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Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day: How You Can Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic
Featured Speaker: Jamie Mells, PhD, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Public Health Service Overdose Data to Action Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day initiative has created "The Learning Series" - an initiative to address the opioid epidemic through community outreach, prescriber education, parent education and a statewide media campaign to increase awareness of the crisis.

Oct 6, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Lieutenant Commander Jamie Mells, PhD
@U.S. Public Health Service Overdose Data to Action Coordinator, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. Jamie Mells is a Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps. LCDR Mells currently serves as the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) Coordinator and leads the management and coordination of OD2A. He has previously served as both a project officer and health scientist team member for CDC’s Prevention for States and Data Driven Prevention programs, providing opioid-related technical assistance and training to state and local health departments, tribal entities, and large cities. He is a subject matter expert on prescription drug monitoring programs and evidence-based opioid prevention interventions. LCDR Mells has served as the lead scientist working with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) to build state preparedness to respond to opioid crises. LCDR Mells has a diverse background in nutritional biochemistry and biology, having completed a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Emory University in 2011.