Health Scientist, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Heroin Track: From Rx Opioids to Heroin
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:30 pm to 1:45 pm
Dr. Jon E. Zibbell, PhD, is a health scientist in the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He conducts research on opioid use and abuse (including Rx opioids, heroin, fentanyl and poly-drug use) and opioid-related overdose. Dr. Zibbell is a medical anthropologist with two decades of field experience in the areas of illicit drug use, addiction, accidental overdose and infectious disease. In addition to research, Dr. Zibbell has served as primary investigator conducting rapid, ethnographic needs assessments for syringe exchange and overdose prevention programs and continues to assist state health departments on epi-AIDs related to infectious disease transmission, drug overdose, and other injuries caused by drug use behaviors. Dr. Zibbell’s work has appeared in both academic and professional journals and he currently holds a joint, adjunct appointment in the Center for the Study of Human Health and the Department of Anthropology at Emory University.