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Professor of Medicine and Clinical & Translational Science
Chief, Section of Treatment, Research, and Education in Addiction Medicine
Director, GIM Clinician-Researcher Fellowship Program
Medical Director, General Internal Medicine Center for Opioid Recovery
Co-Director, Clinical and Translational Science Fellowship
Co-Director, NRSA for Primary Medical Care
Dr. Kraemer’s research interests are in the delivery and implementation of patient-centered strategies for the detection and early intervention of unhealthy alcohol and drug use, the application of cost-effectiveness methodology to alcohol and drug detection and treatment programs, and the comparative effectiveness of alcohol and drug addiction treatment on HIV outcomes and quality of HIV care.
He serves as co-investigator and Pittsburgh Principal Investigator for the national, multi-site Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) on the impact of multi-substance use and use in a prospective cohort of 9000 HIV infected and uninfected veterans and a “virtual” cohort of all 47,000+ HIV-infected Veterans in care since 1998. He is currently Principal Investigator of a 5-year NIAAA R01“Comparative Effectiveness of Alcohol and Drug Treatment in HIV-Infected Veterans” which aims to compare the impact of different alcohol and illicit drug treatment approaches on the outcomes of HIV virologic control and quality of HIV care.
Dr. Kraemer has extensive research mentoring experience across the spectrum of predoctoral students to postdoctoral fellows to junior and mid-level faculty. Currently, he is primary mentor to several University of Pittsburgh junior faculty, fellows, and residents. He serves as a “Master Mentor” in the ICRE “Training Early Academic Mentors” program, is co-leader for the ICRE’s annual “Mentoring Matters” half-day workshop, and teaches in the University of Pittsburgh Office for Academic Career Development’s professional development workshop series, including the session on K awards. Nationally, he has served on the AAMC “Committee on Training Physicians to be Clinical-Translational Investigators.”