On Tuesday, August 6th, Dr. Kimberly Sue of the Harm Reduction Coalition presented on: “Naloxone: Preventing Opioid Overdose in the Community”
1. Discuss the epidemiology of opioid overdose.
2. Identify how to avoid, recognize, and act on opioid overdoses.
3. Discuss the role and safety of prescribing and distributing naloxone.
Dr. Kimberly Sue is the Medical Director of the Harm Reduction Coalition. She works collaboratively with national Capacity Building Services and Policy teams to serve as the medical expert in support of drug user health policies and programs. Dr. Sue is a graduate of the Harvard Medical School’s Social Science MD-PhD Track (PhD, 2014, MD 2015). Her PhD work was in sociocultural (medical) anthropology where she studied the intersection of US prison systems, addiction policy, mental health and drug treatment. Dr. Sue’s ethnographic research was based in Massachusetts at the state women’s prison, a Boston jail, and a community-based buprenorphine treatment program, where she followed the experiences and treatment of women addicted to heroin through the prison and jail systems and back home or onto the streets. She finished her medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in Internal Medicine-Primary Care.