National Drug Early Warning Network

Faculty Mentor’s Name: Dr.Linda Cottler
Email: lbcottler@ufl.edu
Phone Number: (352) 294-5963
Project Category: Translational
International Component or Travel: No

Research Project Description:
NDEWS is funded by NIDA. It incorporates real-time surveillance to detect early signals of potential drug epidemics. Our new system implements an expanded Early Warning Network that utilizes novel surveillance methods and harmonizes and disseminates data in a rapid and timely manner. By focusing on leading indicators, the resulting system will be more responsive than reactive.

Ongoing data collection will provide an integrated and comprehensive characterization of drug use and availability by synthesizing traditional, indirect sources with new, direct sources of data, as well as on-the-ground epidemiologic investigations within high-priority areas of concern.