About Me

I am an associate professor in the Department of Implementation Science at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

My goal is to bridge the gap between science and practice to enhance the likelihood that individuals affected by substance-use harms will benefit from research findings. My overarching research agenda is dedicated to reducing harms associated with substance use through the implementation of interventions and policies within medical, community and academic settings.

My primary focus is on the harms associated with opioids, cannabis products and polysubstance use. I have secured research funding from prestigious institutions such as the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

I serve as the principal investigator for a grant that concentrates on the development and pilot randomized control trial of a text message intervention aiming to facilitate secure storage and disposal of prescription opioids, preventing diversion and misuse. Additionally, I lead another grant focused on assessing the implementation of pharmacy-based medication disposal programs.