BS, MA, University of Florida; PhD, Psychology, City University of New York
Hilary Surratt is associate professor in the Center for Health Services Research and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She has expertise in the areas of illicit and prescription drug misuse, prescription drug diversion and drug-related HIV infection. Her work has included the development and evaluation of behavioral HIV and HCV interventions for vulnerable substance using populations in community settings, as well as epidemiologic studies of prescription drug diversion, including opioid analgesics and antiretroviral medications. She has served as Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator on more than 12 National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded studies. Her current research focuses on the examination of syringe service programs in Kentucky and the development of targeted interventions to link people who inject drugs to substance use treatment.
Surratt will co-lead the Public Health intervention team and be a member of the Community Engagement core team. In these roles, she will interface with the Kentucky Department for Public Health, local and district health departments, and community coalitions within the targeted counties, to ensure harmonization and engagement in the implementation of overdose prevention interventions within the syringe service program settings.