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Alicia Kletter

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty


Alicia Kletter recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice here at the University of San Francisco with emphasis as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Her professional background includes 22 years as a nurse and family nurse practitioner with much of her career spent working with substance use disorders including methadone and buprenorphine maintenance. She further specialized within this field when she was the director of the City of San Francisco’s perinatal opioid use disorder clinic, working in in tandem with city providers to treat perinatal opioid use disorder.

Alicia has developed and widely presented education and training related to perinatal opioid use disorders and methadone maintenance for numerous agencies and disciplines, including nursing, law enforcement, family nursing courses, and social service agencies. She has worked extensively with students, community workers, and students in BAART internships. In 2022, along with her husband, she was the featured presenter at the SONHP’s Crawford Lecture.


  • Addiction medicine
  • Perinatal opioid use disorder


  • USF, DNP Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 2022
  • Samuel Merritt University, MSN Family Nurse Practitioner, 2004
  • Rensselear Polytechnic University, BSN Biochemistry/Biophysics, 1999

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, USF, School of Nursing and Health Professions
  • Adjunct Professor, Samuel Merritt University, School of Nursing
  • Program Director, Family Addiction Center for Education and Training
  • Staff Nurse, Emergency Room, Highland Hospital, Alameda County Medical Center

Awards & Distinctions

  • 2022 Crawford Lecture Presenter "Opioid Use Disorder: Hope for Healing"