Drug Overdose Testing: A Data Collection and Reporting Emergency

Research Project Leader
10/1/21 – Present

Pilot Project Awardee
“Unintentional fatal opioid overdose in women: toxicologic and pharmacologic sex differences in cause of death”
11/1/2020 – 09/01/2021

Rachel Wightman, MD

Rachel Wightman, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Tel: 224-723-7858
Email: rachel_wightman@brown.edu

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.