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Shawn Dorius receives grant from Centers for Disease Control

Shawn Dorius, associate professor of sociology, has received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control to assist the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Substance Abuse Bureau to develop stronger relationships between critical surveillance and prevention partners and increase the use of data to inform and evaluate prevention initiatives.

ISU will partner with IDPH in support of the OD2A goal to decrease licit/illicit opioid and other substance use related to morbidity and mortality. Three aims of this collaboration are 1) Increase use of findings from data sources to inform and target prevention efforts; 2) Increase real-time response to overdose “outbreaks” to offer prevention and treatment services; and 3) Increase stakeholder collaboration.