A Systems Approach to Opioid Mitigation

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Paul Griffin

Opioid and related substance abuse is devastating many communities across the country and has proven a particularly difficult problem to address. In this presentation, Griffin will discuss research being done at the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University to help mitigate substance abuse using a community-wide systems approach. In particular, he will discuss improving patient care regarding opioid addiction treatment and referral management, integration of heath IT and supporting analytics, public health evaluation, modeling syringe services programs and Pre-exposure prophylaxis, and the development of point of care technologies. The talk will take place Thursday, December 6, from 4:50 – 5:50 p.m. in 102 Leonhard Building. Refreshments will be served at 4:35 p.m. This work is funded by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Service.

About the Speaker

Paul Griffin is the director of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering and the St. Vincent Health Chair at Purdue University. He also serves on the industrial engineering and biomedical engineering faculties there. His research interests area are in health systems engineering, cost and comparative effectiveness modeling, and health analytics. Prior to Purdue, Griffin was the Virginia C. and Joseph C. Mello Chair in the School of Industrial abd Systems Engineering (ISyE) at Georgia Tech. He also served as department head for Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State from 2009 to 2014. Griffin began his academic career as an assistant professor in ISyE at Georgia Tech after completing his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M University.

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