2021 Addiction Policy Forum Pillar of Excellence Award to Dr. Leana Wen

Updated: Jul 17



The 2021 Addiction Policy Forum Pillar of Excellence Award is awarded to

Dr. Leana Wen


Presented annually, this award is to honor those in the field who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in improving our response to individuals with substance use disorders and communities in need.


Dr. Leana Wen is an emergency physician and visiting professor of health policy and management at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. A nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, she is also a contributing columnist for The Washington Post, writing on health policy and public health, and an on-air commentator for CNN as a medical analyst. Previously, she served as health commissioner for the city of Baltimore, where she led the nation’s oldest continuously operating health department to combat the opioid epidemic and improve maternal and child health.


Learn more about Dr. Wen here.


View Dr. Wen's award acceptance below.