Co-prescription Networks of the Opioid Epidemic

This NIH-funded collaborative project assess network-based measures to analyze patterns of opioid prescription-drug seeking behavior and misuse of opioid drugs. Patient-provider (and therefore two-mode) prescription networks are utilized to generate network-based prescription-drug seeking metrics. The goal of this research is to improve the methods to identify early and intermittent signs of opioid-misuse behavior as well as patient groups who are at high risk of opioid use disorder and overdose.

Meltem Odabaş
Meltem Odabaş
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology

My research interests include health behaviors, social interaction in online platforms and public opinion formation.