Mary Beth Cox, MPH is the Substance Use Epidemiologist at the North Carolina Division of Public Health. Before joining the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch in 2016 she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi and worked in communicable disease surveillance in New York and North Carolina. In her current position, Mary Beth focuses on statewide surveillance of the overdose epidemic and serves on several state and national workgroups aiming to reduce alcohol and other drug morbidity and mortality. She also leads the development of NC’s Opioid and Alcohol Data Dashboards. Mary Beth holds a MPH in Epidemiology and Global Health from New York Medical College, and a BA in Religion from Wake Forest University.