The Rural Drug Addiction Research Center will host two virtual talks focusing on opioid overdose and prescribing, and the research progress made on addiction at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
The talks, which are free and open to the public with registration, will be led by Brown University’s Brendan Jacka and Patience Moyo.
Jacka, an investigator in epidemiology at the People, Place and Health Collective in Brown University’s School of Public Health, will give a talk, “How Helping During an Opioid Overdose Impacts Citizen Responders: Results from the TAROE Pilot Study.” Jacka’s research interests broadly encompass drug related outcomes, including the intersection of harm reduction, overdose prevention and treatment, and trauma-related research.
Moyo, a professor in the Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research at Brown’s School of Public Health, will give a talk, “Opioid Prescribing and Nonpharmacologic Treatment Use for Chronic Pain in Adults with Opioid Use Disorder.” She is trained in pharmaceutical health services research and has expertise in the use of large administrative data to conduct epidemiologic and policy analyses. Her current research focuses on health services use, quality of care, and outcomes in the management of chronic pain and opioid addiction.
The presentation is sponsored by the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center, the Rhode Island COBRE on Opioids and Overdose, as well as the COBRE on Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation. It is part of the Rural Drug Addiction Research Center monthly seminar series.