Episode 2 – Substance Use and Health Policy with Dr. Andrew Barnes

Welcome back to Why Science! In this episode we speak with Assistant Professor and health policy researcher Dr. Andrew Barnes to learn more about what decisions factor into choosing an insurance plan and how his background in HIV policy research led to working with his students to address the opioid crisis in Virginia.

Why Science is a podcast about behavioral and emotional health research at Virginia Commonwealth University. During each episode we welcome a new guest from VCU to discuss their work ranging from substance use to stress, mindfulness to empathy and everything in between.

Why Science is produced in partnership with the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the ALT Lab at VCU and WVCW Student Radio. Each episode is hosted, recorded and edited by COBE media specialist Craig Zirpolo.