Addictions Grand Challenge Policy Speaker Series

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Thursday, April 26, 2018, 3-5pm

Dr. Jeffery Talbert

College of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)

Dr. Talbert will present an overview of the status of the opioid epidemic, review a range of state policy interventions and outcomes, and discuss lessons learned and future challenges.

Jeffery Talbert, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, UK College of Pharmacy, Director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, and Associate Director of the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He received his B.S., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University. Professor Talbert has research interests in pharmaceutical policy, Medicaid policy, and public health informatics.

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Dr. Joan Duwve

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, IUPUI

Dr. Joan Duwve, MD, MPH, is the Associate Dean for Practice at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis, and the Chief Medical Officer at the Indiana State Department of Health. Dr. Duwve co­chaired the Indiana State Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force from 2012 to 2016, and served on the Governor’s Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention from 2015 to 2016. She also served as the PI on the first rigorous study of injection drug use in Scott County. 


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