Sharon Stancliff is an internationally known expert on opioid overdose prevention and buprenorphine use. Providing education and capacity building nationally and internationally, Dr. Stancliff has been working with people who use drugs since 1990 including provision of primary care, drug treatment, HIV care and syringe access. She has provided technical assistance many states and in a variety of countries including Ukraine and Zanzibar. Currently her primary project is prevention of opioid overdose with naloxone; she works with people who use drugs, general community members, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies in widening the implementation of naloxone as prevention.
Dr. Stancliff graduated from the School of Medicine at University of California at Davis, did her Family Practice residency at the University of Arizona and completed the AIDS Institute-sponsored Nicolas Rango HIV Clinical Scholars Program at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. She is board certified in Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice, and certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and has published numerous articles related to harm reduction and drug treatment.