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Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Health​

Substance Use Disorders and Behavioral Health​

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.

GROUP LEADS

Janet Liechty
Janet Liechty

Associate Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

jliechty@illinois.edu
Liliane Windsor
Liliane Windsor

Associate Dean for Research and Professor, School of Social Work | University of Illinois Chicago

lwindsor@illinois.edu

WORKING GROUP MEMBERS

Allen Barton
Allen 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
Email awbarton@illinois.edu
Basmattee Boodram
Basmattee Boodram
Affiliation Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, School of Public Health | University of Illinois Chicago
Email bboodram@uic.edu
Peg Burnette
Peg Burnette
Affiliation Associate Professor and Medical & Biomedicine Librarian, University Library | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email phburn@illinois.edu
Adam Bursua
Adam Bursua
Affiliation Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy | University of Illinois Chicago
Email abursu1@uic.edu
Wayne Giles
Wayne H. Giles
Affiliation Dean Professor School of Public Health
Email wgiles@uic.edu
Joshua Gulley
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)
Email jgulley@illinois.edu
Cynthia Taylor Handrup
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
Email chandrup@uic.edu
Christopher Holden
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
Email cholde1@uic.edu
Jennifer Jarrett
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
Email jarrett8@uic.edu
Hyunil Kim
Hyunil Kim
Affiliation Assistant Professor School of Social Work | University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Email hyunil@illinois.edu

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