Simulating health policy interventions to reduce nonmedical use of pharmaceutical opioids
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Assess the relative impact of interventions to reduce the initiation of nonmedical use of prescription opioid analgesics and the progression from obtaining nonmedically used opioids for free to paying for opioids. Describe the benefits of the use of simulation to investigate interventions aimed at the reduction of nonmedical use of opioid analgesics.
Keyword(s): Drug Abuse, Prescription Drug Use Patterns
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a PhD student in the Systems Science Graduate Program at Portland State University. For the past two years I have been a junior and now principal analyst on a federally funded grant focusing on simulating prescription opioid use, abuse, diversion, and interventions to mitigate negative outcomes. I am interested in using various systems models (system dynamics and agent based models) to investigate policy options regarding prescription drug abuse.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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