Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine



Rachel Wightman, MD is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is triple board-certified in medical toxicology, emergency medicine, and addiction medicine. She serves as the Director of Toxicology and Addiction Medicine for Brown Emergency Medicine and a Consultant Medical Director at the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Her research interests are emerging drug use patterns, evaluation of toxicology testing results, and medication management of opioid use disorder.  She co-founded the Rhode Island Buprenorphine Hotline, a statewide telehealth low-threshold buprenorphine treatment access line in partnership with RIDOH and BHDDH funded by SAMSHA. 

Dr. Wightman is currently PI on a NIDA funded R21 investigating cannabis hyperemesis (R21DA055023). She is MPI on a FORE Foundation funded study evaluating the local drug supply and a NIDA study evaluating optimal buprenorphine maintenance dose for MOUD in patients with fentanyl use (UG3DA056880). 





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