The Department of Community Health and Prevention hosts a series of academic forums throughout the school year. The forums are designed to:
The forums are free and open to the public. RSVP is required for provided lunch.
Dr. Stephen E. Lankenau will will be presenting on "Preventing Overdoses, Saving Lives:
Community-Based Overdose Prevention Programs"
Dr. Stephen E. Lankenau is a sociologist who combines public health concerns and ethnographic methods to the study of high-risk youth, out-of-treatment drug users, homelessness, and HIV/AIDS. Currently, he is studying prescription drug misuse among young people in Los Angeles and New York to describe patterns of initiation, risk and protective behaviors, and other unanticipated health consequences. He is also leading evaluation studies of overdose prevention programs in Los Angeles and Philadelphia to determine programs that effectively reduce the risks of fatal drug overdoses. Two of these studies are funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). He teaches graduate courses that apply qualitative methods to the study of public health issues. Dr. Lankenau received a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and a postdoctoral fellowship funded by NIDA. He has held faculty appointments at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine.
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