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Season 3: Substance Use Disorders (SUDs)

Elizabeth Bowen, PhD

Associate Professor | School of Social Work 

Feb. 20, 2024 | 33:21

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Elizabeth Bowen, PhD, an expert in addiction recovery and recovery capital. Listen as we discuss the invisible population of persons experiencing homelessness and the unique issues this community faces, trauma informed care, and the need for supportive housing.

Elizabeth Bowen, PhD.

Elizabeth Bowen, PhD

Jessica Braymiller Knapp, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor | Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, UB School of Public Health and Health Professions

Dec. 07, 2023 | 39:47 minutes

Join us for an enlightening conversation with Jessica Braymiller Knapp, PhD, an expert in prevention science and a dedicated tobacco research. In this episode, we dive into the core of addiction, prevention science, health equity, and more. Learn more about populations who are most at risk for nicotine addiction, and why strategies such as prevention and harm reduction are crucial to protect vulnerable communities. 

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Jessica Braymiller Knapp, PhD

Jessica Kruger, PhD, MCHES 

Director, Teaching Innovation and Excellence | School of Public Health and Health Professions

Clinical Associate Professor | Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

Nicholas Felicione, PhD

Assistant Professor | Department of Community Health and Health Behavior

Nov. 02, 2023 | 30:36 minutes

In this episode, guests Dr. Jessica Kruger and Dr. Nicholas Felicione, discuss the complex topic of cannabis use harm reduction. They explore the challenges and complexities of harm reduction in the evolving landscape of cannabis legalization, highlighting the need for more research and evidence-based strategies to educate consumers and reduce potential risks associated with cannabis use. The conversation touches on various aspects of cannabis, from product testing and labeling to the possible substitution of cannabis for other, more harmful substances, all within the context of promoting health equity and responsible consumption.

Dr. Jessica Kruger and Dr. Nicholas Felicione.

Dr. Jessica Kruger | Dr. Nicholas Felicione

Cheryll Moore

Director, Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force; Medical Care

Sep. 07, 2023 | 25.59 minutes

In this eye-opening episode, Cheryll Moore, a local expert in substance use disorders, sheds light on this critical issue in Erie County and beyond. With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Moore delves into the intricate web of factors contributing to the epidemic, from socioeconomic disparities to access to treatment. She discusses the importance of community-based interventions and harm reduction strategies, emphasizing the urgent need for a comprehensive public health approach. Moore's insights offer a compelling call to action for policymakers and citizens alike, highlighting the imperative of addressing substance use disorder as a public health crisis that demands our collective attention and empathy.

Cheryll Moore.

Cheryll Moore

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