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Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry

Keywords/Search Terms:

ASAM Criteria, drug testing, clinical policies, professionalism, board certification, Suboxone, buprenorphine, opiates, alcohol, toxicology, drug screening, addiction treatment, drug treatment, alcohol treatment, overdose, stigma, medical director, addiction medicine, overdose, methamphetamine.


MD, Medical College of Virginia; Psychiatry, Medical College of Virginia; Substance Abuse Medicine Fellowship, Medical College of Virginia

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Additional Information

Dr. Jarvis has been holding leadership positions in addiction medicine for decades, in clinical, academic and policy positions. She has led clinical teams at ASAM levels 3.7 (medically managed inpatient) and 1.7 (medically managed outpatient). She has designed clinical programs and overseen their implementation and maintenance. The programs she has designed and worked with include both medication management and counseling therapies. She has taught at all levels of medical education, helping to start an addiction medicine fellowship program that was in the first groups to receive accreditation from the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American College of Graduate Medical Education. She has served on the committee that has written the Addiction Medicine certifying board examination since 2000. She has held numerous leadership positions with the American Society of Addiction Medicine, serving both as a member of the board and as an officer of the board. She has long been part of the Quality Improvement Council, serving in the leadership. This council oversees development of clinical guidelines and other clinical documents and thus has significant influence on the standards of care for patients with substance use disorders. As part of the work on the Quality Improvement Council, she has held and does hold leadership positions with regard to the ASAM Criteria, the most widely used criteria for placing patients at different levels of care. She began working as an expert witness in 2020 and has testified in federal court 4 times.