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Elizabeth Copulsky

Doctoral Student

Community Health Sciences

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Elizabeth Copulsky is a second year doctoral student in the department of Community Health Sciences. Her research interests focus on harm reduction and specifically, opioid use and the provision of harm reduction services in suburban and rural settings through qualitative and mixed-methods approaches.

She has stayed active in the community with several Naloxone distribution organizations in California and Illinois.

Selected Publications

Gaines,T., Wagner,K., Mittal,ML., Bowles,JM., Copulsky,E., Faul, M., Davidson,PD. (2019). Transition from Prescription Opioids: A discrete time-survival analysis of Heroin Incitation in suburban/exurban communities. Addiction

Wagner,K., Harding,R., Kelley,R., Labus, B., Verdugo,S., Copulsky,E., Bowles,JM., Mittal,ML., Davidson,PD., (2019). Post-overdose interventions triggered by calling 911: centering the perspective of people who use drugs. Plos one/medicine


MPH, Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan (2017)

BA, Sociology, Loyola Marymount University (2014)

Professional Memberships

American Sociological Association

American Public Health Association

Selected Presentations

Copulsky,E., Mittal,ML.,Bowles,J.,Harding,R.,Wagner,K., Davidson,P., (2019, November). Attitudes Towards Medication-assisted Treatment Among Sober Living Environments: Implications for evidence-based treatment in suburban settings. 2019 APHA Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA

Mittal,ML.,Davidson,P.,Copulsky,E.,Bowles,J.,Hennessey,G.,Verdugo,S.,Harding,RW.,Gaines,T.,Wagner,KD.(2019, June) Self-reported peer buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) administration for opioid overdose reversal: a potential avenue for peer-led overdose prevention efforts in medication-assisted treatment settings. 2019 College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Scientific Meeting. San Antonio, TX