Using Data to Drive Community-Based Approaches to the Opioid Crisis

What role can data play in developing community-based approaches to opioid misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery? How can data help health, law enforcement, and criminal justice professionals—and community members—better understand the opioid crisis in their localities and develop targeted interventions?

AIR explored these and other issues in a panel discussion, “Using Data to Drive Community-Based Approaches to the Opioid Crisis” on Monday, June 18, 2018. Watch the video:




Cheryl Vince, Senior Vice President and Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research

Opening Remarks

Avenel Joseph M.S., Ph.D., Director of Policy and Oversight, Senator Edward J. Markey


Moderator: Susan Heil, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research
Presenter: Marian Ryan, District Attorney, Middlesex County, MA
Presenter: Xavier "Lawrence" Andrews, Executive Director, Prevention Alliance of Lauderdale County Anti-Drug Coalition (PAL)

About AIR

Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of education, health, and the workforce. For more information, visit

AIR is working with local, state, and national partners to develop and execute evidence-based strategies for addressing the opioid abuse and misuse crisis. Learn more about our work at AIR's Center for Addiction Research and Effective Solutions (AIR CARES).

Event Information

June 18, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET

Managing Researcher