Dr Suzi Lyons PhD is a Senior Researcher at National Health Information Systems Unit of the Health Research Board in Ireland. She is responsible for the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) and the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS). Dr Lyons has a Masters in Community Health from Trinity College Dublin and a PhD in Public Health and Epidemiology from University College Dublin. She is an alumni of the European Programme in Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET). Previously she has worked as an epidemiologist with the World Health Organisation. She also spent several years working overseas with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF).