental Research and The American Journal on Addictions.

Dr. Loscalzo earned her Doctor of Psychology degree from Chestnut Hill College in 2013. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, with certifications as a Master Addiction Counselor and National Clinical Supervisor Endorsement. She completed a Certificate in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Leadership Program at Jefferson through the School of Population Health 2019.

Why I Serve at Gaudenzia:

I was graciously invited to serve on Gaudenzia’s Board of Directors and chose to do so because of Gaudenzia’s reputation for excellence, breadth and depth of services, and adaptation of treatment strategies to meet our evolving understanding of the needs of the people we serve.

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