Coordinating Center

NDEWS is led by our research group 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

Co-I: Elan Barenholtz, PhD

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

Barenholtz

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Fellow: 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

Data Management Analyst: Arjun Iyer, PhD

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

Arjun Iyer

University of Florida

Data Management Analyst: Trokon Johnson, MS

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

Trokon Johnson

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Fellow: Andrew McCabe, MPH

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

Andrew McCabe

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Co-I: 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

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Co-I: Tara Sabo-Attwood, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental & Global Health and Associate Dean of Faculty Development, Cultural Affairs, and Wellness Programs, College of Public Health and Health Professions

Dr. Sabo-Attwood

University of Florida

Fellow: Vijaya Seegulam, MPH

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

VS

Florida Atlantic University

Fellow: Daniel Van Zant

NIDA T32 Predoctoral Fellow, PhD Student, Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute, Florida Atlantic University

DV

University of Florida

Fellow: Anna Wang

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

Anna Wang

University of Florida

Fellow: Nae Won, MPH

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

Nae Won, MPH

Last modified: 02/12/2024

The National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (U01DA051126) to the University of Florida (PI: Cottler; Co-Is: Goldberger, Nixon, Striley), New York University (Co-I: Palamar), and Florida Atlantic University (Co-I: Barenholtz).