Spring 2021

The Baldy Center Podcast

Harm reduction provides safe rooms for drug consumption. Photo courtesy of Mehdi Chebil, 2019.

Harm reduction provides safe rooms for drug consumption. Photograph courtesy of Mehdi Chebil, 2019.

Episode 12: Marie Jauffret-Roustide discusses harm reduction as an effective response to the opioid overdose crisis

Published March 9, 2021

Episode 12 features Marie Jauffret-Roustide, PhD, Senior Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies at The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy, and, Research Fellow at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research in Paris, France. Jauffret-Roustide discusses the effectiveness of drug policies that are embedded in human rights and harm reduction, and compares them to repressive drug policies that are ineffective in protecting vulnerable people and the communities in which they live.

Keywords: Health and Society, Drug Policy, Law and Society, Harm Reduction, Health and Social Policy

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The decriminalization of all drugs is probably the most effective model in terms of drug policy.” —Marie Jauffret-Roustide, 2021 Podcast Ep 12

About the Speaker

Marie Jauffret-Roustide, PhD, Senior Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy

Research Topics: drug policy and harm reduction paradigm, ethnicity and gender

Marie Jauffret-Roustide, PhD, Senior Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy.

Marie Jauffret-Roustide, PhD

Marie Jauffret-Roustide, PhD, is a Baldy Center Senior Fellow through Spring 2022. She is also a Research Fellow at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in France, Paris. Jauffret-Roustide's is a multidisciplinary scholar whose background includes a Master’s Degree in Political Science, a PhD in sociology and social science, and, a “Habilitation” to supervise research in public health and social science. She leads a team of international comparative researchers on the history of harm reduction between France and the United States. At The Baldy Center, Dr. Jauffret-Roustide will analyze three representative contemporary drug policy issues affecting both North America (specifically the United States) and partially Europe (France). The three issues include: the history of opioid substitutive treatments; the opioid overdose crisis; and, the controversy concerning drug consumption rooms. Learn more.

On Twitter: @MarieRoustide

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