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Friday, February 23 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
396 Predicting Vulnerable Opioid Epidemic Populations in Florida at the County-level through Linear Regression, Geographic Information System Techniques, and Cartographic Mapping

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Theresa Nguyen, B.S., Toni Panaou, Ph.D., MCE, and Benjamin G. Jacob, Ph.D.

Fatal opioids overdose are preventable deaths, but opioids and prescription drugs are often used by many to treat diseases. Previous research on opioid epidemics, sought to identify trends and demographics to educate and create interventions and policies. In this innovative research, geographic information system mapping techniques and linear regression was employed to visually and mathematically represent empirical, county-level, opioid data.


Theresa Nguyen

Masters student, College of Public Health

Friday February 23, 2018 8:00am - 12:00pm