Early Warning Network

Twelve of the former NDEWS sites and six of the former Community Epidemiology Workgroup (CEWG) sites will be joining our NDEWS Early Warning Network as sentinel sites. These 18 sites will collect and submit indicator data on an ongoing basis, as well as submit annual site reports.

NDEWS Sentinel Sites

Sentinel site Geographic coverage Sentinel Site Director Affiliation
Atlanta, GA Atlanta Metro Area Matthew W. Myers, MPA Assistant Chief of Police, Peachtree City Police Department
Chicago, IL Chicago Metro Area Lawrence J Ouellet, PhD Community Outreach Intervention Projects, University of Illinois at Chicago
Denver, CO Denver Metro Area Karen F Corsi, ScD, MPH Associate Professor, Psychiatry, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Detroit, MI Wayne County Cynthia Arfken, PhD Professor, Psychiatry, Wayne State University
Florida State of Florida Bruce A. Goldberger, PhD Professor and Chief of Forensic Medicine Division, Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, College of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles County Mary-Lynn Brecht, PhD Professor, University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing
Maine, ME State of Maine Marcella H Sorg, PhD Professor, Anthropology, Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, University of Maine
Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Metro Area Marilyn E Carroll, PhD Professor, Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
New York City, NY New York City Denise Paone, EdD Senior Director of Research and Surveillance, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia County Katrina Pratt-Roebuck Senior Director of Systems Integration, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
Phoenix, AZ Phoenix Metro James K. Cunningham, PhD Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona
San Diego, CA San Diego County Eileen V. Pitpitan, PhD Associate Professor, School of Social Work, San Diego State University; Co-Director, San Diego Center for Alcohol and Drug Studies
San Francisco, CA San Francisco County Phillip O Coffin, MD, MIA Director, Center on Substance Use and Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health / University of California, San Francisco
Seattle/King County, WA King County Caleb Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, Affiliate Associate Professor, University of Washington
St. Louis, MO Greater St. Louis Area Heidi Israel, PhD, FNP, LCSW, CCRG Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Research, St. Louis University
Texas State of Texas Jessica Cance, MPH, PhD Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International
Washington, DC Baltimore–Washington Metro Area TBD
West Virginia State of West Virginia Robin A. Pollini, PhD, MPH Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, West Virginia University

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).