Fellows' Presentation

The Influence of Social Problems on Health Care and Legal Fields: Examining the Opioid Epidemic’s Impact on Professional Work

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Part of the 2019–2020 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Liz Chiarello RI '20

Free and open to the public.


Liz Chiarello is spending her year at Radcliffe writing a book on the contemporary US opioid and pain crises. It examines how the fields of health care and criminal justice in three states address these shared social problems, how they work collaboratively and combatively, how they use shared surveillance technology in the form of prescription drug monitoring programs, and implications for patient care.