Audrey Kern, MD
Global Medical Director
Dr. Kern is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventative Medicine, American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She currently works as Global Medical Director at Pear Therapeutics. She is an expert in Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Use Disorder implementing the development of Prescription Digital Therapeutics as software-based treatments for SUD and OUD. Dr. Kern is an active leader within the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is Immediate Past President of the Northern New England Society of Addiction Medicine, representing Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont, and currently serves as ASAM Region III Director with responsibility for the New England region. She has made significant contributions to the field of addiction medicine. As Medical Director for the Addiction Research Center at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Dr. Kern facilitated the design and coordination of NIH and industry-sponsored multi-center trials at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and other clinic sites in New Hampshire and throughout the country, with a focus on increasing treatment options for alcoholism. During her tenure at the Addiction Treatment Program at Dartmouth, she was a collaborating physician in the Vermont Medication Assisted Treatment Learning Collaborative, helping to pioneer the Hub and Spoke model of addiction health care delivery. As a member of the Perinatal Treatment Program, she provided specialized treatment for pregnant and postpartum women with substance use disorders. She has served in multiple leadership roles including Medical Director for the State of Vermont Department of Corrections, providing leadership and oversight in healthcare services for all inmates in the State of Vermont. As Medical Director for Health Care Resource Centers, methadone treatment programs in New Hampshire, and the Road to a Better Life program, she oversaw the evaluation, coordination, and ongoing care for addictions patients in outpatient-based opioid treatment. Dr. Kern earned her Medical Degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla NY and completed her Emergency Medicine residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany NY. She was the recipient of the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship and served in the United States Air Force from 1985 through 1997. She was as an Emergency Physician at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrew Air Force Base, Washington D.C. and later at Walter Reed Army Hospital, as well as a Clinical Instructor at the Uniformed Service University of Health Services in Bethesda, MD. She received the United States Air Force Medal for Meritorious Service. Dr. Kern was awarded an Osherson Fellowship at the Alonso Center for Psychodynamics at the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA, where she completed a fellowship in 2013 with a study focus on psychodynamic research, theory and clinical application to the field of addictions.