Episode 8 – Harm Reduction and Substance Use with Kristen Kidd Donovan

Welcome back to Why Science! In this episode we speak with Kristen Kidd Donovan, assistant director for substance education and recovery support with The Wellness Resource Center at VCU, about how the Peace Corps jumpstarted her career in public health and the importance of harm reduction policies at VCU and beyond.

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.