Senior Scientist and Lecturer
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Health services research, with a focus on substance use disorders (substance abuse, addiction, alcohol, drugs) and other behavioral health.
Sharon Reif, Ph.D. is a Senior Scientist at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, Deputy Director of its Institute for Behavioral Health, and Associate Director of its NIAAA doctoral training program. Dr. Reif has 20 years of experience conducting research related to substance abuse treatment, focused on the treatment system, what happens to clients during and after treatment, and how that relates to the providers who treat them. She is the deputy director for the Brandeis/Harvard NIDA Research Center, and led a study within that examines the role of clinician characteristics for treatment quality. She is co-principal investigator for the Brandeis Health Plan Survey that assesses alcohol, drug and mental health services within health plans. Dr. Reif has been co-investigator on numerous health services research studies, including evidence-based management practices, medications for treating addiction, clinician characteristics and access to behavioral health services within private health plans, financing and access to care, and the impact of parity on behavioral health service delivery. She is developing research related to wellness and to the intersection of chronic medical problems, including pain, with alcohol and drug use and abuse.
Brandeis University, Ph.D.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Grinnell College, B.A.
Awards and Honors
NIAAA Doctoral Training Grant (1996)
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