Kent State College of Public Health teaming up with Department of Computer Science to develop and implement drug prevention infrastructure in Portage, Geauga and Lake counties.

The College of Public Health (CoPH) at Kent State University (KSU) has received a 5-year, $1.5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to develop and implement a real time drug use detection system to inform drug prevention efforts in Portage, Geauga and Lake counties. Dr. Deric Kenne, Associate Director of the Division of Mental Health and Substance Use in the Center for Public Policy and Health, and his team will collaborate with Dr. Ruoming Jin and his team in the Department of Computer Science, to develop the innovative drug use detection system. The system will integrate online social media and offline geospatial data, and will incorporate deep learning, natural language processing, and data mining to create a current and ongoing assessment of substance use in each county. The innovative approach to drug use detection and prevention will not only be able to focus prevention efforts but will assist community agencies in better utilizing often limited resources

 

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services

Geauga Public Health

Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board

Lake County General Health District

The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Portage County

Portage County Combined General Health District

Prevention Action Alliance

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Deric R. Kenne, PhD

Principal Investigator/Project Director

Associate Professor, College of Public Health

Associate Director, Center for Public Policy and Health, Division of Mental Health and Substance Use

College of Public Health

Kent State University

dkenne@kent.edu

330-672-7105

Website: https://www.kent.edu/mhsu

 

Ruoming Jin, PhD

Professor

Affiliate, Center for Public Policy and Health, Division of Mental Health and Substance Use

College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Computer Science

Kent State University

rjin1@kent.edu

330-672-9107

POSTED: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 3:55pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 8:38am