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Center for Opioid Epidemiology & Policy Events

NYU Langone’s Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy hosts several seminars each year to share our research findings, explain new areas of study, and advance the field of opioid-related research. Seminars take place at 12:00PM and are held at 180 Madison Avenue.

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Date Speaker(s)
March 10, 2020 Sean Allen, DrPH, MPH
Faculty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

“Rural Communities in Crisis: Leveraging Research to Inform Drug Policy and Practice”

Room 314
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March 12, 2020 Aditi Sen, PhD
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Room 315
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March 18, 2020 Suzanne Brundage, MS
Director, United Hospital Fund Children’s Health Initiative

Room 212
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May 7, 2020 Pedro Mateu-Gelabert, PhD
Associate Professor, Community Health and Social Sciences, City University of New York Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy

Room 314
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Past Seminars

Past seminars at the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy have featured a wide range of speakers in the public health and healthcare policy field.

Cost-Effectiveness of Care Models to Support HCV and HIV Elimination in People Who Inject Drugs

Bruce Schackman, PhD, MBA, professor, and Czarina Navos Behrends, PhD, MPH, assistant professor of healthcare policy and research at Weill Cornell Medical College, presented on recent work evaluating the cost-effectiveness and implementation of healthcare models designed to bring HCV/HIV testing and HCV care to people who inject drugs in substance use disorder treatment programs and syringe service programs.

Reaching the Hard-to-Reach: Methodological Challenges and Solutions for Measuring the Prevalence of Street Drug Use and Hepatitis C in Brazil

Francisco Bastos, PhD, MD, a senior researcher at the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) Foundation, discussed challenges in reaching and estimating the size of hard-to-reach populations. Dr. Bastos gave insight on the strong points and caveats of several methods for finding, testing, counseling, and treating people living with hepatitis C.

Responding to Opioid Use Disorder: Evidence, Treatment, and Public Policy

Chelsea L. Shover, PhD, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine, presented on implementation and policy challenges when providing evidence-based opioid use disorder treatment, including slow uptake of long-acting medications for opioid use disorder and cannabis laws.

Losing Your License to Drink: Evaluating the Public Health Implications of 24/7 Sobriety Programs

Beau Kilmer, PhD, MPP, director and senior policy researcher at RAND Drug Policy Research Center, reported on his recent work measuring the effects of 24/7 sobriety programs. His research lies at the intersection of public health and public safety, with special emphasis on crime control, substance use, illicit markets, and public policy.

Social Epidemiology and the Opioid Crisis: Study Design, Findings, and Works in Progress

Alex Bennett, PhD, and Luther Elliott, PhD, associate research scientists at NYU College of Global Public Health, presented their ongoing research with military veterans, opioid agonist therapy patients, and other populations as well as potential interventions targeting stigma, burnout, and lack of education on addiction and opioid treatment.

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