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Senior Research Associate

strickler@brandeis.edu  •  Heller-Brown Building  • 263  •  781-736-3914


Substance abuse, prescription drug abuse


  • Garner BR, Lwin AK, Strickler GK, Hunter BD, Shepard DS. "Pay-for-performance as a cost-effective implementation strategy: Results from a Type 3 Effectiveness Implementation Trial." 1/1/2014.
  • Zeng W, Stason WB, Fournier S, Razavi M, Ritter G, Strickler, GK, Bhalotra SM, Shepard DS. "Benefits and costs of intensive lifestyle modification programs for symptomatic coronary disease in Medicare beneficiaries." American Heart Journal 165. 5 (2013): 785-792.
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A Senior Research Associate at the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy, Dr. Strickler earned a doctoral degree in Social Policy and a Master’s degree in Management of Human Services from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She has been a PEW Health Policy Fellow and a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) trainee in the doctoral program at the Heller School. Her primary research interests include program evaluation and systems of health care for disadvantaged populations, including individuals with substance abuse disorders and/or disabilities, as well as other underserved persons.

She has over twenty years of experience at Brandeis conducting both qualitative and quantitative research on a variety of health policy issues. She is currently the Project Manager of the Prescription Behavior Surveillance System (PBSS) project. She served as the Project Manager on the CMS-funded evaluation of the Medicare Lifestyle Modification Project Demonstration and was Lead Investigator on Sections II and III of Substance Abuse: The Nation’s Number One Health Problem, a substance abuse chartbook funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was also Project Manager on a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) study on the cost-effectiveness of different types of substance abuse aftercare and co-investigator on a NIDA-funded study of gender and prescription drug abuse.



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