Current Fellows
Addiction & Overdose

Margaret Moore

Bloomberg Fellow

Margaret Moore is the Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) Coordinator for the Office of Chief Medical Examiner’s (OCME) Drug Intelligence and Intervention Group (DIIG) and RxStat Partnership in New York, New York. She is funded through the NY/NJ High Intensity Drug Trafficking (HIDTA) program. Margaret is primarily responsible for the coordination of interagency meetings in which overdose data and case information are reviewed with the purpose of gaining a holistic understanding of the chain of events leading to overdose deaths; identifying missed opportunities for prevention and intervention across healthcare, social services, and criminal justice systems for individuals; and developing program and policy recommendations to fill system gaps that can reduce risk of overdose death. Through this work, she helps identify ad hoc strategic projects related to reducing overdoses in NYC with partner organizations. 

The NY/NJ HIDTA is a program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) that works to build partnerships with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to reduce drug trafficking, misuse, and accidental overdose. NY/NJ HIDTA played a leading role in establishing the RxStat partnership, which was initially formed in 2012 to bring together public health and public safety agencies to create data-driven policies and programs to reduce overdose deaths in New York City. Today, more than 30 federal, state, and local government agencies participate in this partnership. The OCME Drug Intelligence and Intervention Group (DIIG) is an innovative program that was developed as a result of RxStat. This team is responsible for real-time suspected overdose tracking, providing support to families and friends of overdose decedents in NYC, and conducting the RxStat Overdose Fatality Reviews. 

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