Speaker Introduction: Dr. Sarah Heil

HeilSarah Heil, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Vermont. Dr. Heil earned her PhD from Dartmouth College in 1997, then completed NIAAA and NIDA postdoctoral fellowships in substance abuse research at Wayne State University and the University of Vermont. She joined the faculty at Vermont in 2002. Continuously funded by NIDA since that time, her research interests include the behavioral and pharmacological processes involved in substance use disorders, with a special focus on pregnant and recently postpartum women and their infants. She has more than 100 publications to her credit and has received several honors and awards for research excellence.

Dr. Heil will be presenting in the 8th Annual InWomen’s Conference on Friday June 12,2015 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. The title of her talk is: Improving prescription contraceptive use among opioid-maintained women: Randomized controlled trials.

Listed below are key readings that are recommended as background reading in preparation for hearing this talk.

  • Terplan, M., Hand, D. J., Hutchinson, M., Salisbury-Afshar, E., & Heil, S. H. (2015). Contraceptive use and method choice among women with opioid and other substance use disorders: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine.
  • Heil, S.H., Jones, H.E., Arria, A., Kaltenbach, K., Coyle, M., Fischer, G., Stine, S., Selby, P., & Martin, P. R. (2011).  Unintended pregnancy in opioid-abusing women.  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40, 199-202.  PMC3052960

You can see the entire conference agenda here.


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