Coordinating Center

NDEWS is led by our research group composed of scientists from the University of Florida, New York University, and Florida Atlantic University.

Our Coordinating Center (CC) is spearheaded by the Cottler Lab (Epidemiology), with investigators from the University of Florida through the Florida Drug-Related Outcomes Surveillance and Tracking System (FROST) and the Center for Addiction Research & Education (CARE), the Palamar Lab at New York University, and the Machine Perception and Cognitive Robotics (MPCR) Lab at Florida Atlantic University.

Our CC draws heavily on established and emerging public health surveillance methods and integrates expertise from multiple disciplines including epidemiology, forensic medicine, toxicology, psychiatry, sociology, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence.


FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Elan Barenholtz, PhD

Co-Director of MPCR Lab; Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; Associate Professor, Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences

Barenholtz

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Linda B. Cottler, PhD, MPH, FACE

Dean’s Professor and Associate Dean, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Medicine

Cottler

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Nicole D. Fitzgerald

NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow, PhD Student, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Medicine

Fitzgerald

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Bruce A. Goldberger, PhD

Professor and Chief of Forensic Medicine Division, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine

Goldberger

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Tamara Millay

Administrative Coordinator, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Medicine

Millay

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Sara Jo Nixon, PhD

Director, Center for Addiction Research & Education; Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, College of Medicine, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Nixon

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health, New York University Langone Medical Center

Palamar

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Catherine L. Striley, PhD, MSW, MPE

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Medicine

Striley

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Sean Taylor

NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow, PhD Student, Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health and Health Professions, College of Medicine

Taylor