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Arnold House

715 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01003
United States

312 Arnold House


I research how health care systems and public policies can better promote health and wellness among vulnerable and underserved populations, particularly for individuals at risk for opioid and other substance use disorders. My current research focuses on how the criminal justice system can impact health outcomes. I lead the following projects:

  • mPI of a NIDA Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Clinical Research Center grant that will partner with seven jails in Massachusetts to conduct a type 1 hybrid effectiveness-implementation study of a program to expand provision of medications to treat opioid use disorder.
  • PI of the evaluation of a SAMHSA/CSAT-funded five-year project to expand access to medications to criminal justice-involved individuals with opioid use disorder.
  • PI of the evaluation of a SAMHSA/CSAP-funded four-year project to connect individuals with health and social services after an opioid overdose event.

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Community Engagement

  • UMass Amherst Spotlight Scholar
  • The Greenwall Foundation Big Data and Ethics Scholar
  • UMass Amherst Distinguished Community Engagement Award for Research, Awardee
  • Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), Scholar
  • Center for Community Health Equity Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Fellow
  • UMass Chan Medical School Community Research Innovative Scholars Program (CRISP), Awardee
  • UMass Amherst Public Engagement Project (PEP), Fellow
  • UMass Chan Medical School Institute for Healthcare Delivery and Population Science, Adjunct Fellow



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