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Opioid Research

Emerging Issues

More than 4 million Americans take opioid prescription pain relievers for nonmedical uses. More than 400,000 Americans use heroin, a powerful opiate drug. Many people  report misusing prescription opioids before starting to use heroin.

Marijuana Research

Emerging Issues

The November 2016 election significantly changed the landscape of marijuana laws.

Data for Development

Emerging Issues

Rapid advancements in technology and open data have made more information available now than ever before.

Policing Research

Emerging Issues

Effective and informed policing is vital to the safety of individuals and well-being of our communities.

Responsible Resource Development

Emerging Issues

A growing global population requires increasingly more economy-building resources such as minerals, metals, energy and fuel, commodity chemicals, and water.

Drone Research and Application

Emerging Issues

Unmanned aircraft systems—more commonly referred to as drones—are capable of performing a variety of functions beyond the well-known military uses and can, in fact, be a key element in research.

Global Noncommunicable Diseases

Emerging Issues

Our team is committed to addressing the large and growing burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide.

Zika Virus Research

Emerging Issues

Estimating that 3–4 million people across the Americas will be infected by the Zika virus (ZIKV) in the next year, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a public health emergency of international concern in February 2016.

E-cigarette Research

Emerging Issues

Electronic cigarettes arrived on the market in the mid-2000s, creating both excitement and uncertainty. To some smokers looking to quit, they offered the promise of a new alternative to the known health hazards of tobacco.