Dr. Beth Delaney

Professor Chosen for Attorney General's Committee on Opioid Abuse

by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer

Dr. Beth Delaney, associate professor of nursing at Cedarville University, has been named a member of the Ohio Attorney General’s Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE).

“It has been an unexpected honor to be a part of the SCOPE committee,” said Delaney. “My hope is more lives will be saved from the difficult challenges of substance use disorder, and we will see a healthier Ohio.”

SCOPE launched in June of this year and is tasked with finding substance abuse prevention strategies. The committee is comprised of field experts in medicine, nursing, pharmacy practice, human relations, prevention, behavioral economics, data analysis, epidemiology and medical anthropology.

— Beth Delaney

“Our hope is that this multidisciplinary group can continue to better understand what is happening by looking at the research evidence and make recommendations to Attorney General Yost,” said Delaney. “We will also hope to be better equipped to help individuals to prevent substance use disorder from ever happening.”

Along with teaching, Delaney is a family nurse practitioner at the Dayton Physicians Network, focusing on oncology, cancer survivorship, palliative care and hospice. She also serves as board chairperson for Her Story house, a women’s addiction recovery house, and on the leadership team for the recovery ministry at A House of Prayer in Xenia, Ohio.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner program, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.