Dr. Svetla Slavova
Associate Professor/ KIPRC Faculty Associate
Dr. Svetla Slavova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky and faculty associate with the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. She has been the principal investigator on grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration.
Dr. Slavova is also a co-investigator for the largest University of Kentucky research grant, the HEALing Communities Study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, serving as a co-director for its Data, Informatics and Biostatistics Core.
Dr. Slavova has authored and co-authored many peer-reviewed publications highlighting analytical approaches to understanding and combating the opioid epidemic. She received the 2018 Distinguished Leader Award from the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists for her leadership for improved drug overdose mortality surveillance and building epidemiological capacity in state and local health departments, and the 2018 Lexington Public Health Hero award for helping providing free naloxone to community. She was also awarded the 2018 Jess Kraus Award for best paper published in Injury Epidemiology in 2018. Dr. Slavova was named a .University of Kentucky Research Professor in 2019.
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