Not Just Opioids: Substance Use Policy through a Public Health Lens

October 29, 2018
3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Brown Lounge, Danforth Campus

Earlier in the day, Leo Beletsky will give a talk on the overdose crisis at Washington University's Law School. Find out more.

Join us on October 29th for the town hall event Not Just Opioids: Substance Use Policy through a Public Health Lens with Leo Beletsky as he moderates a panel of experts.

Registration opens at 3:00pm. Event begins promptly at 3:30pm.

Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested, but not required.


Wesley Bell, JD, Ferguson City Councilman

Rachel Winograd, PhD, Assistant Research Professor, Missouri Institute of Mental Health, University of Missouri-St Louis

Chad Sabora, JD, Executive Director, Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery

Moderator: Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH

Leo Beletsky holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University, which houses the Health in Justice Action Lab he directs. He is also an Associate Adjunct Professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. Beletsky’s expertise is in substance use research and policy, with special focus on drug overdose, infectious disease transmission, and the role of the criminal justice system as a structural determinant of drug user health. Throughout his career, Professor Beletsky has applied his skills and expertise in service to governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, including the United Nations, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the City of New York.

Click here to view a flyer for this event.

Directions and Parking:

Guests to campus are encouraged to park in the Danforth Underground Garage (DUC) (#94), which is equipped with gate-arm technology. Visitors will need to pull a ticket at the entrance to gain access and park in a designated visitor space. Pulled tickets must be displayed on vehicle dashboard. Charges are incurred by the hour. Validation tickets will be provided for guests at the event registration desk in Brown Hall.

 The DUC garage is located approximately .4 miles from Brown Hall, or about a 10-minute walk. If you need accommodations for getting from the DUC garage to Brown Hall, you can request a golf cart by calling 314-935-3648. This service is available 8:00am – 5:30pm.

Directions are available here.


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