Opioid Epidemic Focus of Georgetown Professor’s Research

JULY 21, 2016 – A professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies is conducting research that could help fight the American opioid addiction epidemic recently proclaimed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Peggy Compton, PhD, RN, FAAN, interim chair of the Department of Advanced Nursing Practice, has been studying the effects of opioids for many years, including the theory that opioid use causes increased sensitivity to pain.

The professor also serves as the school’s associate dean for research, evaluation, and graduate programs. 

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