Timothy Light

Host of 'DEBUNKED'

Tim is in the last year of his undergraduate degree, where he is majoring in Human Biology and minoring in Cultural Anthropology. Tim's research experience lies in qualitative methods. He has conducted independent field work in Manila, Philippines collecting nutritional outcome data among mircolending participants, and has participated on research projects assessing the health disparities among refugee populations in Northern Utah. He currently works on evaluation here at the Tribal and Rural Opioid Initiative and plans on pursuing an MD-PhD in implementation science and global health.

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.