Dr. Jennifer Loeffler-Cobia, the JPRC’s Justice and Public Health Policy and Practice Director, was featured in a three-part series by the Public Health Insight (PHI) Podcast. PHI is a public health organization committed to modernizing evidence-informed public health communication, education, and knowledge translation. The PHI Podcast is a weekly podcast ranked in the top 5% of all podcasts globally.

In this PHI Podcast series, Jennifer first talks about her pathway to a career working to reform the justice system and help communities address substance misuse. She follows that by discussing the history of opioids in the United States, and focuses on the different waves of epidemics the nation has faced. The final episode highlights why a systems-oriented approach holds promise for addressing the opioid epidemic.

Part 1: Substance Use, Criminal Justice, & Public Health Advocacy On Capitol Hill

Part 2: The Three Waves: OxyContin, Heroin, & Fentanyl

Part 3: Policies Gone Wrong & The Power Of Systems Thinking