Institute Mission & Purpose
The mission of the Institute is to reduce the overdose deaths and other morbidities through collaborative, innovative, and interdisciplinary opioid research that spans the translational spectrum. The Institute strives to make a statewide and national impact with a health equity lens by catalyzing and expanding high-impact research, evidence-based and promising programs, and partnerships to reduce opioid use, increase treatment access and options, and prevent opioid-related harms.
This transdisciplinary institute brings together U-M experts and community partners to catalyze and expand high-impact research, programs and partnerships that address opioid use, treatment, and prevention of developing opioid use disorders (OUD).
Key values of the Institute include advancing opportunities for researchers from under-represented backgrounds, elevating voices and influence of marginalized communities, and engaging studies that address the unique challenges in under-served and historically excluded groups. Core program units/focus areas include: