News and Commentary Battling the Opioid Epidemic Locally: An Interview with Dr. Sara Arter

Vital Voices Logo

We are excited to share the fourth episode of Vital Voices Season 3, a podcast of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.

This episode’s transcript is available here.

On today’s episode, I speak with Macy Faculty Scholar Sara Arter, PhD, RN, an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Miami University in Ohio. Dr. Arter is also a critical care nurse caring for pediatric and adult populations. 

The focus of Dr. Arter’s work is both timely and personal. As one who has witnessed the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic–both on a broad level and more directly in her own community in Ohio–Dr. Arter has chosen to focus her Scholar’s project on caring for mothers with substance use disorder and their children. In addition to her scholarship, we discuss the personal factors that led Dr. Arter to pursue a career in nursing and the importance of focusing efforts in local, rural communities. She also shares her excitement for projects she co-created with her learners. 

As always, we hope that you will share the podcast with your social media networks. Look for episode five next week, and if you are interested in hearing more about the Macy Faculty Scholars Program, we encourage you to check out our website and subscribe to Vital Voices wherever you get your podcasts.

Holly J. Humphrey's signature

More News and Commentary


Identifying Gaps in Surgery Training: An Interview with Dr. Brenessa Lindeman

For the third episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Brenessa Lindeman, MD, MEHP, Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Heersink...

Serving the Underserved: An Interview with Dr. Rahul Vanjani

For the second episode of Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Rahul Vanjani, MD, MSc, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. 

Season 3: Stories and Scholarship from the 2023 Macy Faculty Scholars

To kick off Vital Voices Season 3, Dr. Holly J. Humphrey is joined by Dr. Afaf Meleis and Dr. Kelley Skeff, two members of the Macy Faculty Scholars Program National Advisory Committee.

Residents: Our Profession’s Next Generation

Let’s give them the safety, support, and opportunities they deserve.