Opioid Epidemic: Temporal, Geographic, and Sociodemographic Trends and Advances in Measurement

June 15, 2022 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Session Chair: Jennifer Fonda, VA Boston Healthcare System


Shawn Thomas, University of Nevada, Reno
Rapid detection of suspected opioid overdose deaths: a pilot project

Haidong Lu, Yale University
Geographic and temporal trends in fentanyl-involved overdose deaths in Connecticut, 2009-2019

Melanie Askari, New York City Department of Health
Racial/ethnic inequities in opioid overdose deaths in New York City residents from 2000 to 2020: Recent increases among Black New Yorkers

Mathew Kiang, Stanford University
Sociodemographic and geographic disparities in excess fatal drug overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Samuel Tobias, University of British Columbia
An interrupted time-series analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on the variability in fentanyl concentrations in the unregulated drug supply of Vancouver, Canada

Ava D Hamilton, Columbia University
Simulating the simultaneous impact on opioid overdose death of medication for opioid use disorder and naloxone in four New York counties