Jason A. Hoppe, DO

Associate Professor, University of Colorado, Denver

Dr. Jason Hoppe is a clinician-researcher, medical toxicologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also a consultant in medical toxicology at Denver Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center. His clinical work, research, and public health efforts are aimed at addressing the complicated decision-making process regarding the opioid prescribing and effectively initiating treatment for patients with an opioid use disorder. He recently developed and piloted a program to initiate buprenorphine treatment in the Emergency Department with a warm hand-off to community partners. He is a national expert in prescription opioid safety, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), and provider decision-making. Dr. Hoppe is a founding member of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and has assisted with multiple public health efforts, education programs and successful legislative changes in Colorado regarding PDMP access, opioid prescribing and medications for opioid use disorder.