Addiction & Overdose

Alison Miller


Alison Miller, MA is a project director at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM). In this role, she currently directs two task forces focused on pandemic preparedness in the Carolinas and child maltreatment prevention, while also examining progress made toward the implementation of recommendations from previous task forces on substance use and mental health. Prior to joining the NCIOM team, she worked for the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner as the epidemiologist and grant program manager, where she was responsible for tracking all deaths investigated by the medical examiner system and working with internal and external partners to inform public health initiatives, while also managing grant-funded projects designed to enhance the medical examiner system and improve the timeliness and quality of data on drug-related deaths. 

The NCIOM was chartered by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1983 to serve as a non-political, independent source of analysis and advice on major health issues facing the state. The NCIOM convenes task forces, committees, and workgroups to identify evidence-based solutions to address health issues in North Carolina, educates health policy stakeholders, provides non-partisan research and analysis on health and health care, and publishes the North Carolina Medical Journal, a journal of health policy analysis and debate. Throughout its history, the NCIOM has been the leading source of information and public policy recommendations aimed at improving population health, health care access, and health care quality.

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