NJ ACTS Special Populations Core 2022 Seminar Series with Dr. Chelsea Shover

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Join us on Tuesday, November 15, at 1 PM ET for the next presentation of the NJ ACTS Special Populations Core 2022 Seminar Series – Epidemiological Surveillance of Fatal Overdose in the U.S. Using Pooled Medical Examiner Records featuring Chelsea Shover, PhD.

U.S. national fatal overdose statistics are based on International Classification of Diseases 10th Edition (ICD-10) codes, which are not granular enough to track emerging substances or complex polysubstance use. Dr. Chelsea Shover obtained medical records from states and counties covering 20% of the U.S. from dates including 2012-2022. Using these data Dr. Shover has tracked the spread of fentanyl to the western U.S., emergence of xylazine and isotonitazene, and geographic variations in polysubstance. In this presentation she will cover the construction of the dataset, current projects, and opportunities for collaboration.

Chelsea L. Shover, PhD is an epidemiologist and Assistant Professor-in-Residence at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research. She completed her PhD in Epidemiology at the University of California Los Angeles and a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Her research focuses on addiction, infectious disease, and their shared social and structural risk factors. Alongside her academic work, she has served as an epidemiologist in government and non-profit positions, most recently as Supervising Epidemiologist for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 response in homeless shelters and encampments.

Event Zoom link: https://go.rutgers.edu/2abq274q