BIOS's Buchanich awarded contract with PA Department of Health


Jeanine Buchanich, research associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, has been awarded a 3-year, $1.2 million contract with the PA Department of Health to evaluate the commonwealth's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) as part of the CDC’s Overdose Data to Action cooperative agreement. Evaluations will cover the impact of

  • continuing medical education,
  • first responder training,
  • academic detailing,
  • public service announcements and media campaigns, and
  • overdose fatality review, among others.

This multi-disciplinary project will include faculty from both HPM (Julie DonohueElizabeth Van Nostrand) and BCHS (Todd Bear), as well as educational and research opportunities for PhD, MS/MPH, and undergraduate students.


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