Senior Research Associate and Lecturer
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Racial/ethnic disparities, substance abuse treatment, performance measures
Andrea Acevedo, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Behavioral Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She recently completed her doctoral work and her dissertation focused on racial/ethnic disparities in performance measures of substance abuse treatment. Her primary research interests are in racial/ethnic inequalities in access and quality of substance abuse services. Prior to her doctoral work, Ms. Acevedo worked as part of the evaluation team of various SAMHSA-funded grants, and as the evaluator of various Boston community health programs. In those capacities, she worked with grantees and program staff on developing measurement tools, and provided technical assistance on data collection and quality improvement. She was involved in the development and testing of performance measures for substance abuse treatment with state substance abuse agencies. Dr. Acevedo is currently working on an NIH-funded study with five states on the linkage between substance abuse treatment performance measures and criminal justice and employment outcomes.
Brandeis University, Ph.D.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Harvard University, School of Public Health, SM
University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Junior Investigator Award for the 2012 Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific meeting; 2012 (2012)
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