Accidental Drug Overdose Trends in 23 Ohio Counties

This study is a collaborative effort between CITAR in the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine and the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The overall purpose is to collect and analyze accidental poisoning death data from 23 Ohio Counties (Adams, Athens, Brown, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Gallia, Greene, Hardin, Highland, Logan, Madison, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Pickaway, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Shelby, and Warren). The main objective is to gain insight into whether the epidemiological trends observed in Montgomery County accidental overdose deaths, such as heroin mentions recently surpassing pharmaceutical opioid mentions in decedents’ toxicology reports, are occurring in other parts of the state. Data collected from the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office are de-identified, electronic data.


Staff Contact Information:

Robert Carlson, Ph.D., Principal Investigator (
Raminta Daniulaityte, Ph.D., Co-Principal Investigator (

For more information, contact:
Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research
Wright State University School of Medicine
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Phone: (937) 775-2066
Fax: (937) 775-2214