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Public Health Reports Meet the Authors Webinar: The Surveillance of Nonfatal and Fatal Drug Overdoses

For every overdose death, many more nonfatal overdoses occur resulting in substantial emotional and economic impacts. Join the authors of this special issue of PHR  as they describe lessons learned from innovative surveillance activities under CDC’s Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) program aimed to provide data on nonfatal and fatal opioid overdoses.

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  • Moderator

    Hazel D. Dean, ScD, DrPH (Hon), FACE

    Public Health Reports, Editor in Chief
    Associate Director, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Featured Speakers

    Alana Vivolo-Kantor, PhD, MPH

    Lead Health Scientist
    Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP)
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Injury Center

    Dr. Alana Vivolo-Kantor is a Senior Health Scientist and Overdose Morbidity Team Lead in the Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch in the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) at CDC’s Injury Center. In this role, she manages the nonfatal overdose surveillance data collected from health departments funded by CDC’s Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) cooperative agreements. She serves as a team lead overseeing all aspects of the OD2A’s Drug Overdose Surveillance and Epidemiology (DOSE) emergency departments. She has served in this role since November 2018 and has been at CDC since 2009.

    Peter Rock, MPH

    Associate Director Biomedical Data Science
    Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI)
    University of Kentucky

    Peter Rock has several years of experience working in the field of overdose surveillance, specifically as it pertains to rapid public health surveillance systems such as syndromic surveillance and emergency medical services data.  His current work has focused on enhancing the state’s capacity for rapid overdose surveillance leveraging funding from CDC and NIH sponsored grants.

    Heather Clinton

    Epidemiologist 2
    Injury and Violence Surveillance Unit
    Community, Family Health and Prevention Section
    Connecticut Department of Public Health

    Heather Clinton is an Epidemiologist in the Injury and Violence Surveillance Unit at the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Her role focuses primarily on the surveillance, abstraction, and analysis of drug- and opioid-related morbidity and mortality data. Heather’s work helps to support grant initiatives for the CDC-funded Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) grant in Connecticut.