Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone is the Director of the Division of Medical Toxicology and is a Professor of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with secondary appointments in Pediatrics and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. She spends her clinical time caring for patients in the Emergency Department and is a consultant toxicologist for the Philadelphia Poison Center. She has won numerous teaching and mentoring awards for her role with students and residents in emergency medicine. Recently, she has dedicated her efforts to addressing the Prescription Drug Epidemic and studying the impact of opioid prescribing on patients and the community. She has lectured nationally and internationally and published in NEJM and JAMA on strategies to combat opioid misuse. She collaborated on a special CDC sponsored project with the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American College of Medical Toxicology to improve death certification in the setting of drug overdose fatalities. She has served on several pivotal FDA Drug Safety advisory committees identifying efforts to limit the epidemic of prescription drug abuse.