Geospatial Analytics with Drug Arrest Data (014)

The University of Maryland’s Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) established the Coordinating Center for the National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) for NIDA in 2014. NDEWS is a public health surveillance system that generates critically needed information about drugs and their public health consequences so that rapid, informed, and effective public health responses can be developed. Over the past four years, the Coordinating Center has developed national and international collaborations to support the ability to identify, monitor, and follow-up on emerging drugs and changing drug trends. These capabilities will be used in studies to link scientists and practitioners from the justice and public health fields and to generate resources and tools to support improvements in both fields.

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