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    • 26 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    AZPHA Breakfast & Learn

    Public Health & Substance Abuse in Rural Arizona


    Friday, April 26, 2024

    9-10am


    Agenda

    Public health relevance of substance use prevention, harm reduction and treatment focusing on opioids and stimulants.

    Effective prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery services that are being deployed across rural Arizona.

    Importance of addressing both the social and environmental determinants of health in Rural Arizona.

    Programs and initiatives at the UArizona College of Public Health at the intersection of climate and health and highlight local and national data platforms to understand environmental risks.

    Data collection, analysis, and synthesis to inform public health and health care stakeholders as they make policy and program decisions related to the public health and healthcare workforce in Arizona.


    Our Speakers:

    Dr. Bridget S. Murphy, DBH, M.Ed.,  has more than three decades of education and experience in public and behavioral health. She has had positions in academic institutions, community-based, and private sector organizations. Dr. Murphy has a doctorate in behavioral health and a master’s in education.

    Her principal expertise is in substance use, mental health, and related infectious diseases for culturally diverse populations in various settings. As a teen, Dr. Murphy struggled with substance use and mental health issues and participated in treatment. This experience provided the foundation for her academic and professional direction.    

    Bryna Koch, DrPH has over 17 years of experience in public health policy analysis, research, and evaluation at the local, state, and national level. 

    In her current position as an assistant research professor at the University of Arizona, her work focuses on data collection, analysis, and synthesis to inform public health and health care stakeholders as they make policy and program decisions related to the public health and healthcare workforce in Arizona.

    Dr. Mona Arora is an Assistant Research Professor at the College of Public Health. Dr. Arora has over fifteen years of experience in disaster preparedness and response, community resilience, and climate change. Dr. Arora currently leads the CDC-ADHS COVID-19 Health Disparities Initiative at the Arizona Center for Rural Health and is Co-Pi on the NIH funded Southwest Center for Resilience on Climate and Health.

    Her research focuses on building the public health capacity to address “wicked’ public health challenges through the development of decision-support tools; enhancing science communication and translation; and integrating a health and equity lens to adaptation planning.


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