Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Member Forum: State and Research University Partnerships in the Opioid Crisis

2018 Institutional Member Forum

May 1, 2018 | 8:30 am 4:00 pm | Duke University

Duke_SanfordVertical_RGBlogoContinuing the dialogue around evidence-based policymaking discussed at last spring’s APPAM Institutional Member Forum, Duke Policy Bridge at the Sanford School of Public Policy and Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) will host a 2018 topical forum on how to build research and policy partnerships around the prevailing national issue of opioid misuse.

Opioid misuse is a major epidemic across the nation. Local and state officials bear the burden of responses to the epidemic and need assistance coordinating research and resources. As observed through Duke’s and other institution’s collaborations with state government on this issue, research universities can provide valuable resources and expertise to government leaders.

This Institutional Forum, held at Duke University's Penn Pavilion, seeks to connect the worlds of research and policy across this escalating public health epidemic, and will be a valuable opportunity for academics, researchers, and policy officials to exchange best practices for research and policy support in the face of this crisis.

Registration Closes Thursday, April 26th.
While the event is free, space is limited. Reserve your spot today.

Please note that we will accept on-site registrations. Stop by the desk to have a name badge made.

Program Agenda

8:30 am Coffee
9:00 am

Welcome and Plan for the Day

9:15 am

Opening Plenary Session: Lessons Learned and Policy Needs
This plenary will focus on the need for research-policy partnerships in the opioid crisis. The panelists will discuss instances when these partnerships have been helpful and areas where expertise and ongoing research are still needed.


  • Jenni Owen, Policy Director, Office of NC Governor Roy Cooper
  • Jewel Mullen, MD, MPH, MPA, Policies for Action
  • Robin Newhouse, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Dean and Distinguished Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing
  • Patricia Strach, Associate Professor, University at Albany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
  • Mark McClellan, Director, Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy (Moderator)
10:30 am

Break Out Sessions
Break out sessions will be repeated in the afternoon so that you may attend the sessions most important to you.

12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm

Break Out Sessions

2:45 pm

Closing Plenary Session: Big Data Panel
This session will focus on the role of data in opioid crisis monitoring and research. The panelists will discuss identifying relevant data and navigating data security policies.


  • Dana Bernson, Principal Investigator and Lead Epidemiologist, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Peter Kreiner, Senior Scientist at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy, Brandeis University
  • Christopher Ruhm, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
  • April Young, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Public Health
  • Erich Senin Huang, Co-Director of Duke Forge, and Assistant Dean for Biomedical Informatics, Duke University School of Medicine (Moderator)
3:45 pm Closing Remarks


Can't Attend?

A livestream will be running all day, covering the two plenary sessions, as well as two of the breakout sessions. Check back here on May 1st to follow the forum.


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