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Areas of Focus

Opioid and Overdose

The U-M Injury Prevention Center does considerable work in the field of opioid and overdose, which has been declared an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From funded exploratory studies to educational training events, we are working to find ways to identify and prevent drug overdose across populations in both the Great Lakes Region and the nation.

Below you’ll find links to more information about our work in this area, as well as a listing of members doing work or interested in this area. We invite you to explore and join us as we move forward to advance research and prevention.

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A Central Hub for Opioid Work at U-M

Explore educational and research projects, researchers, centers, community outreach and publications to see the infrastructure and scope of work that allows U-M to facilitate collaborations with local, state and national partners around opioid overdose prevention.

Resources

Courses and Toolkits

Course

Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers

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Toolkit

The Michigan Safer Opioid Prescribing Toolkit

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Toolkit

The System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS)

Explore the Data

See opioid trends during the COVID-19 pandemic

Opioid & Overdose Prevention Information and Tools

Prevention Resources

A Summary of the CDC Injury Control Research Centers’ work on Opioid Overdose Prevention (PDF)
This handout outlines how the CDC Injury Control Research Centers are impacting Opioid Overdose Prevention. Learn more here.

A Summary of Prescription Drug Overdose Information and Resources
This handout provides Prescription Drug Overdose information including links to state and national resources, a summary of opioid misuse work at the University of Michigan, and a member profile on Dr. Jennifer Waljee.

Summary of an Evidence-Based Overdose Education and Distribution of Nasal Naloxone Program
This handout gives information on the opioid overdose epidemic, information on the highlighted evidence-based solution and the components of the program, and the evidence for the program’s effectiveness.

Legislative Analyses & Policy One-Pagers

Change in Michigan Overdoses during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This flyer addresses the opioid overdose trends before and during COVID-19 using data from the System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS). The SOS provides near real-time data of suspected non-fatal and fatal overdose cases to authorized public health and public safety stakeholders across the state of Michigan. For more information, visit: injurycenter.umich.edu/opioid-overdose/opioid-surveillance/

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Michigan: Evidence, Expertise, and Recommendations for Action
This report analyzes the state of the opioid epidemic within Michigan, including the state of legislative actions addressing the opioid epidemic, and synthesizes key input from stakeholders around the state about the potential policy interventions.

The Prescription Opioid Epidemic in Michigan
This document describes the prescription opioid overdose epidemic in Michigan.

Opioid Abuse in Michigan
This document describes the trends in opioid abuse in Michigan and current strategies (and opportunities to expand strategies) to combat opioid abuse and overdose.

Funded Research Projects Focused on Opioid & Overdose

The U-M Injury Prevention Center has funded current and past injury research projects focusing on the prevention of opioid and overdose.

Core Faculty and Practitioners with Expertise in Opioid & Overdose Prevention

Please click on a faculty/practitioner’s name to access their full profile with research interests and funded projects.

Amy Bohnert, PhD
Opioid Overdose Content Lead
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Erin Bonar

Sexual Violence Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Eve Losman

Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School

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Rebecca Haffajee

Policy Researcher, Boston Office, RAND Corporation

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Sonya Lewis

Instructor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Frederic C. Blow

Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Mark A. Ilgen

Professor, Psychiatry, University of Michigan

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Peter F. Ehrlich

Co-Director, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Dianne Singer

Project Manager, Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical School

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Jennifer Waljee

Associate Professor, Surgery, U-M Medical School

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Patrick Carter

Co-Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Sean Esteban McCabe

Director, Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health (DASH), School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Michael Englesbe

Cyrenus G Darling Sr M.D. and Cyrenus G Darling Jr M.D. Professor, Surgery, U-M Medical School

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Chad M. Brummett

Bert N. LaDu Professor of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology, U-M Medical School

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Jason Goldstick

Director, Statistics and Methods Section, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Carol J. Boyd

Deborah J Oakley Collegiate Professor Emerita, Nursing, U-M School of Nursing

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Donovan Maust

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Mahshid Abir

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan

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Rebecca Cunningham

Vice President for Research, Office of Research, University of Michigan

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Carol Purcell

Controlled Substance Diversion Prevention Program Manager, Diversion Prevention Program, University of Michigan

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Courtney Bagge

Research Investigator, Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI

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Terri Diane Voepel-Lewis

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Paul E. Hilliard

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, U-M Medical School

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Amy Bohnert

Opioids Content Lead, Research Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

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Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem

Clinical Associate Professor, Nursing, U-M School of Nursing

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Lewei Allison Lin

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Philip Todd Veliz

Research Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

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Jenna Goesling

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, U-M Medical School

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Maureen Walton

Senior Associate Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

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Kipling (Kip) Bohnert

Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Michigan State University

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Douglas Roehler

Epidemiologist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Members with Interest/Expertise in Opioid & Overdose Prevention

  • Aaron Dora-Laskey, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
    Central Michigan University
  • Adam Horwitz, PhD
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • Alexandra Koumoutsopoulos, RN, MHSA
    Michigan Medicine
  • Alexandra Yolanda Bravo Schroth, BS
    University of Piura
  • Alexis Costley, BS
    The Legacy Center for Community Success
  • Allyson Berthiaume
    MHA
  • Amelia Mueller-Williams, MPH, MSW
    University of California Los Angeles
  • Amit Kshirsagar, MA
    Eastern Michigan University
  • Amy A. Randall, MSN, RN
    C. S. Mott Children's Hospital
  • Anna Reeve, MSW
    Metro Health Hospital
  • Anne Lee, MD
    University of Michigan
  • Areli Balderrama, BA
    Areli Balderrama
  • Ashley Seabolt, LPC
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  • Autumn Rae Florimbio, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Brandon Bond, BA
    University of Michigan
  • Breann Edwards, BS
    University of Michigan
  • Brian Menge
    Highland Park Police Department
  • Caitlin Brauer, MSW
    FairSky Foundation
  • Carla Knighton, AA
    KEEPING IT SANE SUPPORT CIRCLE (k.i.s.s.c.)
  • Carmen Butcher-Houston, MSW
    Legacy/Sums Guidance & Therapy
  • Carrie Morken, BA
    Health Connect America
  • Carrie Musolf
    University of Michigan
  • Cate Vreed
    University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Cate Vreede, MPH
    Michigan Department of Health & Human Services
  • Cecil Edward Byrnes
    Marlette & Sanilac Ambulance Services / Marlette Fire Department
  • Chad Engelhardt
    Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
  • Charlotte Burnett
    University of Michigan
  • Chastity Flint, BSN, RN
    Driscoll Health Plan
  • Chelsea Graham, MS
    University of Michigan
  • Cheryl Landry, DNP
    Liberty University