Begun Center’s Vaishali Deo co-authors piece on 2016 fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths

Vaishali Deo, who recently joined the Begun Center as a research associate, co-authored an article on 2016 fentanyl and heroin overdose deaths, comparing them to previously studied heroin-associated fatalities from 2012. 

The piece, published in the <em>Journal of Forensic Sciences</em> and titled “The fentanyl phase of the opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States,” focuses on fentanyl victims over a wide range of demographic and investigative variables. The study emphasizes the medical examiner’s role as a public health data source and bridge between different stakeholders combating the opioid epidemic.

Read the research.