Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Brown University
• Advocacy Track: Insights from the Field on State Policy, Insurer and Health System Levers to Curb Rx Drug Overdose
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
Dr. Janette Baird, PhD, is a behavioral scientist and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Baird has been involved in substance abuse and injury prevention research for the past 14 years, and has been a co-investigator on 12 federally-funded research studies examining the effects of brief behavioral intervention in reducing alcohol and other substance use, related injuries and other negative consequences. Currently, Dr. Baird is a co-investigator on a federally-funded demonstration grant evaluating different messaging and educational strategies to increase pharmacy-based naloxone distribution. Dr. Baird is the principal investigator in this current study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This study will evaluate a patient safety protocol directed at increasing safe behaviors for injured patients who are discharged home with a Rx for opioids.