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Christina Andrews, PhD, MSW

Research Background

Dr. Andrews’s research interests include the impact of the organization and financing of substance abuse treatment on access to services; gender, racial, and ethnic disparities in treatment service access; and adoption of evidence-based practices in substance abuse treatment. She is Principal Investigator of a five-year Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to examine addiction screening and treatment in diverse Medicaid health home models. Dr. Andrews is also a Co-Investigator on a five-year, nationally representative, longitudinal study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse examining the impact of the ACA on the quality and accessibility of substance abuse treatment in the United States. Additional projects include examining the impact of Medicaid coverage for substance abuse treatment on providers’ willingness to service Medicaid clients; describing the implementation of the ACA in South Carolina as part of a multi-state network study; and identifying factors influencing adoption of evidence-based practices in opioid treatment settings.

Dr. Andrews’s research training was supported through a dissertation grant from the Fahs-Beck Fund for Experimentation and Research, as well as multi-year predoctoral training fellowships from the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research and the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In 2011, she received the Robert L. Schneider Award for Influencing State Policy for best dissertation focusing on state policy issues. Prior to pursuing her PhD, she spent several years working in the nonprofit sector as a management consultant and fundraiser. She earned her doctoral degree at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty at the College of Social Work in 2012.

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  • SOWK441 - Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Large Systems
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