Speakers

Terry Bunn, Patricia Freeman, Tim Hilton, Van Ingram, David McMahan, Dana Quesinberry, Jeffery Talbert

Terry Bunn, PhD

Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health
Director, Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Bunn is the Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Kentucky Drug Overdose Prevention program. She is currently working in the areas of injury surveillance and prevention including the prevention of drug abuse and the relationship between drug abuse and other injuries such as occupational injuries and motor vehicle injuries.

Research interests include risk factors contributing to occupationally-related motor vehicle crash, road and highway construction, machinery, and youth fatalities occurring in the state of Kentucky with an emphasis on development of strategies for prevention.

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Patricia Freeman, RPh, PhD

Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Director, Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP)
Faculty Associate, Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (IPOP)
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Freeman's research interests are focused on substance use policy. In addition to her role as research lead for the Kentucky’s BJA COAP Category 6 project Data-driven Responses to Prescription Drug Misuse in Kentucky, she is a co-investigator on the NIH initiative Helping to End Addition Long-term (HEAL), a trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions to stem the national opioid public health crisis. Other recent activities include evaluating prescription drug monitoring programs and their impact and effectiveness at preventing prescription drug misuse and diversion.

She earned a BS in pharmacy and a PhD from the University of Kentucky and then completed postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and the UK College of Medicine.

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Tim Hilton

Principal Owner
Recovery Consulting
Birmingham, Alabama

Tim is a recovery education and advocacy expert.

Hilton speaks about overcoming a devastating drug addiction and becoming able to help others. He describes how he struggled with active addiction for 25 years and nearly lost his life because of it.

He will also explain the science behind how addiction affects the brain.

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Van Ingram

Executive Director
Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Frankfort, Kentucky

Ingram joined ODCP in November 2004, shortly after it was created with the mission of coordinating Kentucky’s substance abuse efforts in enforcement, treatment and prevention/education.

Ingram served with the Maysville Police Department for more than 23 years, the last six as its chief. He is a former president of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police, and was named “Kentucky Chief of the Year” in 2001. He is a former recipient of the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Law Enforcement as well as the Melvin Shein Award for distinguished service to Kentucky law enforcement.

Van is a certified law enforcement instructor and has trained officers across the state on a variety of topics, including community oriented policing, case management, and “Kentucky Substance Abuse Issues” for Chiefs, Sheriff’s and command staff. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of substance abuse issues both in Kentucky and nationally.

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David McMahan

KASPER Program Administrator
Office of Inspector Generator
Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services
Frankfort, Kentucky

David has worked in the IT field for over 35 years and done everything from writing code and pulling cable to being an IT director at a Fortune 200 company. His experience covers the areas of healthcare, criminal justice, and business process outsourcing.

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Dana Quesinberry, JD

Program Manager, Kentucky Drug Overdose Prevention Program
Health Policy and Program Evaluator
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Dana earned a BA from Thomas More College, a JD from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, and is currently pursuing a PhD, focusing on public health management, at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.

She has worked in community-based substance abuse prevention with the Rowan County UNITE Coalition, a prior Drug Free Communities Support Program grantee. She is a graduate of CADCA’s National Coalition Academy.

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Jeffery Talbert, PhD

Joseph Schutte Professor, Pharmaceutical Policy, Pharmacy Practice and Science University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Director
Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
Associate Director
UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Talbert earned BS, MA, and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University.

His research is focused at the intersection of evidence-based policy and health care outcomes, with most work on public health informatics and substance use disorder outcomes. He is currently working on an NIH study of prescription drug misuse to identify doctor shoppers from large health care data, an NIH study to develop a Medicaid Distributed Research Network focused on opioid use disorder, and he serves as the Co-Director of the Data Analytics Core for the Kentucky HEALing communities project.

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