"Improving Care Delivery Systems for Substance Use Disorder, HIV, and Hepatitis C",
Columbia University School of Nursing.
Women who use drugs are among the most vulnerable to poor health outcomes related to substance use and its associated infectious diseases, yet few are engaged in high-quality, regular healthcare, largely due to social and system-level barriers. This presentation will outline an early program of research that seeks to take the burden off of the patient to make healthy choices, and instead improve the way we deliver care so that engaging in high-quality healthcare is the default, not the exception, for women with substance use disorder and co-morbid HIV or hepatitis C.
First Thursday Graduate Scholar Talks take place the first Thursday of each month during the academic year. The talks provide young scholars an opportunity to make a generalist presentation on their research to a cross-disciplinary audience ready to listen carefully and ask good questions. EPIC members help give the Ph.D. students a useful learning experience and at the same time learn about something that may be well beyond their own scholarly interests. Complimentary lunch provided. RSVP required.