Integrated Pain Management ECHO

The IPM 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.

IPM ECHO sessions are hosted on the 1st Friday & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00-9:15 a.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

5/5/2023Trauma Informed Care
5/16/2023Neurobiology of Addiction
6/2/2023Chronic Pain Health Disparities
6/20/2023Addressing Stigma in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
7/7/2023Peer Recovery Specialist and Pain
7/18/2023Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pain

IPM ECHO will return for its fourth programming year on Friday, May 5, 2023.

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


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


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


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


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, MA, FNAP


Director | IU Interprofessional Practice and Education Center

April D. Newton, PT, DPT, MA, 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 Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University and a Master’s in Physical Therapy from The University of Iowa. Additionally, she holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism from Drake University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Newton’s 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 therapy provider/preceptor in the Comprehensive Pain Assessment Clinic (CoPAC) and Transition of Care Clinic. She is a faculty advisor in Well Child and Oral Health Clinic and the Indiana University Student Outreach Clinic.