Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and an attending physician in the Yale New Haven Hospital Emergency Department. She is a NIDA sponsored Drug use, Addiction and HIV Research (DAHRS) Scholar, and is board certified in emergency and addiction medicine. She completed her residency training, a year of service as chief resident, and a research fellowship in the Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine. Her research primarily focuses on opioid overdose prevention, with a focus on harm reduction and linkage to treatment for ED patients with opioid use disorder. She is currently an investigator on grants from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), and the Addiction Policy Forum that focus on reducing opioid associated mortality through data linkages, implementation-facilitation of ED initiation buprenorphine, naloxone distribution, ED patient experience and reported outcomes, and dissemination of evidence-based best practices for care of patients with addiction.