Erin Madden, Ph.D., M.P.H., has joined the Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences as an assistant professor.
Dr. Madden’s research explores health care access among marginalized populations, substance use, harm reduction and social factors affecting health care for people who use drugs. She has published research on primary care programs for people with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, racial and ethnic differences in naloxone prescriptions, stigma related to substance use and harm reduction, and professional attitudes toward medications for opioid use disorders.
She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oberlin College in 2007, a master’s degree and doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 and 2014, respectively, and a master’s of public health degree in Community Health from the University of New Mexico in 2018.
A member of the American Public Health Association, the American Sociological Association and the Society for the Study of Social Problems, Dr. Madden is the recipient of the Louise Johnson Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association’s Medical Sociology Section, the Early Excellence in Teaching Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Graduate Research Award from the National Science Foundation.