Unintentional fatal opioid overdose in women: toxicologic and pharmacologic sex differences in cause of death

Rachel Wightman, MD

Rachel Wightman, MD

Rachel S. Wightman, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She serves as faculty in the Division of Medical Toxicology and the Addiction Medicine Fellowship and works as an attending emergency medicine physician at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital. She completed medical toxicology fellowship and emergency medicine residency at New York University School of Medicine/ Bellevue Hospital Center. She is board certified in medical toxicology and emergency medicine.

Dr. Wightman’s primary clinical expertise is in the evaluation and management of drug toxicity syndromes in complex medical patients and enhancing medication safety for high-risk drugs. Her scholarly interests focus on evaluation and tracking of emerging drug trends, opioid use and abuse, and caustic exposures.