Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, and she joined Bicycle Health as a Group-Based Opioid Treatment (GBOT) Consultant in January 2020. Randi earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Tulane University School of Medicine, and she completed her residency at the University of California Davis Family Medicine Residency Program. And further, Randi completed a Master of Medical Education (MMedEd) through the University of Dundee in Scotland. In her GBOT role at Bicycle Health, Randi prescribes buprenorphine and conducts group visits with her patients.
In addition to Bicycle Health, Randi is an Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. At the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program, Randi is involved in clinical work, teaching, research, and advocacy, specifically pertaining to vulnerable populations that struggle with substance misuse and mental health conditions. She serves as Director of the Pain & Addiction Medicine Curriculum for resident physicians and is currently developing a National Addictions Curriculum for Family Medicine Residency Programs.
Randi has a special interest in providing group visits as a venue for treating patients with opioid use disorder. She started group visits at her clinic in Massachusetts which have now been running for six years, has published numerous research articles helping coin the GBOT term in the medical literature, and mentors other clinical sites in implementing this model of care. She is PCSS-certified and trains providers to become buprenorphine-waivered. Randi also runs a consultation service that supports primary care providers in caring for patients with pain and addiction.
Additionally, Randi has particular expertise in medical education, serves on a national committee for Graduate Medical Education, is Director of Faculty Development at Tufts Family Medicine Residency, and has published various research articles related to how people learn.
In her free time, Randi is an avid exerciser, enjoys spending time with her geriatric rescue Labrador, and is a “Big Sister” in the “Big/Little Sister” program.
American Board of Family Medicine (Family Medicine)
American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)
Sarah Karp Outstanding Teaching Award from Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program (2019)
“Best Manuscript of 2018” for Research Investigation Submissions from Substance Abuse Journal Editors (2018)
Cambridge Health Alliance Academic Council Award (2018)
Cambridge Health Alliance “Rising Star” Award (2017)
Zeitler Award for “Making Significant Contributions in Family Medicine Resident Education” from Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program (2015)
“Resident of the Year” from the California Academy of Family Physicians (2012)
Louisiana Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Excellence Award (2009)
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine (2020): A change management case study for safe opioid prescribing and opioid use disorder treatment
Substance Abuse (2020): Implementing group visits for opioid use disorder: a case series
Addiction Science & Clinical Practice (2019): Building a Group-Based Opioid Treatment (GBOT) blueprint: a qualitative study delineating GBOT implementation
American Family Physician (2019): Understanding the high cost of insulin: what family physicians can do to help our patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine (2019): Teaching evidence-based medicine application: transformative concepts of information mastery that foster evidence-informed decision-making
Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (2018): Making the most of continuing medical education: evidence of transformative learning during a course in evidence-based medicine and decision
Substance Abuse (2018): Why use group visits for opioid use disorder treatment in primary care? A patient-centered qualitative study
Healthcare: The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation (2018): Implementation of a multidisciplinary, team-based model to treat chronic hepatitis C in the primary care setting: lessons learned
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (2017): Group-based treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) with buprenorphine: a systematic review
BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine (2017): How good is the evidence to support primary care practice?