Jean Marie Place, PhD, MPH, MSW
Associate Professor of Health Education and Promotion
Ball State University
Dr. Jean Marie Place is a maternal and child health researcher. She began teaching at Ball State University in 2014 and studies adverse experiences in a woman’s reproductive life, particularly issues in the perinatal period such as infertility, postpartum depression, maternal opioid use disorder, sexual violence, and infant mortality. She also examines fertility awareness among young people and prenatal care models. Her work has centered on exploring these issues in low-resource contexts including Mexico, Guatemala, and immigrant populations in the United States.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

This Lightning Talk session will focus on the process and benefits of establishing a university-community partnership to address the opioid epidemic. The Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center and the Ball State University College of Health, in collaboration, hosted the Delaware County Substance Use Disorder Symposium. The symposium focused on an interdisciplinary, interprofessional and collaborative approach to the prevention of substance use disorder, detection, treatment, and recovery in Delaware County. This Lightning Talk session aligns primarily with placing…