Jane Ungemack, DrPH
Assistant Professor, Community Medicine and Health Care, University of Connecticut
After earning her doctorate in public health and completing a postdoctoral fellowship in mental health research at Rutgers University, Dr. Jane Ungemack began working in 1994 as a Visiting Assistant Professor and then Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In 1997, she transferred her appointment to the Department of Community Medicine and Health Care.
The majority of Dr. Ungemack’s research has been conducted in collaboration with and in support of the Connecticut Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Children and Families (DCF). She has conducted numerous statewide substance abuse treatment and prevention needs assessment studies used to support state program and policy development, including adult household surveys, student surveys, studies of at-risk youth, social indicators analyses and community resource assessments. In addition to her research projects, Dr. Ungemack teaches courses in the Graduate Program in Public Health.
Presentation: The Opioid Crisis in Connecticut
The lecture will review data from a variety of sources documenting trends and patterns in the evolution of the opioid crisis and its consequences for Connecticut’s population. Accidental drug intoxication deaths in Connecticut, the role of the medical examiner in death investigations with particular emphasis on opioid deaths, will be explained. It will include data on how the opioid crisis is changing in Connecticut.
The lecture will review the role of the medical examiner in death investigation with particular emphasis on opioid deaths. It will include data on how the opioid crisis is changing in Connecticut.