News Expert Profile

Dennis Watson

Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences IUPUI

Phone:
(317) 274-3245
Email:
dpwatson@iu.edu
1050 Wishard Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN
46202

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral health, health disparities, homelessness, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, qualitative and mixed methods.

Expert Bio

Dennis Watson is an associate professor of social and behavioral sciences in the Fairbanks School of Public Health on the IUPUI campus. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Loyola University Chicago and joined the faculty of IUPUI in 2011. His primary research interests are mental health and substance abuse; homelessness and housing; and the development, implementation and evaluation of evidence-based health policies and interventions.

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Additional Information

"What is Indiana's Aaron's Law": https://fsph.iupui.edu/doc/research-centers/aarons-law-rv.pdf

"Aaron’s Law & Overdose Good Samaritan Law": https://fsph.iupui.edu/doc/research-centers/aarons-law-primer.pdf

"The Use of Peer Recovery Coaches to Combat Barriers to Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Indiana": https://fsph.iupui.edu/doc/research-centers/recovery-issue-brief.pdf