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Race, Industry and Policy in the United States' War on Opioid Drugs that Wasn't

Friday, November 3, 9 to 10 am.

CAMH Addictions Rounds

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe three institutional causes for the racial patterns of opioid treatment and overdose in the U.S.
  2. Discuss two potential interventions to decrease opioid overdose rates among all racial groups in the U.S.


Dr. Helena Hansen is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology at NYU School of Medicine in New York City, and a Staff Psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, and her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Yale University (2005); she was enrolled in the Medical Scientist/MD-PhD Program at Yale School of Medicine and received her M.D. in 2005. She completed a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center, and was the recipient of a K01 Career Development Award from NIDA, and research awards from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Bell Gateway Building, 100 Stokes Street, Room 3158

CME Credits: Addictions Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Continuing Education Credits for Professionals: Addictions Rounds may be used to apply for CE credits—please consult your certification bodies, professional societies, or governmental licensing boards whether it would be accepted as part of your professional development