Disrupting the Status Quo with the HEALing Communities Study

Date and Time

February 14, 2023
2:00–3:00 p.m. ET


Throughout this lecture, Sharon L. Walsh, Ph.D., will talk about how the HEALing Communities Research (HCS) is testing the prevention and therapy of opioid misuse in choose communities arduous hit by the opioid disaster. Dr. Walsh will describe how the HCS has begun to increase entry to evidence-based care, enhance information availability and timeliness, tackle social determinants of well being, scale back stigma by means of public well being communications campaigns, and modify related insurance policies.

About Dr. Walsh

Dr. Sharon Walsh headshot

Dr. Walsh is a professor of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences within the Faculties of Medication and Pharmacy on the College of Kentucky and serves as Director of the Heart on Drug and Alcohol Analysis and the Substance Use Dysfunction Precedence Analysis Space. Dr. Walsh is the Principal Investigator of the HCS on the College of Kentucky.

Dr. Walsh’s scientific analysis focuses on pharmacological and behavioral points in opioid use dysfunction, together with research on the efficacy of pharmacotherapies for opioid use dysfunction, abuse legal responsibility of psychoactive medication, and the pharmacology of extensively used opioid analgesics. She has revealed greater than 150 manuscripts and has been acknowledged with quite a few awards, together with the Betty Ford Award, the Marian Fischman Award, and the Presidential Early Profession Award for Scientists and Engineers. 

Dr. Walsh has been funded by the Nationwide Institutes of Well being (NIH) all through her profession, lectures nationally and internationally on opioid misuse, opioid use dysfunction and its therapy, and has served as an advisor to the Nationwide Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the U.S. Division of Veterans Affairs, NIH, the American Society for Dependancy Medication, the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration and the World Well being Group. She at present serves on the Scientific Advisory Council for NIDA.

In regards to the Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection

The Nationwide Institute of Psychological Well being (NIMH) established the Director’s Innovation Speaker Collection to encourage broad, interdisciplinary pondering in creating scientific initiatives and applications and to press for theoretical leaps in science over the continuation of incremental thought. Innovation audio system are inspired to explain their work from the angle of breaking by means of current boundaries and creating profitable new concepts, in addition to working exterior their major space of experience in ways in which have pushed their fields ahead. We encourage discussions of the that means of innovation, creativity, breakthroughs, and paradigm-shifting.

Sponsored by

Division of Extramural Affairs


This occasion is free, however it’s essential to register to attend.



Extra Info

Closed captioning and an indication language interpreter can be supplied for this occasion.

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