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Supplements Deaths, Dollars, and Diverted Resources: Examining the Heavy Price of the Opioid Epidemic
The Economic Burden of the Opioid Epidemic on States: The Case of Medicaid
Douglas L. Leslie, PhD; Djibril M. Ba, MPH; Edeanya Agbese, MPH; Xueyi Xing, PhD; and Guodong Liu, PhD
Estimated Costs to the Pennsylvania Criminal Justice System Resulting From the Opioid Crisis
Gary Zajac, PhD; Samaan Aveh Nur, BA; Derek A. Kreager, PhD; and Glenn Sterner, PhD
Considering the Child Welfare System Burden From Opioid Misuse: Research Priorities for Estimating Public Costs
Daniel Max Crowley, PhD; Christian M. Connell, PhD; Damon Jones, PhD; and Michael W. Donovan, MA
The Opioid Epidemic, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, and Estimated Costs for Special Education Services
Paul L. Morgan, PhD; and Yangyang Wang, MA
Opioid Misuse, Labor Market Outcomes, and Means-Tested Public Expenditures: A Conceptual Framework
Joel E. Segel, PhD; Yunfeng Shi, PhD; John R. Moran, PhD; and Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD
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Participating Faculty
Beyond Rescue, Treatment, and Prevention: Understanding the Broader Impact of the Opioid Epidemic at the State Level
Laura Fassbender, BPH; Gwendolyn B. Zander, Esq; and Rachel L. Levine, MD
The Cost of the Opioid Epidemic, In Context
Sarah Kawasaki, MD; and Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
The Opioid Epidemic: The Cost of Services Versus the Cost of Despair
Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MPH

Participating Faculty

Guest Editor
Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MPH
Chief Science Officer
Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Princeton, NJ

Faculty
Edeanya Agbese, MPH
Research Project Manager
Department of Public Health Sciences
Center for Applied Studies in Health Economics
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Djibril M. Ba, MPH
Research Data Management Specialist
Department of Public Health Sciences
Center for Applied Studies in Health Economics
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Christian M. Connell, PhD
Associate Professor Human Development and Family Studies
Associate Director
Child Maltreatment Solutions Network
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Daniel Max Crowley, PhD
Director Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative
Assistant Professor
Human Development and Family Studies 
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Michael W. Donovan, MA
Director of Policy and Outreach
Evidence-to-Impact Collaborative
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Laura Fassbender, BPH
Executive Assistant
Office of the Secretary
Pennsylvania Department of Health
Harrisburg, PA

Christopher S. Hollenbeak, PhD
Professor and Department Head
Department of Health Policy and Administration
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Damon Jones, PhD
Senior Research Associate
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Sarah Kawasaki, MD
Director Addictions Services
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry and Internal Medicine
Penn State Health
Hershey, PA

Derek A. Kreager, PhD
Liberal Arts Professor
Department of Sociology and Criminology
Director
Criminal Justice Research Center
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Douglas L. Leslie, PhD
Professor  Department of Public Health Sciences
Director
Center for Applied Studies in Health Economics
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

Rachel L. Levine, MD
Secretary of Health Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, PA

Guodong Liu, PhD
Assistant Professor Division of Health Services and Behavioral Research
Department of Public Health Services
Penn State College of Medicine
Hershey, PA

John R. Moran, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Health Policy and Administration
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Paul L. Morgan, PhD
Harry and Marion Eberly Fellow Professor of Education and Demography
Director Center for Educational Disparities Research
Department of Education Policy Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Samaan Aveh Nur, BA
Research Associate
Criminal Justice Research Center
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Department of Health Policy and Administration
Director
Center for Health Care and Policy Research
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Joel E. Segel, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Administration
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
Member
Penn State Cancer Institute
Hershey, PA

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
Professor of the Practice
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD

Yunfeng Shi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Administration
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Glenn Sterner, PhD
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Division of Social Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
Abington, PA

Yangyang Wang, MA
Research Assistant
Center for Educational Disparities Research
Department of Education Policy Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Xueyi Xing, PhD
Research Data Analyst
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
College of Health and Human Development
The Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA

Gary Zajac, PhD
Managing Director
Associate Research Professor
Criminal Justice Research Center
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Gwendolyn B. Zander, Esq
Executive Assistant
Office of Medical Assistance Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Harrisburg, PA


FACULTY DISCLOSURES
These faculty have disclosed the following relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations in the past 12 months.

Sarah Kawasaki, MD
INSTITUTIONAL CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Receives grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for work on opioid use disorder treatment

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
EXPERT TESTIMONY
Unpaid expert witness in Baltimore city lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

Glenn Sterner, PhD
BOARD MEMBERSHIP
Pennsylvania Overdose Task Force
GRANTS RECEIVED
National Institute of Justice; US Department of Justice, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
HONORARIA
Georgia Pacific Company; US Department of Agriculture

Gwendolyn B. Zander, Esq
GRANTS RECEIVED
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services receives grants from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
MEETING/CONFERENCE ATTENDANCE
Centers of Excellence

Edeanya Agbese, MPH; Djibril M. Ba, MPH;
Christian M. Connell, PhD; Daniel Max Crowley, PhD; Michael W. Donovan, MA; Laura Fassbender, BPH; Christopher S. Hollenbeak, PhD; Damon Jones, PhD; Derek A. Kreager, PhD; Douglas L. Leslie, PhD; Rachel L. Levine, MD; Guodong Liu, PhD; Paul L. Morgan, PhD; John R. Moran, PhD; Samaan Aveh Nur, BA; Alonzo L. Plough, PhD, MPH; Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD; Joel E. Segel, PhD; Yunfeng Shi, PhD; Yangyang Wang, MA; Xueyi Xing, PhD; and Gary Zajac, PhD
,
report no relationships or financial interests with any entity that would pose a conflict of interest with the subject matter of this supplement.
 
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