Matt Tierney, MS, NP, FAAN

School of Nursing
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Matt Tierney
Education and Training

Awards and Honors

Ann M. Wilkinson Nurse Psychotherapist Award, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, California Chapter, 2013

1st Place Improvement Fair for the Prescription Opioid Safety Team (POST), San Francisco VA Health Care System, 2016

Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 2018

APNA Award for Excellence in Leadership - APRN, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2019

President, American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 2020-2021

Excellence in Interprofessional Teaching Award, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, 2021
Matt Tierney is a Clinical Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing, and is Clinical Director of Substance Use Treatment and Education for the Office of Population Health at UCSF Health. He is also Affiliated Faculty with the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. The focus of his work is improving essential addiction treatment delivery locally, regionally and nationally. Matt has extensive clinical experience treating opioid use disorders in under-served populations, and has created and directed numerous novel clinical programs designed to increase access to substance use treatment. With national advanced-practice certifications in Addictions Nursing, Adult Primary Care, and Psychiatric-Mental Health, he has expertise in addressing both individual and systematic factors that are associated with substance use and addiction. He teaches treatment approaches for substance use disorders extensively throughout the UCSF Schools, and he is recognized regionally and nationally as a nurse educator in the treatment of opioid use and other substance use disorders.