Addiction and Drug Policy and Public Health Special Interest Group
This group is for members of the PublicHealth@Cambridge network and other researchers who are interested in topics relating to substance-related use disorders, including but not limited to:
- epidemiology and surveillance;
- health services and outcomes research;
- legal and regulatory approaches;
- health economics, policy, and technology assessment;
- health governance and systems research;
- policy evaluation and analysis; and
- sociology and anthropology of substance use disorders.
This group aims to provide a forum for all researchers and practitioners with an interest in substance-related use disorders for networking and collaboration. Members of the group specialise in interdisciplinary approaches to issues of substance-related use disorders with interests at the local, national, and international levels.
Everyone with an interest in substance-related use disorders is invited to join by contacting Dr. Andres Roman-Urrestarazu (email@example.com) in the first instance.
- Maastricht University
- University of Hertfordshire
- University College London
Yang, J.C., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., McKee, M., & Brayne, C. (2019). Demographic, socioeconomic, and health correlates of unmet need for mental health treatment in the United States, 2002–16: evidence from the national surveys on drug use and health. IJEH, 18(122). doi:10.1186/s12939-019-1026-y
Yang, J.C., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., & Brayne, C. (2019). Differences in receipt of opioid agonist treatment and time to enter treatment for opioid use disorder among specialty addiction programs in the United States, 2014-17. PLoS One, 14(12): e0226349. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0226349
Rosner, B., Neicun, J., Yang, J.C., & Roman-Urrestarazu, A. (2019). Opioid prescription patterns in Germany and the global opioid epidemic: Systematic review of available evidence. PLOS One, 14(8): e0221153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0221153
Neicun, J., Steenhuizen, M., van Kessel, R., Yang, J.C., Negri, A., Czabanowska, K., Corazza, O., & Roman-Urrestarazu, A. (2019) Mapping novel psychoactive substances policy in the EU: The case of Portugal, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland, the United Kingdom and Sweden. PLOS One, 14(6): e0218011. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0218011
Roman-Urrestarazu, A., Robertson, R., Yang, J., McCallum, A., Gray, C., McKee, M., & Middleton, J. (2018). European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction has a vital role in the UK’s ability to respond to illicit drugs and organised crime. BMJ, 362.
Corazza, O. (Ed.), Roman-Urrestarazu, A. (Ed.). (2018). Handbook of Novel Psychoactive Substances. New York: Routledge.
Yang, J. C., Roman-Urrestarazu, A., & Brayne, C. (2018). Binge alcohol and substance use across birth cohorts and the global financial crisis in the United States. PLoS One, 13(6), e0199741. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0199741
- Journal club
- Interdisciplinary workshops
- Meetings with policymakers
- Joint grant applications
- Collaborative publications
Current Academic Leads
Dr Anne-Laure Van Harmelen (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Psychiatry
Dr Justin Christopher Yang, (email@example.com), Department of Epidemiology and Applied Clinical Research, Division of Psychiatry, Faculty of Brain Sciences, University College London