Sandra Sulzer

Co-host of 'DEBUNKED'

Dr. Sandra Sulzer is the Director of the Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement. She has a PhD in Sociology and, Community and Environmental Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a specialization in medical sociology and social psychology. She completed a health services research postdoc at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research and an integrative medicine postdoc at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. She is faculty in the Masters of Public Health program at Utah State University where she teaches Public Health Communication and Holistic Health. She was hired at Utah State University in 2017 to launch Health & Wellness programming within Utah’s Cooperative Extension system. In that capacity, she has had the joy of visiting every county, meeting local, state and national change makers, and working with an incredible team of people who inspire her every day. Dr. Sulzer can also logroll, but is still waiting for her teammates to join her in this slightly dangerous and definitely seasonal pastime.

This first episode introduces the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative, and the state of the opioid crisis in Utah. It features guest Heather Bush from Utah Department of Health, a Syringe Exchange Program Coordinator and Dr. Erin Fanning Madden, assistant professor in the Division of Epidemiology and biostatistics at University of New Mexico Health Science Center.   We review information about how the crisis began, and set the stage for debunking a myth in each of our episodes moving forward.


The Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative, housed in the Office of Health Equity and Community Engagement, is launching a new podcast. The 12 episode “Debunked” podcast premiers February 12, 2020 and will address opioid use myths.