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Alice Fiddian-Green



Alice Fiddian-Green, recipient of a $10,000 Dissertation Fellowship is a PhD Candidate in Community Health Education in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Under the mentorship of Dr. Aline Gubrium, her current research is focused on identifying critical turning points throughout the life course that influence opioid use and treatment trajectories among pregnant and parenting women. Her dissertation will examine macro-level (scientific), meso-level (public media), and micro-level (individual) narratives around opioid use, specifically assessing emotional and physical trauma, socioeconomic vulnerability, and experiences of marginalization/stigma as critical turning points that impact opioid use uptake, treatment, and relapse among pregnant and parenting women.