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Mental Health

Substance Use Epidemiology

Substance use and substance use disorders (SUD) are among a leading cause of illness, injury, and death in the US and around the globe. The Substance Use Epidemiology faculty in the Department of Mental Health is engaged in research on substance use and SUD across the lifecourse to reduce the burden and improve outcomes. Faculty conduct research on comorbid SUDs and psychiatric disorders; programs and interventions to prevent substance use, especially among adolescents; SUD and harm reduction services and systems of care; and policies relevant to drug control and substance use disorder treatment. The faculty is particularly focused on health disparities populations.