Substance use and misuse; opioid overdose, suicide, mental health; harm reduction; social network influences.
Buffalo NY, 14214
Phone: (716) 829-6752
Sarah Cercone Heavey, PhD, MPH is a substance use and mental health researcher. Currently, her work focuses on opioid overdose, including issues related to naloxone access as well as intentionality in opioid overdose. She completed at NIMH-funded T32 fellowship at the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center. Prior to this, she received her MPH and PhD in Community Health and Health Behavior at UB. Dr. Heavey has worked in public health for many years, including health promotion at an insurance company and lead poisoning prevention at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. In addition, between her MPH and PhD, Dr. Heavey completed a fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, in Atlanta, GA.