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Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Research Summary

Dr. Hawk's research primarily focuses on reducing opioid associated morbidity and mortality in high risk populations, with an emphasis on opioid overdose prevention, harm reduction and linkage to treatment for ED patients with opioid use disorder.

Extensive Research Description

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 former 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 reducing opioid associated morbidity and mortality in high risk populations, with an emphasis on opioid overdose prevention, harm reduction and linkage to treatment for ED patients with opioid use disorder. Her research has been supported by National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), and the Addiction Policy Forum and includes 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.

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