Delaware Opioid Metric Intelligence Project

Tammy L. Anderson, PhD. – Principal Investigator (

Daniel O’Connell, PhD. and Ellen Donnelly, PhD.  – Co-Investigators

The Delaware Opioid Metric Intelligence Project (DOMIP) – provided community surveillance capabilities in Delaware to help reduce its prescription and illicit drug problems.  DOMIP achieved this by integrating data-on overdose deaths, crime, population characteristics and community resources into a user-friendly web application called the DOMIP Mapping app. The mapping app contained six-years (2013-2018) of integrated data that allowed for unprecedented community surveillance, statistical analysis and mapping of a wide range of opiate and crime-related metrics, at the US census tract, zip code, Delaware House District and county levels.  Users could also select layers to view where overdose deaths were concentrated and plot treatment resources therein. Such information informed best practices that assisted efforts to reduce the negative impact of the opioid problem on all Delawareans. 

Click here to read the DOMIP Final Report

​Dr. Tammy Anderson discussed the Opioid Crisis in Delaware in Science Cafe. Listen to the podcast 

This project was supported by  Award No. 2017-IJ-CX-0016, awarded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Institute of Justice. 

This project also received support from the Delaware Criminal Justice Information System and the State of Delaware Division of Forensic Science.