Opioid and Overdose

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We work to not only prevent opioid dependence and overdose (such as targeting prescribing practices), but also to improve the care and outcomes for people who use opioids or who have experienced an overdose. Reducing stigma and improving the initiation and coordination of care are just a few examples of how we are tackling the opioid epidemic.

Projects

Publications & News

Toolkits

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit – from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Opioid Data Dashboard – from Open Data Pennsylvania

Briefs

Cues Location: A Community-Informed Approach – a PISC research brief on selecting a location for a supervised injection facility

Ending the Opioid and Overdose Crisis – an issue brief from the Penn Leonard Davis Institute (LDI)

Show Me the Money: Economic Evaluations of Opioid Use Disorder Interventions – an issue brief from the Penn Leonard Davis Institute (LDI)

Lowering the Barriers to Medication Treatment for People with Opioid Use Disorder – an issue brief from the Penn Leonard Davis Institute (LDI)

Our Experts

Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MA

Zachary Meisel, MD, MPH, MA

Center Co-Director & Outreach Core Director

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, CRNP, FNP-BC

Assistant Professor

University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MPhil, MSHP

Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MPhil, MSHP

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD

Mary Regina Boland, MA, MPhil, PhD

Assistant Professor of Informatics in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Informatics, University of Pennsylvania

Mucio "Kit" Delgado, MD, MS

Mucio "Kit" Delgado, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD, MPH

Elizabeth Nesoff, PhD, MPH

Instructor of Epidemiology

Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Austin Kilaru, MD

Austin Kilaru, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Emergency Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia