Medical student Rebecca Georgiadis has been named a Roth Fellow in support of her medical student Scholarly project “COVID-19 Impacts on a Local Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)." Professor Danny Rosen is her mentor on the project and has been working with her for the past three years.
The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, along with accompanying closures and restrictions, helped to focus Rebecca Georgiadis ’s research project - “Covid-19 impacts on a local Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs for Opioid use disorder (OUD).” The timeliness of the subject was critically important to the FQHC that was eager to learn how MAT services were being impacted during the pandemic. Rebecca conceived of this project, designed all aspects of the data collection, and, most importantly, took the time and effort to develop relationships with key staff at the clinic that helped to inform the goals of the project. She has created an infrastructure for on-going data collection of MAT services at the FQHC that will serve as the basis for the longitudinal analysis of factors impacting participation and clinical outcomes. In addition, Rebecca has continued to conduct in-services and updates on the findings from the research with staff at the FQHC that have resulted in a true community-based partnership.