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Public Health Data Analytics: Driving Our Response to the Opioid Crisis

May 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

America’s opioid crisis claims more than 100 lives daily. In 2016, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and illegal opioids like heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl) was five times higher than in 1999. State responses to this rapidly evolving epidemic include investments in data science analytics and public health informatics. Join the UNC Injury Prevention Research Center for a timely presentation of the data science strategies that states are developing in response to the opioid crisis.

Aaron McKethan, PhD, chief data officer, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

Panel Discussion:
Melissa McPheeters, PhD, MPH, director, Office of Informatics and Analytics, Tennessee Department of Health

Jeffery Talbert, PhD, professor, director, Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, associate director, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, University of Kentucky

Scott Proescholdbell, head, Injury Surveillance Unit, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

Please contact Toska Cooper, toskac@email.unc.edu, if you have any questions.