Opioid Epidemic

An Action Plan for Reducing Opioid Overdose Deaths

A Conversation with Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD, Keith Humphreys, PhD, and Regina LaBelle, JD, moderated by Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, FNP-BC, MSHP

12:00pm – 1:00pm ET March 4, 2022 Virtual Event

Alongside the devastating loss of life due to COVID-19, more than 75,000 people died from an opioid overdose in the first year of the pandemic, an increase of 35 percent over the prior year. At the same time, policymakers worked to lower barriers to life-saving treatment, creating more opportunities for flexible telehealth and harm reduction approaches. But, looking ahead, will that be enough? Please join our panel of experts as they discuss the impact of the pandemic on the opioid epidemic and outline innovative approaches for reducing the toll of the opioid epidemic.

Co-sponsored with the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH).

Confirmed speakers to date:

Keith Humphreys, PhD

Esther Ting Memorial Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Ricky Bluthenthal, PhD

Professor, Department of Populations and Public Health Sciences (DPPHS); Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in DPPHS; Associate Dean for Social Justice, University of Southern California

Regina LaBelle

Regina LaBelle, JD

Director, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, and Former Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy

Shoshana Aronowitz

Shoshana Aronowitz, PhD, FNP-BC, MSHP (moderator)

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Health, Penn Nursing

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