Dahianna Lopez, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN
University of Rhode Island, College of Nursing
Dr. Dahianna Lopez is a tenure-track professor at the University of Rhode Island College of Nursing who is deeply committed to preventing opioid overdoses and vehicle-related crashes. She is creating an interdisciplinary research program that examines the overlap of transportation safety and injury prevention. She has considerable professional experience working in San Francisco, Boston, Providence, and the State of Rhode Island with traffic engineers, police officers, emergency medical care providers, and lawmakers to prevent pedestrian and bicycle injuries as well as opioid overdoses. Dr. Lopez is a registered nurse who holds a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University, dual master’s degrees in nursing and public health from UCLA, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UC Berkeley.