Marta Brooks is currently Chair, Department of Pharmacy Practice and an Associate Professor at the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions School of Pharmacy at Regis University. Her areas of research include opioid misuse and abuse, policy and healthcare related to pharmacy, and interprofessional education. Dr. Brooks attended the University of Connecticut where she received undergraduate degrees in pharmacy and nutritional sciences. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center where she received her PharmD and then pursued a specialized Nutrition Support residency. She also has Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy from the University of Florida.
Marta Brooks, PharmD, MS
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Reducing Healthcare Professional Stigma of Individuals with Opioid Abuse Disorder Through Interprofessional Education
Background: The US department of Health and Human Services calls for improved healthcare access for individuals experiencing opioid abuse and utilization of multidisciplinary team models.  Individuals with substance abuse disorder may have difficulty accessing services due to healthcare provider stigma.  Medical students who received structured education about substance abuse, and/or experienced direct contact with individuals with substance abuse disorders had significant improvements in comfort level and attitudes towards this patient population.  Interprofessional education (IPE…