TxCOPE (Project Connect)

This project is closed. No applications are allowed.

This project is funded by SAMHSA and Texas Health and Human Services. The goal of this project is to develop a digital platform to improve overdose surveillance data that will inform community overdose prevention efforts. We work closely with community-based harm reduction organizations and people who use drugs. 

This transdisciplinary project includes faculty across the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, Dell Medical School, Latino Research Institute, Addictions Research Institute, and Writing and Rhetoric.

Methods used: 

  • community-based participatory research methods
  • qualitative methods
  • machine learning/natural language processing
  • user-centered technology design
  • survey methods
Typical Time Commitment
10-20 hours/week
Desired Length of Commitment
1 year minimum


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