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Research focuses on improving classification of deaths from opioid and other drug self-intoxication


Improving classification of deaths from opioid and other drug self-intoxication: suicide versus undetermined or "accident"

School, Department, or Center

School of Public Health - Epidemiology


Ian Rockett, PhD


The research focuses on the association between opioid-intoxication and other poisoning deaths and misclassification of suicide.  A multilevel, CDC-funded study in this area is currently being conducted utilizing data from the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS).  A related research interest is the reconceptualization of self-injury mortality to encompass deaths from drug self-intoxication (DDSI) in addition to suicide by any method.

Area Served

Statewide and beyond


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