COVID-19 & Substance Use in NYS: Policy & Service Delivery


Past Event

COVID-19 & Substance Use in NYS: Policy & Service Delivery

October 28, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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This seminar, sponsored by CHOSEN, presents emerging research from New York State focused on the intersection of COVID-19 and substance use highlighting the relationship of behavioral health and substance use disorder, policymaker perceptions of communication with providers regarding regulatory changes, successes and challenges to the implementation of substance use disorder regulatory changes and impact on health equity, and overall access to substance use disorder services.

Speakers will focus on policy and service delivery implications informed by these new findings.

The event will be moderated by Aimee Campbell, PhD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Speakers include Noa Krawczyk, Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine, Brandy F Henry, PhD, LICSW, Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University College of Education, Timothy Hunt, PhD, MSW,  Associate Director of the Social Intervention Group (SIG), and Amar D. Mandavia, M.A. 6th year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology Department at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University.

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The Columbia University’s School of Social Work (CSSW), Irving Medical Center’s (CUIMC) Department of Psychiatry Division on Substance Use Disorders (DSUD), and the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research, are deeply committed to addressing the national crisis of opioid and other substance use disorders.

The Columbia Center for Healing of Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders--Intervention Development and Implementation (CHOSEN), founded on cross-disciplinary collaboration, is focused on directly impacting negative health consequences caused by opioid and other substance use disorders, including drug overdose and overdose deaths, the impaired functioning and lost productivity, co-occurring psychiatric and physical disorders (e.g., PTSD and trauma, HIV, and HCV), and the impacts on family and the community.