The Gut Microbiome and Opioid Use, A Virtual Talk

Fri, November 13, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CSTvia ZOOM

Dr. Madan discusses most recent research on the brain-gut connection, especially as it relates to opioid use.

About the Presentation:

Emerging research findings highlight the interactions between the brain, the gastrointestinal tract, the bacteria within the gastrointestinal tract, and the bidirectional relationship between these systems: the brain–gut–microbiome axis. This presentation discusses the most recent research on the brain-gut connection, especially as it relates to opioid use, misuse, and treatment possibilities.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Alok Madan is a clinical health psychologist, Vice Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, and the John S. Dunn Foundation Distinguished Centennial Clinical Academic Scholar in Behavioral Health at Houston Methodist Hospital. His academic affiliations include: Professor of Psychology in Neurosurgery, Academic Institute at Houston Methodist; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology and master of public health degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, completed his residency at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and received fellowship training at the Medical University of South Carolina. He has been involved in formal training, direct patient care, clinic management and research to better understand and improve neuropsychiatric care for 20 years.

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