Magdalena Cerdá
Published October 13, 2017
Updated April 2, 2021

Magdalena Cerdá is an associate professor and director of the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s department of population health. Previously, she was an associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of California, Davis.

Her research focuses on the effects that state and national drug and health policies have on substance abuse trends, and on the ways the urban context shapes violence.

She studies the impact that cannabis laws and opioid policies have on substance abuse, mental illness and associated health problems in the United States and South America. She is also evaluating the impact that firearm disqualifications based on mental illness and substance abuse criteria could have on population-level rates of firearm-related mortality.

Expertise: Gun violence, violence prevention, social determinants of health, neighborhoods and health, drug and alcohol use, trauma, opioid epidemic, firearm-related mortality

Location: New York, N.Y.


Phone: 646-501-3649

Twitter: @magda_cerda

Clip from talk Given by Cerdá: “Neighborhood Influences On Violence: Building Evidence That Leads To Intervention”

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