Catherine Abrams, MPH

Program Coordinator

As the SURGE Program Coordinator at HFP, Catherine helps to build systems that recognize substance use disorder (SUD) as a chronic disease and provides health care practitioners with the tools and confidence to offer high quality care that affirms dignity and autonomy. She hopes that training will help health care organizations excel at meeting the needs of highly complex patients while protecting the health of its workers.   

A lifelong learner, Catherine enjoys collaborating with HFP’s exceptional faculty and witnessing the personal and professional growth that happens when providers pursue this important work.  Prior to working for SURGE, she worked with geriatric, adult, and pediatric populations in mental health and hospice settings as a music therapist.  She completed a Master of Music Therapy degree at Temple University and her Master of Public Health degree at Drexel University.