Jennifer Walsh to give Judith Shinogle Award Lecture
Is Saving Lives Enough to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic?
Public Policy graduate student Jennifer Walsh has been chosen as this year's Judith Shinogle Award Recipient. Her lecture,
"Is Saving Lives Enough to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic?"
will be given November 1, 2018 at 4 p.m., followed by a reception.
This event is free and open to the public.
Bio: Ms. Walsh is a Ph.D. student in the School of Public Policy’s health policy specialization. She is currently a Disabilities Support Specialist at Towson University promoting equal access to educational opportunities to students with disabilities. Previously, she was a licensed Psychology Associate performing neurocognitive evaluations at Johns Hopkins Hospital Division of Medical Psychology. While working at JHH, she became interested in both the mismanagement and abuse of prescription drugs. Currently, she is focusing her studies on the opioid epidemic. Her dissertation topic is an examination of the effectiveness of Naloxone administration by a layperson on the overall mortality and recovery rate. Her dissertation mentor is Dr. Nancy Miller.
Ms. Walsh received a M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University-Maryland and a B.S. in Psychology from Stevenson University. She is married to Michael Walsh, Ph.D., a graduate of UMBC's School of Public Policy and staff member in the Office of Sponsored Programs at UMBC. Together they have a three year old daughter named Elizabeth.
Judith Shinogle was a member of the research staff with the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research and an adjunct faculty member in the School of Public Policy before her untimely death. Her family established this award in her memory. Previous Shinogle lecture videos can be viewed from the School of Public Policy website.