Dr. Kanzoni Asabigi – 2021 Advocacy Leadership Awards: Award for Individual Achievement in Advocacy

February 3, 2022

Kanzoni Asabigi, MD, PhD, MPH, currently serves as vice president of the Detroit Recovery Project (DRP), an organization in Detroit, Michigan, dedicated to strengthening, rebuilding and empowering communities affected by drug and alcohol addiction and other underserved populations. Dr. Asabigi has more than 30 years of experience and expertise in infectious diseases, public health and addiction medicine, as well as more than a decade of experience overseeing the substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment and recovery services for the City of Detroit. Dr. Asabigi was instrumental in Detroit’s strategic planning in management of the fentanyl-laced heroin epidemic in 2006. He is currently championing initiatives to combat the opioid crisis through health system interventions, increasing access and referral to behavioral health services, and supporting safe drug disposal efforts.