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Dr Louisa Picco (MPH, PhD) is a NHMRC Emerging Leader Research Fellow at the Monash Addiction Research Centre in Melbourne. Her research areas of interest include identifying and responding to prescription opioid related risks and harms, particularly through the implementation of prescription drug monitoring programs. She also has extensive experience in mental health research, and mental health and substance use related stigma.

Dr Picco has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications which have been cited 1677 (Scopus) to 2907 (Google) times. H-index =23 (Scopus) to 29 (Google), i10-index =61. She has been awards over $790,000 in research funding as a Primary Investigator in Australia. In addition, she has also been a Co-Investigator in >$8M in research funding in Singapore.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Addiction
  • prescription drug
  • Opioid
  • Mental Health
  • Stigma
  • Drug Addiction
  • Public Health
  • Drug policy


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