About Comprehensive Pain Management ECHO

New sessions will return March 18, 2024

The CPM ECHO (previously named the Integrated Pain Management ECHO) brings together peers to discuss the management of chronic pain using evidence-based practices that may decrease the use of prescription opioids. It includes an interprofessional cohort of healthcare providers including physicians, pharmacists, advanced practice nurses, physical therapists, and social workers who will share cases, learn best practices, and consult with peers and expert faculty.

CPM ECHO sessions are hosted on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 12:00-1:15 p.m. ET via Zoom.

For any questions please reach out to program coordinator, Norelimane Bouzar: nbouzar@iu.edu 

Upcoming curriculum topics

Curriculum topics are subject to change


Didactic Topic

3/18/2024Kick-Off: Philosophy of Pain & Harm Reduction + Your Place in the ECHO Program
4/1/2024The Vision of Comprehensive Pain Management
4/15/2024Bio-Psychosocial Model of Pain
5/6/2024History & Language Matters // Stigma
5/20/2024State Data Overview
6/3/2024Updates in CDC Pain Guidelines
6/17/2024Part I: Acute and Subacute Pain
7/1/2024Part II: Harm Reduction Practices in Pain Management + Co-Prescribing Naloxone and Rise of Overdose + Polysubstance Use
7/15/2024Pain Neuroeducation (two-part series) + Best Practices for Approaching Patients with Pain
8/5/2024Health Equity
8/19/2024Screening and Assessing for Opioid Use + Urine Drug Screens
9/2/2024Panel of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Providers
9/16/2024Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain + Changes to DATAX Waiver


Registered participants have access to our Canvas resource library.


Didactic Topic

05/05/2023Trauma-Informed Care
05/16/2023Neurobiology of Addiction
06/02/2023Chronic Pain Health Disparities
06/20/2023OUD and Stigma
07/07/2023Peer Recovery and Pain
07/18/2023Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pain
08/15/2023Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Pain
09/01/2023Canceled for Labor Day
09/19/2023Canceled: ECHO Team attending conference
10/06/2023Occupational Therapy for Chronic Pain Management
10/17/2023Buprenorphine: Understanding the Role and Limitations of Utilization for Pain
11/3/2023Using Suboxone (Buprenorphine/Naloxone) for Chronic Pain
11/21/2023Patient-Centered Tapering of Chronic Opioid Therapy
12/1/2023Chronic Pain Health Education

Registered participants have access to our Canvas resource library.


Didactic Topic

02/04/2022Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) Among Healthcare Providers
02/18/2022Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Pain
03/04/2022Addressing Stigma in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
03/18/2022Persistent Pain: Psychosocial Implications
04/01/2022Treating Chronic Pain
04/15/2022Migraine Management
05/06/2022Chronic Pain Health Education
06/03/2022Psychosocial Health: Suicide Assessment & Intervention
06/17/2022Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Chronic Pain
07/01/2022Canceled - Independence Day on Monday
07/15/2022Community Recovery Supports
08/05/2022Coping with Grief: This is not what I had planned
08/17/2022Urine Drug Screens
09/02/2022Canceled - Labor Day Weekend
09/16/2022Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain
10/07/2022Patient-Centered Tapering of Chronic Opioid Therapy
10/21/2022Opioid Use Disorder Screening
11/04/2022Adjuvant Analgesics: An Overview of Pharmacologic Treatment Considerations
11/18/2022Motivational Interviewing
12/16/2022Chronic Pain Through Lived Experiences
01/06/20232022 CDC Guidelines

Hub Team

Michael Bushey, MD, PhD

Michael Bushey

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry | IU School of Medicine

Dr. Bushey trained at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he earned MD and Ph.D. degrees and completed a general psychiatry residency. His training provided an emphasis on highly individualized patient care, which he applied in the assessment of patients with complex pain syndromes for the Johns Hopkins Pain Treatment Program. He joined the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2018, where he is involved in health services research studying models of care for patients with chronic pain and opioid use disorder. In his current practice at Indiana University Health, he specializes in the psychiatric treatment of patients with chronic pain, somatic symptom disorder, functional neurological conditions (i.e. conversion disorders), and medically-unexplained symptoms. He serves as medical director of the Indiana University Health Pain Rehabilitation Program.

Carol Dellinger, MD

Carol Dellinger

Primary Care Physician

Dr. Carol L. Dellinger specializes in primary care for IU Health Primary Care Central Indianapolis - Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Dellinger earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois and Chicago, IL before earning her medical degree at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She then completed an internship at Family Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, and a residency at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Susan Glassburn, LCSW, PhD

Susan Glassburn

Assistant Professor | IU School of Social Work

Susan Glassburn, LCSW, Ph.D., assistant professor, has been a clinical social worker for over 30 years. She has been teaching at the Indiana University School of Social Work since 2004 in the MSW program. She teaches counseling skills and health care social work courses. Her work experience includes being a mental health clinician, a clinical manager in-home health care and a bereavement coordinator in a hospice program. She is currently interested in compassion fatigue and burnout, interprofessional teamwork, and geriatric social work. She is the current president of the Indiana Network of Healthcare Social Workers. She is an empty-nester, has an active Siberian Husky, and is constantly covered in dog fur.

Jeremy Hooker, PharmD, BCGP

Jeremy Hooker

Clinical Pharmacy Program Manager: Pain & Palliative Care | Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center

Jeremy Hooker earned his PharmD from Butler University in 2008 before moving into a clinical pharmacy position at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. While serving in this capacity, Jeremy completed a non-traditional PGY-1 pharmacy residency program and earned board certification in geriatric pharmacy (BCGP). In 2018, he transitioned into the newly created clinical pharmacy program manager of Pain and Palliative Care role, where he works to provide clinical pharmacy support to the Palliative Care and Chronic Pain Services. In the fall of 2018, Jeremy began his time as an adjunct professor in the Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, where he continues to coordinate and lecture in the course entitled Pain Management and Palliative Care.

April D. Newton, PT, DPT, PhD, FNAP

April D. Newton

Director | Interprofessional Practice Development

April D. Newton, PT, DPT, PhD, FNAP, is the director of interprofessional practice development at the Indiana University (IU) Interprofessional Practice and Education Center. Dr. Newton is an assistant professor in the IU School of Medicine’s department of family medicine and the department of physical therapy in the School of Health and Human Sciences.

She received her PhD in Interprofessional Healthcare Studies from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University and a master’s in physical therapy from The University of Iowa. She joined IU in 2019 following academic positions at Rosalind Franklin University and Des Moines University.

Dr. Newton’s interests and roles include developing and integrating interprofessional education and collaborative practice curriculum, promoting and developing innovative interprofessional clinical training models, and collaborating with clinical faculty, healthcare providers, and staff at varying healthcare facilities regarding team-based care.

She is a physical therapist at the IU Health Central Indianapolis Primary Care Family Medicine Residency Center. She precepts and educates learners in the Comprehensive Pain Assessment Clinic (CoPAC) and Transition of Care Clinic. Dr. Newton serves as a faculty advisor in the Well Child and Oral Health Clinic and the IU Student Outreach Clinic.