New Podcast Episode Explores the Pregnant and Postpartum Opioid Epidemic in Arizona

November 27, 2023

In the latest episode of Disruptors at Work: an Integrated Care Podcast, host Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH, Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, explores the current state of opioid use disorder and its impact on pregnant and postpartum women in Arizona and discusses collaborative strategies to enhance services and support for those in treatment and recovery.

Thank you to our subject matter expert:

  • Kate Dobler, MEd, BS, CPM, IMH-E

Listen to the episode below.

About the Expert:

Kate Dobler, MEd, BS, CPM, IMH-E

Kate Dobler, is the Project Director for Arizona’s State Pilot Grant Program for the Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW-PLT) diagnosed with substance use disorder and their babies and families. Kate built her career driving positive bottom-line results for State of Arizona agencies by overseeing system development and improving the state’s early childhood development, health, and maternal mental health systems that support healthy babies and families. Kate holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University (2019), a Certificate in Public Management (ASU, 2015), and a Bachelor of Science in Family Resources with an emphasis in Child Development (UofA, 1995). She is an endorsed infant-toddler mental health professional with the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona. Kate works to build systems that meet people where they are, with what they need, when they need it, and how they want to engage. At the core of Kate’s work is the belief that babies live in families, families live in communities, and that it takes all of us to support healthy, happy, and safe families.