Meet the Team

Kathleen Brady, M.D., PH.D.

Dr. Kathleen Brady 

Project Director

Kathleen T. Brady is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in addiction psychiatry. As a Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Brady is Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Division, Director of the Women's Research Center, Associate Director of the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC), and Director of the Southern Consortium of NIDA's Clinical Trials Network. Dr. Brady received her PhD in Pharmacology from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MD degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she completed a residency in psychiatry, served as Chief Resident, and completed an Addiction Psychiatry fellowship. Her research interests are in the areas of drug and alcohol abuse/addiction and comorbid conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder and other anxiety disorders. She has served as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, and Mentor on numerous research projects. She is the director of the SC MAT ACCESS initiative.

SPEAKING TOPICS: Pharmacotherapy; Psychiatric Comorbidity; Treatment Resistance; Gender Issues.

Louise Haynes, MSW

Louise Haynes 

HUB member

Louise Haynes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. For the last sixteen years, she has served as a liaison between academic research and community treatment programs for the Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In addition to her research experience, Ms. Haynes has worked in both clinical and administrative roles in South Carolina. She was Director of Women’s Services for the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services and, later, the Director of Morris Village, a residential treatment program in Columbia.

Karen Hartwell, M.D.

Associate Director

Karen Hartwell 

Dr. Karen Hartwell is an Associate Professor in the Addiction Sciences Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.   Dr. Hartwell has extensive clinical experience as a general and addiction psychiatrist in the treatment of substance use disorders with/without comorbid psychiatric disorders.  She was the Medical Director of the Substance Treatment and Recovery Program at the Ralph H Johnson VAMC until 2019 and treated veterans with multiple substance use disorders including opioids, alcohol, and stimulants, among others.  She is now leading several initiatives to address the opioid epidemic including becoming the medical director of MUSC’s Project ECHO Opioid Use Disorder.  Dr. Hartwell in unusual in that she made a mid-life career change and returned to academics to complete a fellowship in addiction psychiatry to better address the substance use disorders that commonly co-occur with psychiatric disorders.  Her research career has focused on understanding the underlying neurobiology and improving treatment outcomes.  She has collaborated on variety of research studies involving opioids, cocaine, cannabis, alcohol, and tobacco use disorders. She has been involved multiple clinical trials including multisite trials, ranging from Phase 2 to Phase 4, investigating a variety of pharmacotherapeutic agents and TMS.

Rachel Grater, MA, MFA

Program Coordinator

Karen Hartwell 

Rachel Grater is a Telehealth Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Telehealth at the Medical University of South Carolina. She earned her BA in Biochemistry at Sonoma State University and completed her MFA at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2000. Rachel accomplished her MA in Science Education at New York University in 2006. She currently coordinates several initiatives for MUSC including, Project ECHO Opioid Use Disorders, Project ECHO South Carolina Pregnancy Wellness, and Project ECHO Peer Recovery Specialists. Ms. Grater also works closely with the Women’s Reproductive Behavioral Health Program to increase access to treatment across the state via telehealth and with the Addiction Sciences telehealth Medication Assisted Treatment Program. Prior to joining MUSC, she worked for the New York City Department of Education as a teacher, curriculum developer, new educator-mentor, and coach leading workshops on strategic and pedagogical evidence-based best practices.

Kelly Barth, DO

Hub Specialist

Audrey Colin 

Dr. Kelly Barth is a Med-Psych physician board-certified in internal medicine, addiction psychiatry and pain medicine. She directs the MUSC Pain Rehabilitation Program and also performs research in the area of opioid tapering and peer-led interventions for opioid overdose survivors. She is a member of the MUSC Project Echo OUD Hub where she provides mentoring and lectures in the areas of addiction diagnosis and treatment, pain management, and overdose prevention.

Kathryn Bottonari, Ph.D.

Hub Specialist

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Dr. Bottonari, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, working within the Comprehensive Pain Medicine Service at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. She is also Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina. Her role at MUSC involves teaching and research. Dr. Bottonari provides supervision and training for predoctoral interns via the VA PAIN/STAR rotation as part of the Charleston Consortium Internship Program, a joint endeavor of the Medical University of South Carolina and the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Bottonari is also a member of the Psychology Executive Committee for the Charleston Consortium. Dr. Bottonari completed her B.A. in Psychology (cum laude) at Wellesley College and her M.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Caitlin Kratz, MSW, LISW-CP, LAC, AADC

Hub Specialist

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Ms. Kratz is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Licensed Addictions Counselor who is currently the Program Administrator of the Opioid Treatment Program and Infectious Disease Services at the Charleston Center. In this role, she oversees the daily operations to provide medication-assisted treatment utilizing Methadone, Buprenorphine, or Naltrexone to more than 400 patients. She also oversees the Overdose Prevention program, training locally and around the state on the use of Narcan in efforts to reduce overdose deaths and increase community education on opioids and is a member on various community coalitions and workgroups. In November 2017, she was recognized as the 2017 Counselor of the Year by the South Carolina Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors for her advocacy and efforts providing treatment services. Ms. Kratz is also a graduate of the 2018 Women’s Addiction Services Leadership Institute through SAMSHSA.

Lauren Linder, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Hub Specialist

Assistant Professor, Clinical Pharmacy and Outcomes Sciences
Clinical Pharmacy Consultant- SCORxE Academic Detailing Service
Medical University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy

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Lauren is a board certified pharmacist in pharmacotherapy and psychiatry. She currently works as a clinical pharmacy consultant for the SCORxE academic detailing service within the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Pharmacy. Lauren received her doctor of pharmacy from Presbyterian College in 2015, and completed a PGY1 pharmacy residency in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with LSU Medicine & Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She then went onto complete a PGY2 in psychiatric pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina. Currently, Lauren is involved with educating primary care providers on safer opioid prescribing and expanding access to Opioid Use Disorder treatment. She is the lead pharmacist on MUSC’s Project ECHO: Opioid Use Disorders and also sits on the SC MAT Access Team. She is an active member of the South Carolina Society of Health-System Pharmacists (SCSHP) and the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP). In both roles she is involved in student mentorship and currently serves as the SCSHP Junior board member mentor.


Suzanne Lane, MS

Data Manager

Suzanne Lane 

Suzanne is the Database Administrator for the SC MAT ACCESS Project. She holds a BS in biology from Muskingum College in Ohio, an MS in marine biology from The College of Charleston, and an MS in health informatics from MUSC. Her responsibilities include overseeing the data collection and reporting requirements of the Emergency Department MAT Program and Project ECHO. This includes integrating data between various facets of these projects, conducting statistical analyses and report writing.

Richard Ancrum

IT Manager