This session provided an overview of PCORI’s efforts to address the opioid epidemic. Attendees learned about the role of patient-centered research in answering critical questions that cover the full paradigm of issues surrounding the crisis—from prevention to risk mitigation and treatment for opioid use disorder—and engaged with investigators and stakeholders.

Session Materials:


Beth Darnall, PhD
Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
Stanford University
Presentation Slides | PCORI-funded Research Project

Monique Does, MPH
Project Manager, Division of Research
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Presentation Slides

David Gastfriend, MD
Chief Medical Officer
DynamiCare Health
Presentation Slides | PCORI-funded Research Project


Christine Goertz, DC, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Spine Institute for Quality

Elisabeth Houtsmuller, PhD
Associate Director, Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research
Presentation Slides


David Kelley, MD, MPA
Chief Medical Officer
Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

Travis Rieder, PhD
Assistant Director for Education Initiatives
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

This session was eligible for continuing education credit.


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