Dinner and Panel: Addiction Medicine and the Opioid Crisis.

Panel Discussion

513 Parnassus Avenue, Rm. N217
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

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Please join Catherine Lucey, MD, Executive Vice Dean and Vice Dean for Education, for a special panel on addiction medicine and the opioid crisis on Tuesday, October 23, at 5:00pm in N217. 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 5:00pm 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

HS Assoc. Clinical Prof. Medicine and Psychiatry