Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar is a physician certified in family medicine, addiction medicine and preventive medicine (public health). She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Medical Degree at Rush University in Chicago, and Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. While in Baltimore, Elizabeth held the role of Medical Director of Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore- a quasi-public entity that oversees all publicly funded addiction and mental health treatment. In this role, she oversaw the Baltimore City Overdose Prevention Plan. Elizabeth came back to Chicago in 2014 and served as Medical Director at Heartland Health Outreach (HHO), the healthcare for the homeless provider in Chicago. While at HHO, she helped expand their addiction treatment services and develop a medication assisted treatment program. Elizabeth is currently the Medical Director of Behavioral Health for the Chicago Department of Public Health where she contributes to the Health Department’s work in mental health, substance use prevention and treatment, and violence prevention.