Allison Burns, PharmD, RPh
President and Chief Executive Officer, End Mass Overdose, Inc.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Hope House Addiction Services
President, Atlas Health Partners Corporation
Pharmacist Consultant and Advisor, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services
Affiliate Faculty, Northeastern University and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
United States Naval Academy, Bachelor of Science
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy
Awards and Honors: 2017 Upsher-Smith Excellence in Innovation Award, Massachusetts Pharmacist's Association; 2016 Top 40 Under 40, The Boston Business Journal; 2016 Spirit of Pharmacy Award, MA College of Pharmacy
Advisory Boards and Committees: Dept. of Public Health Naloxone Workgroup; Advisory Board, Boston Medical Center Maximizing Opioid Safety with Naloxone (MOON) Study; Advisory Committee, Massachusetts Pharmacists Association Operation Prevention; Massachusetts Health Council member
Allison served in the Navy until she turned in her flight suit for a white coat and transitioned to civilian healthcare. Following active duty, she signed a 7-year commitment to serve as an Intelligence Officer in the Reserves while completing her doctorate degree. She is a registered pharmacist with specialities in substance abuse and addiction medicine. She completed over 3,000 hours of clinical training as a PGY1 Resident at Beth Israel Medical Center and as an intern at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Department of Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, and CVS Pharmacy. Allison has been personally impacted by the Opioid Epidemic after being overprescribed painkillers at a Florida VA facility for a hip injury. Overprescribing continued when she was diagnosed with stage 3 avascular necrosis (bone death) of the left ankle. She is a strong supporter of her young brother, who is in long term recovery.