Professor and PhD Program Director
Laurie L. Meschke, MS, PhD conducts community engaged research and service to enhance the adolescent and women’s health. Currently, Meschke has two primary projects. With awards from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration), Meschke and her colleagues serve to reduce the impact of opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural East Tennessee (see https://tnopioid.utk.edu/) by providing training to increase the quantity and quality of providers associated with the treatment and prevention of OUD. With a contract with the Tennessee Department of Health, Meschke and her evaluation team conduct the statewide evaluation and support related to rape prevention in Tennessee. This effort is funded through the CDC and focuses primarily on adolescents.