Dinner and Panel: Addiction Medicine and the Opioid Crisis

Please join Catherine Lucey, MD, Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education, for a special panel on addiction medicine and the opioid crisis. This panel is open to the entire UCSF community. It is co-sponsored by the Departments of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, and Psychiatry.

The panel is FREE but please register here for the 5:00 p.m. dinner so we can order enough food.

Kelly Knight, PhD (Associate Professor of Medical Anthropology, DAHSM, UCSF) will present data from long-term research projects conducted with pregnant women and chronic non-cancer pain patients in primary care, emphasizing the relationship between clinical care and patients’ structural vulnerabilities (e.g., poverty, racism and housing instability).

Helena Hansen, MD/PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry/Medical Anthropology, NYU) will address the ways that racial and class politics surrounding white middle class narcotics use have shaped the marketing, regulation and demographic distribution of opioids, the symbolism of opioid addiction in the popular media, and resulting drug policies.

Panel respondents include:  

Christina Mangurian, MD, MAS
Professor of Psychiatry
Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity, Department of Psychiatry 
Director, UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellowship at ZSFG
Core Faculty, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at ZSFG 

Monica R. McLemore, RN, MPH, PhD
Assistant Professor, Family Health Care Nursing
Research Scientist, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH) 

Scott Steiger, MD, FACP, FASAM
Deputy Medical Director
Opiate Treatment Outpatient Program, ZSFG
Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine and Psychiatry

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 5:00pm

N-217 Auditorium
513 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, California 94143

Event Type

Food/Dining, Special Event, Panel Discussion


UCSF Medical Center, School of Medicine, Graduate Division


Students, Postdocs, Faculty, Staff, Alumni







Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
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This event requires registration.