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Erin Winstanley, PhD – Associate Professor


School of Pharmacy; Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry; Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Graduate Training

Ph.D., Health Policy & Management, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2006); M.A., Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago


Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit

Research Interests

Dr. Winstanley’s current research is focused on reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with the opioid epidemic, as well as the use of technology to improve access and quality of behavioral health services.

Research Topics

Dr. Winstanley’s current research projects include 1) analyses of policies related to the opioid epidemic using prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data; 2) development of a brief intervention to improve the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription opioids; 3) improving linkage to prevention and treatment services among patients that have experienced a drug overdose; 4) school-based screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) and 5) dissemination/implementation of evidence-based practices to improve outcomes for patients with opioid use disorders.

Lab Personnel + Collaborators

Doctoral Students

  • Amanda Stover, MPH
  • Yifan Zhang, MPH

Recent Publications



  • Winstanley EL, Burtchin M, Zhang Y, Campbell P, Pahl J, Beck S, Bohenek W. (2017)  Inpatient experiences with MyChart BedsideTelemedicine and e-Health, doi: 10.1089/tmj.2016.0132.
  • Winstanley EL, Mashni R, Schnee S, Miller N, Mashni S. (2017) The development and feasibility of a pharmacy-delivered opioid intervention in the emergency departmentJournal of the American Pharmacists Association; 57(2S):S87-S91.
  • Penm J, MacKinnon NJ, Boone J, Ciaccia A, McNamee C, Winstanley EL. (2017) Opioid safety: A case study in OhioJournal of the American Pharmacists Association; 57(2S):S148-S153.


  • Clark A, Breitenstein S, Martsolf DS, Winstanley EL. (2016) Assessing Fidelity of a Community-Based Opioid Overdose Prevention Program: Modification of the Fidelity ChecklistJournal of Nursing Scholarship; 48 (4): 371-7.
  • Winstanley EL, Clark A, Feinberg J, Wilder CM. (2016) Implementation of opioid overdose prevention programs: A case report from OhioSubstance Abuse; 37(1): 42-6.
  • Winstanley EL. (2016) Tangled-Up & Blue: Releasing the Regulatory Chokehold on Take-Home NaloxoneAddiction; 111(4): 583-4.
  • Butler MM, Ancona RM, Beauchamp GA, Yamin CK, Winstanley EL, Hart KW, Ruffner AH, Ryan SW, Ryan RJ, Lindsell CJ, Lyons MS. (2016) ED Prescription opioids as an initial exposure preceding addictionAnnals of EmergencyMedicine; 68(2): 202-8.


The Conversation: The opioid epidemic is finally a national emergency – eight years too late

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute