Early Warning Network

NDEWS sites and Community Epidemiology Workgroup (CEWG) sites have joined our NDEWS Early Warning Network as sentinel sites. These 17 sites 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 Devika Bhatia, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Detroit, MI Wayne County Cynthia Arfken, PhD Professor, Psychiatry, Wayne State University
Duluth, MN Minnesota Nate Wright, MPH Epidemiologist, Syndromic Surveillance & Drug Overdose Epidemiology Unit, Injury & Violence Prevention Section, Minnesota Department of Health
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
Kentucky State of Kentucky Dana Quesinberry, JD, DrPH Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles County Mary-Lynn Brecht, PhD Professor, University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing
New York City, NY New York City Alex Harocopos, PhD, MSc Director of Qualitative Research, Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention, Care and Treatment
Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia County Jewell Johnson, MPH and Dana Higgins, MPH City of Philadelphia – Department of Public Health
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, Addictions, Drug and Alcohol 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 Jane Maxwell, PhD Research Professor Emeritus, The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Washington, DC Baltimore–Washington Metro Area Lisa Wiederlight, MPP Chief performance officer for the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program

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).