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SOCIAL DYNAMICS & COMMUNITY HEALTH SPEAKER SERIES

The Social Dynamics & Community Health Speaker Series is held once per month usually Fridays from 12-1:30 pm in Room A521 Public Health.  Exceptions to this time and/or place are noted on the schedule below.

Upcoming BCHS Seminars

BCHS Seminar Series

Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition

Tuesday 10/24 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health

Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition:
Recent changes in risk associated with opioid and heroin overdoses

Dr. Unick has over 20 years of experience working with injection drug using populations in both a clinical and research capacity. His recent NIDA-funded work focuses on understanding how the changing supply and use of opiates affects the health of opiate using populations. The US is facing a multi-faceted opioid and heroin overdose crisis that stems from wide availability of prescription opiates, rising heroin initiation and widespread availability of new sources, forms, and contamination of the heroin supply. Evidence is mounting for persistent and widespread distribution of synthetic opioids, e.g. fentanyl, sold covertly as heroin or in rare circumstances overtly. This opioid rich environment is increasing the risk of overdose across all groups; however, some groups are experiencing more dramatic increases in relative risk. This presentation will discuss changes in the population at risk for opioid and heroin overdoses and how those changes are distributed across geographic, demographic, and economic groups.

View flyer for detail (pdf).

Last Updated On Monday, October 09, 2017 by Cotter, Susan
Created On Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Previous BCHS Seminars

Mon 3/26/2018
Can tobacco control policies reduce smoking disparities and improve downstream health equity? BCHS Seminar Series
Can tobacco control policies reduce smoking disparities and improve downstream health equity?
Mon 3/26/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Tue 2/27/2018
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Study Social and Environmental Determinants of Health BCHS Seminar Series
Using Electronic Health Record Data to Study Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
Tue 2/27/2018 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health

Tue 10/24/2017
Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition BCHS Seminar Series
Opioid and Heroin Epidemics in Transition
Tue 10/24/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A521 Public Health

Fri 3/31/2017
Physical-mental Health Comorbidity and the Role of Social Context BCHS Seminar Series
Physical-mental Health Comorbidity and the Role of Social Context
Fri 3/31/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A216 Public Health

Fri 3/3/2017
The Role of Pregnancy in the Opioid Epidemic BCHS Seminar Series
The Role of Pregnancy in the Opioid Epidemic
Fri 3/3/2017 12:00PM - 1:30PM
A216 Public Health

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Contact

For information on seminars and events in the department, contact:

Sue Cotter
suecot@pitt.edu
412-624-9594

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