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.

Opioid Solutions: A Central Hub for Opioid Work at U-M

Opioid Solutions serves as a central hub for University of Michigan research, educational activities and community outreach related to opioids. On the site, users can browse education and research projects, researchers, centers 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.

U-M Injury Prevention Center Opioid Overdose Summit; December 1, 2015

The U-M Injury Prevention Center Opioid Overdose Summit brought together researchers, clinicians, public health practitioners, policymakers, and students from across the U.S. to discuss and bring focus to a critical and growing public health issue. Speakers presented on the current state of opioid overdose research science and highlighted directions for future research and prevention.

Opioid & Overdose News & Events

11.29.18

2018 MIPA Summit — Cutting Edge of Prevention: Sharing Best Practices

SAVE THE DATE! 2018 Midwest Injury Prevention Alliance (MIPA) Conference Cutting Edge of Prevention: Sharing…

10.03.18

The Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Children and Families

Susan B. Meister Lecture in Child Health Policy Each year, the CHEAR Center hosts the…

09.18.17

SAVIR 2017 Conference: Innovations in Injury Prevention Science

Thank you for attending the SAVIR 2017 Conference! The national conference was held September 18-20,…

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05.06.19

IPC Faculty to present in Upcoming Panels on Opioid Abuse: Developments Impacting Recovery & Rescue

IPC Faculty to present in Upcoming Panels on Opioid Abuse: Developments Impacting Recovery & Rescue…

03.26.19

U-M IPC Leadership Participates in March 26th Congressional Briefing

U-M IPC Leadership Participates in March 26th Congressional Briefing Dr. Cunningham highlighted the work of the U-M…

12.17.18

Opioid solutions hosts Inaugural Networking Event

Opioid solutions hosts Inaugural Networking Event   Opioid Solutions hosted its inaugural networking event on Friday,…

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Opioid & Overdose Prevention Information & Tools

U-M Opioid Solutions

The University of Michigan’s central hub for all opioid related projects, researchers, and trainings.

Prevention Resources

A Summary of the CDC Injury Control Research Centers’ work on Opioid Overdose Prevention

This handout outlines how the CDC Injury Control Research Centers are impacting Opioid Overdose Prevention. The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center plays a crucial role in working with community partners to put opioid overdose prevention research into practice. 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 document provides information on an evidence-based program to combat the opioid overdose epidemic. 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

 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 that are most urgently needed to address this public health problem. Finally, we propose a series of University of Michigan Injury Center recommendations for addressing critical aspects of this public health problem within Michigan

 

 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.

System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (S.O.S.)

Michigan has experienced a 28% increase in drug overdose deaths in the past 2 years, surpassing motor vehicle deaths. Reversing this trend requires a data-driven basis for rapid community response, which is not always available through official data sources in a timely manner. Accurate surveillance is critical for evaluating and implementing public health interventions, as well as to see in near real-time where and when more resources are needed. The University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center partnered with the Michigan High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) to develop a near real-time system for the surveillance of fatal and non-fatal overdoses in Michigan, called the System for Opioid Overdose Surveillance (SOS).

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. Peruse the projects listed below.

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
Haffajee
Rebecca Haffajee

Policy Analysis Activities Lead, Policy Workgroup, Outreach and Translation Core, University of Michigan Injury Prevention Center

ENGLESBE
Michael Englesbe

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

Walton
Maureen Walton

Senior Associate Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

VELIZ
Philip Todd Veliz

Research Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

Allison Lin
Lewei Allison Lin

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

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Rebecca Cunningham

Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

Bohnert
Amy Bohnert

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

Goesling
Jenna Goesling

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, U-M Medical School

Chad Brummett
Chad M. Brummett

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, U-M Medical School

Mahshid Abir

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Michigan

Ilgen
Mark A. Ilgen

Professor, Psychiatry, Univeristy of Michgan

Voepel-Lewis
Terri Diane Voepel-Lewis

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

Jason Goldstick
Jason Goldstick

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

Sean McCabe
Sean Esteban McCabe

Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan

Carter
Patrick Carter

Assistant Director, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan

Blow
Frederic C. Blow

Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Roehler
Douglas Richard Roehler

Health Scientist, Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maust
Donovan Maust

Associate Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Purcell
Carol Purcell

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

Bohnert
Kipling (Kip) Bohnert

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School

Hilliard
Paul E. Hilliard

Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, U-M Medical School

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Erin Bonar

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

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Jennifer Waljee

Associate Professor, Surgery, U-M Medical School

Dahlem
Chin Hwa (Gina) Dahlem

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

boyd
Carol J. Boyd

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

Members with Interest/Expertise in Opioid & Overdose Prevention

  • Aaron Dora-Laskey, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
    Central Michigan University
  • Allyson Berthiaume
    MHA
  • Amy A. Randall, MSN, RN
    C. S. Mott Children's Hospital
  • Cate Vreed
    University of Michigan School of Public Health
  • Charlotte Burnett
    University of Michigan
  • Craig Dunham
    Dr.
  • Emily Dejka
    University of Michigan
  • Jan Fields, MM, EdD, PhD
    Michigan DHHS
  • Jennifer Pierce
    University of Michigan, Anesthesiology
  • Julie Hantman, RN, BSN, MPH, CPPS
    Trinity Health
  • Kao-Ping Chua, MD, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Kara Zivin, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Karin Mack, PhD
    CDC Injury Center
  • Kirk Brower, MD
    University of Michigan
  • Matthew Myers
    University of Michigan - Michigan Medicine
  • Meghna Tummala
    Brown University
  • Pnina Tranen
    University of Michigan School of Public Health and University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ, MS
    School of Medicine and Office of the President
  • Sara Loughrige
    Van Buren Community Mental Health
  • Sara Soloman, MPH, RD
    Penn Injury Science Center
  • Sonya Mayo
    Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital
  • Susanna Joy, MA
    National Center for Fatality Review and Prevention
  • William Alsobrook
    Florida Tech
  • Zheng Dai, MS
    West Virginia University