Using data to track the opioid epidemic

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Charles Ornstein of ProPublica; Amanda Latimore of Johns Hopkins University
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 11:30am
  • Location: Briargrove
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

As the opioid epidemic morphs in communities across the country, this session will help you identify data sources to cover opioid prescribing, hospitalizations, overdoses and treatment options, as well as strategies to cover an ever-changing problem.

This session is sponsored by the Knight Foundation. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speaker Bios

  • @LatimoreAmanda

  • Charles Ornstein oversees ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, which works with local news organizations to produce accountability journalism on issues of importance to their communities. From 2008 to 2017, he was a senior reporter at ProPublica, covering health care and the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining ProPublica, he was was a reporter at the Los Angeles Times and the Dallas Morning News. He teaches at Columbia's journalism school. @charlesornstein

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