Karen Broman, MPH, MLS(ASCP)cm is a public health practitioner, epidemiologist, and medical laboratory scientist with a passion for engaging isolated communities and folks who experience health disparities borne out of structural inequities. She emphasizes evidence-based interventions that mitigate the individual and community impacts of substance use. Karen brings specific expertise in working with veterans, formerly incarcerated individuals, and the LGBTQ+ community. Hailing from Minnesota, she was taught to nurture neighborhood health and camaraderie among those with differing opinions on how to effect positive community change. Prior to accepting the position of Overdose Prevention Coordinator for Northern Arizona, Karen served Sonoran Prevention Works for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member through Arizona Serve of Prescott College. She is incredibly grateful to be doing this work in memory of her loved ones lost to substance use-related causes.