"Investing in harm reduction and medical treatment will pay dividends in lives saved. But if we fail to act now, we will have a bigger problem on our hands." 

news appearances

July 23, 2021. "Opioid settlements are imminent. Spend the money on proven treatments that save lives." Co-authored with Professor Allan Brandt, Harvard.

            USA Today

May 20, 2021. "Now for the Bad News on PDMPs.” 

            St. Louis Post-Dispatch

April 16, 2021. "Missouri legislators want doctors to police patients instead of treat them.” 

           The Columbia Missourian

December 16, 2020. "Companies Accused of Crimes Get More Digital Privacy Rights Than People Under New Trump Policy.” Co-authored with Professor Sarah Lageson, Rutgers.

           The Conversation

September 3, 2020. “Addiction Treatment Shrinks During The Pandemic, Leaving People with Nowhere to Turn.” 

           The Conversation

April 3, 2020. "There's no place like home. Missouri needs a stay-at-home order now."

           The Columbia Missourian

March 8, 2020. Op-Ed. “A Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Won’t Stop Missouri’s Opioid Crisis. This Can.”

          The Kansas City Star

September 20, 2016. Op-Ed. “A Systemic Approach to the Opioid Crisis.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Every overdose is a preventable death and policing patients is not the same as preventing harm."

August 11, 2021. "Liz Chiarello: Addressing Solutions to the Opioid Crisis."

           KTRS. The Talk of Saint Louis. The Jennifer & Wendy Show

July 28, 2021. "Liz Chiarello: Opioid Settlement Distribution Not Clear." 

            KTRS. The Talk of Saint Louis. The McGraw Show

July 27, 2021. "SLU Professor Liz Chiarello joins the show to talk about the drug problem in St. Louis." 

            KMOX. The Voice of St. Louis. The Charlie Brennan Show with Amy Marxkors

July 26, 2021. "$450 Million Opioid Settlement Doesn't Mean Missouri 'Won The Lottery,' Says SLU Professor.

            KWMU. Saint Louis Public Radio. Saint Louis On the Air with Sarah Fenske

February 10, 2020. Guest Panelist. “Opioids in Missouri.” 

            NPR Kansas City Affiliate, KCUR

May 13, 2019. Podcast Guest. “How the Opioid Crisis is Turning Doctors into Law Enforcers.

         Top of Mind with Julie Rose

April 16, 2018. Podcast Guest. “Er fíkn afbrot eða sjúkdómur? Ópíum-vandamálið í Bandaríkjunum.” (Translation: Is addiction a crime or a disease? The opium problem in the USA).

Samtal við Samfélagið (Translation: Conversation with the Community). Icelandic Podcast

October 20, 2016. Podcast Guest. “Prescription Drug Abuse: The Pharmacy and the Law.” 

        SLU Law Summations Podcast

October 2, 2019. Video. Examining the Opioid Epidemic's Impact on Professional Work.

         Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Harvard University

May 20, 2020. Online Interview. “Eclipsed by Virus, Addiction Still Shadows the Land.”

           Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

March 15, 2020. Research Featured on Cover and in Article. “This Is Your Country on Drugs.” 

           Radcliffe Magazine

June 27, 2018. Video. Liz Chiarello Discusses Her NSF CAREER Award on the Opioid Crisis

       Saint Louis University

n.d. Video. Research in Focus: Addiction and Opioids.

        Saint Louis University

June 16, 2017. Interview. "The Politics of the Baby Bump: A Conversation between Liz Chiarello and Renée Cramer.” 

PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review

Letters to the Editor
March 4, 2020. Letter to the Editor. “Health Care Providers Should Not Have to Face Barriers to Addiction Treatment.”

           The Boston Globe

“When we get money to solve a social problem, we have to use that money to solve the social problem.”

August 4, 2021. Quoted in magazine article. Hoque, Umme. Will Missouri’s Opioid Settlement Payout Mean Much for Harm Reduction?

        Filter Magazine

May 11, 2021. Quoted in newspaper article. Lippman, R and Rosenbaum, J. Missouri Legislature Sense Opioids Monitoring Program to Governor. 

         St. Louis Public Radio

September 19, 2019. Quoted on news program. Fentem, Sarah. "Missouri Opioid Prescribing Rate Went Up 10% in 2018, County Program Finds."

         St. Louis Public Radio

July 2, 2019. Quoted in magazine article. Newman, Katelyn. “White House Opioid Campaign Not Broad, Diverse Enough.”

         U.S. News & World Report 

April 9, 2019. Quoted in magazine article. Rocheleau, Jackie. “How Helpful—Or Harmful—Are Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs?

        Filter Magazine

PDMPs have plenty of shortcomings... But “the biggest problem,” says Chiarello, “is that we don’t have a strong therapeutic infrastructure for dealing with addiction.”

July 20, 2020. “On Breath: George Floyd, Amy Cooper, and COVID-19.