Since my third year as an undergraduate, I have been studying the opioid epidemic in Maine and working toward a mathematical model to capture its dynamics. The end goal of this project is to hopefully inform control measures in the future, and give us an idea of where we’re headed. I have been performing this reserch with the help of Prof. Peter Stechlinski at the University of Maine.
We are continuing to work on the project in a more general sense with the state of Maine as a case study. We hope to submit a manuscript sometime in the next year, so stay tuned!