Lucas Hill earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Pharmacy before completing a pharmacy residency and faculty development fellowship in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Hill is now a clinical assistant professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. He precepts learners and provides comprehensive medication management services for patients with complex chronic diseases at the CommUnityCare Southeast Health & Wellness Center. In 2017, Dr. Hill was recognized for excellence in clinical education with the William Arlyn Kloesel Outstanding Preceptor Award.
Dr. Hill is Director of Operation Naloxone, an interprofessional collaborative that provides overdose prevention training and resources to health professionals, educational institutions, and the public. He is the principal investigator for the Texas Targeted Opioid Response: Overdose Prevention Project. Dr. Hill co-coordinates the Foundations for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice course established by UT Pharmacy, Nursing, Social Work, and Medicine. He is Faculty Advisor of the Student Pharmacist Recovery Network, Social Media Editor of iForumRx, a board member of the Austin Harm Reduction Coalition, and an affiliate of the UT Center for Health Communication.
Dr. Lori Holleran Steiker, an addictions therapist turned educator/scholar, is a distinguished professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and the director of instruction, engagement & wellness for UT Undergraduate Studies. She researches drug and alcohol interventions, with expertise in adolescent and emerging adult substance use recovery. She spearheaded overdose prevention and response initiatives on the University of Texas campus, helped start OperationNaloxone, and is a Co-PI on the UT Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR) grants. She is also the founder and a board member of University High School (Central Texas’s first recovery high school) and has served as the faculty liaison for the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Students in Recovery since its inception in 2004. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and three books, including Youth and Substance Use: Prevention, Intervention and Recovery (2016). She has received numerous honors and awards, both in the recovery community, state and nationally.