Bridges to Healthy Transitions

West Virginia University School of Nursing, Eastern Division

Bridges to Healthy Transitions


"Bridges to Healthy Transitions" is a community-based research initiative housed within the West Virginia University School of Nursing, Eastern Division. Bridges research projects focus on structures, processes and transitions that impact the care and quality of life of under-served and medically complex populations. The research engages the community and multiple health disciplines, including nursing, public health, medicine and social work. Our work involves comprehensive assessment, planning, design and evaluation of tailored interventions to promote health and reduce health disparities.

Bridging Public Health and Safety to Reduce Overdose Deaths: “Bridges Project”

The “Bridges Project” is a community-level research project that aims to reduce overdose deaths in Berkeley County by working together with law enforcement, EMS, public health, health professionals, and the recovery community to develop a coordinated response to overdose trends. Core collaborators for this project are: Berkeley County Recovery Resource Center, Berkeley County Health Department Harm Reduction Program, Berkeley County Day Report Center, and Healthcare Advocates for Recovery, Inc.


Dr. Joy Buck, PhD, APRN
Principal Investigator
(304) 596-6381

Nathan Fiore
Research Coordinator
(304) 596-6323

Stephanie Stout
Recovery Coach Coordinator