POP faculty join research collaborative to advance opioid research

Amie Goodin, Ph.D., M.P.P, and Juan Hincapie-Castillo, Pharm.D., Ph.D., assistant professors of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy in the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, joined the Opioid Data Lab to collaborate on opioid-related research.

Opioid Data Lab

Jointly housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Kentucky in Lexington and now the University of Florida, the Opioid Data Lab collaborates with pain patients and people who use drugs to answer research questions with real-life implications.

One mission of the Opioid Data Lab is to create open-source epidemiology and coding tools to automate tedious data processing, while individual studies from the lab encompass theory, practice and lived experience from people experiencing pain as well as people who use opioids and other drugs. Cutting-edge health surveillance, data science and causal inference methods are used to evaluate safety and lived experience with opioid analgesics and heroin, to improve public health and safety.