Early Warning Network

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

NDEWS Early Warning Network map of 18 sentinel sites

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
Kentucky State of Kentucky Chris Delcher, PhD Assistant Professor and Director, Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
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 TBD TBD
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 Kendra Viner, PhD, MPH Director, Division of Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction
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 Tom Carr Executive Director, University of Baltimore Center for Drug Policy and Enforcement; Senior Fellow, George Mason University Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy; Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)

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).