Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Health​

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IGPA engages a wide range of policy-oriented faculty across the University System who collaborate within focused working groups. Each of these groups is comprised of dozens of faculty researchers representing each of the three System universities. As questions arise in both the public sphere and academia, IGPA scholars use the latest research methods and work together to evaluate current affairs, ask tough questions, and identify possible solutions.

Members of the Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Health Working Group engage in research aimed at finding effective and equitable policy solutions to reduce substance misuse and promote health and mental health.

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Working group members

Allen W. Barton

Affiliation Assistant Professor and Extension Faculty Specialist, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, School of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences | University of Illinois Extension

Basmattee Boodram

Affiliation Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health | University of Illinois Chicago

Peg Burnette

Affiliation Associate Professor and Medical & Biomedicine Librarian, University Library | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Adam Bursua

Affiliation Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy | University of Illinois Chicago

Wayne H. Giles

Affiliation Dean Professor School of Public Health

Joshua M Gulley

Affiliation Professor, Affiliate, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Director, Illinois Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC), Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation)

Cynthia Taylor Handrup

Affiliation Clinical Assistant Professor Director, Primary Care Mental Health Concentration Department of Population Health Nursing Science, College of Nursing | University of Illinois Chicago

Christopher Holden

Affiliation Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Director of Addiction Psychiatry Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine UI Health | University of Illinois Chicago

Jennifer B. Jarrett

Affiliation Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy - Pharmacy Practice Director, Academia/Family Medicine Research Fellowship, College of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist, Family Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Program | University of Illinois Chicago

Hyunil Kim

Affiliation Assistant Professor School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign