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Perspectives on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

October 15, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM

The 2018-2019 speaker series continues with a discussion about the impact of the nation’s opioid epidemic on the U.S. workforce. Dr. John Howard will present “Perspectives on the U.S. Opioid Epidemic” on Monday, October 15 at 1 pm in 1909 HSC-North.

*Live webcast available.

About Dr. Howard

John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, serves as the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Administrator of the World Trade Center Health Program the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Prior to his appointment as Director of NIOSH, Dr. Howard served as Chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the California Department of Industrial Relations, Labor and Workforce Development Agency, from 1991 through 2002. He is board-certified in internal medicine and occupational medicine, is admitted to the practice of medicine and law in the State of California and in the District of Columbia, and is a member U.S. Supreme Court bar.


Dr. Howard has written numerous articles on occupational health law and policy and serves as a professorial lecturer in environmental and occupational health in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.


About the Series

The WVU School of Public Health’s Dean’s Colloquium Series features discussions throughout the academic year highlighting current issues and topics in public health. All events are free and open to the public. Learn more  online.