The webinar is open to anyone interested in the topic, which may include first-responders, healthcare and behavioral healthcare professionals, justice personnel, educators/students, or community members. While anyone is welcome to join, as part of our funding, we are specifically focusing on providers in Gila, Graham, Mohave counties.
Participants will be able to:
- Assess the history of medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD) and its relationship with criminal justice.
- Analyze the historical influence on the provision of evidence-based treatment today, particularly in rural areas.
- Evaluate barriers, solutions, and strategies for increasing capacity to offer evidence-based treatments for populations involved injustice settings (e.g., screening, intervention, referral).
Barbara Andraka-Christou, J.D.,Ph.D
Dr. Barbara "Basia" Andraka-Christou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management & Informatics, with a Joint Secondary Appointment in the College of Medicine, at the University of Central Florida. Her research explores substance use disorder treatment from health services and health policy perspectives. She leads the UCF Court Health Services & Policies Workgroup.
Dr. Andraka-Christou received her J.D. and Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship there. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Florida. She is a licensed attorney in Florida.