Spark convenes monthly brown bag presentations of Substance Use Disorder-related research and programming conducted by Emory faculty and our Community Partners. 

To view past brown bag presentations, please click on the links below.

2020 Brown Bag Sessions


The Role of the Emergency Department in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Alaina Steck, MD

What we can and can’t do with rodent model systems in addiction-related research

Shannon Gourley, PhD  

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2019 Brown Bag Sessions


Pharmacy-based strategies to combat the opioid epidemic

Natalie Crawford, PhD
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TADA: Training in Advanced Data Analytics to End Drug-Related Harms

Hannah Cooper, ScD and Lance Waller, PhD
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Developing Longitudinal, County-Level Estimates of Opioid Use Disorder

Courtney Yarbrough, PhD
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Harm Reduction

Mojgan Zare, MD, MPH
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Georgia Drug Overdose & Prescribing Surveillance

Laura Edison, DVM, MPH, CDC Career Epidemiology Field Officer
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Nonhuman primate models of Early Life Stress: Relevance for Drug Addiction

Mar M Sanchez, PhD
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Anesthesia Provider Perceptions of the Effect of Opioids on Surgical Oncology Outcomes

Kelly L. Wiltse Nicely, PhD, CRNA
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The Role of Galanin in Opioid Addiction Neurocircuitry

Stephanie Foster
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Implementation of syringe service programs in rural Kentucky: preliminary findings of a qualitative study

Umed Ibragimov, PhD
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View Both December Presentations