Addiction & Overdose

Javier Cepeda

Core Faculty

Addiction & Overdose Steering Committee Member

Javier Cepeda, PhD, MPH is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on characterizing the intersecting epidemics of substance use, criminal justice involvement, and blood-borne infections such as HIV and hepatitis C virus. He is primarily interested in evaluating public health interventions that improve the health and quality of life of people who inject drugs. Dr. Cepeda's current research interests focus on strengthening harm reduction services through integration with other key interventions, such as linkage to treatment for substance use disorder, HIV prevention and care, and curative treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection. He also is interested in evaluating the role of law enforcement deflection programs as a tool to reduce the negative impact of criminal justice system involvement. 

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