Community Implementation Specialist
Boston Medical Center, United States
Stephen Murray, MPH, NRP, is an overdose researcher at Boston Medical Center, focusing on the role of public safety/public health partnerships in post-overdose response teams. He recently retired as a Lieutenant at a regional ambulance service in Western Massachusetts, and had served as a first responder since 2013, working both as a firefighter and paramedic. He shares his lived experience as a person who used drugs and overdose survivor. Stephen provides expert technical assistance around the topics of overdose prevention, emergency medical services and harm reduction to a variety of organizations, including the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, the City of Northampton, RIZE Foundation, Massachusetts Drug Supply Data Stream, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He has guest lectured at Northeastern University, UMASS Medical School, Bennington College, and Ohio State University, and has had work published in the American Journal of Public Health. He recently graduated from Boston University of Public Health with an MPH. Stephen lives with his wife Airaceli and has five amazing kids.
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