Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicology, University of Colorado Denver-Anschutz Medical Center

Dr. Monte’s research focuses on precision medicine and substance abuse. In the precision medicine arena, Dr. Monte aims to improve drug effectiveness and safety in acute care conditions. He links clinical outcomes, available through the electronic health record, to genomic and metabolomic variables in order to generate systems biology models of drug effects with plans to test these algorithms prospectively. As an emergency physician and medical toxicologist, Dr. Monte is well positioned to examine efficacy and safety of drugs and he has the capacity to pair these data with serial biologic samples. Dr. Monte is particularly interested in drug-drug and drug-gene interactions. Dr. Monte’s work in substance abuse examines the public health effects of cannabis liberalization, drug detection, and genomic variability in patient illicit drug responses.

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