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Assistant Research Professor

aacevedo@brandeis.edu  •  Heller-Brown Building  • 249  •  781-736-8657

Expertise

Racial/ethnic inequalities in health services, substance abuse treatment, performance measures

Courses

  • HS 326f - Introduction to Stata® Programming and Data Management
  • HS 448f - Introduction to SAS® Programming and Data Management

Scholarship

  • Acevedo, A., Garnick D.W., Ritter, G., Lundgren, L., Horgan, C.M. "Admission to Detoxification after Treatment: Does Engagement Make a Difference?." Substance Abuse 37. (2016): 364-371.
  • Gaudet Hefele, J., Acevedo A., Nsiah-Jefferson, L., Bishop, C., Abbas, Y., Damian, E.. "Choosing a nursing home: What do consumers want to know, and do preferences vary across race/ethnicity?." Health Services Research 51, Supplement 2. (2016): 1167-1187.
  • Acevedo, A., Garnick D.W., Dunigan, R, Horgan, C.M., Ritter, G.A., Lee, M.T., Panas, L., Campbell, K., Haberlin, K., Lambert-Wacey, D., Leeper, T., Reynolds, M., Wright, D. "Performance measures and racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment of substance use disorders." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 76. 1 (2015): 57-67.
  • Acevedo, A., Garnick D.W., Ritter, G., Horgan, C.M, Lundgren, L.. "Race/Ethnicity and Quality Indicators for Outpatient Treatment for Substance Use Disorders in Massachusetts." The American Journal on Addictions 24. (2015): 523-531.
  • Dunigan, R., Acevedo, A., Campbell, K., Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C. M., Huber, A., Lee, M.T., Panas, L., Ritter, G. "Engagement in outpatient substance abuse treatment and employment outcomes." Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research 41. (2014): 20-36.
  • Garnick D.W., Horgan, C.M., Acevedo, A., Lee, M.T., Panas, L., Ritter, G., Dunigan, R., Bidorini, A., Campbell, K., Haberlin, K., Huber, A., Lambert-Wacey, D., Leeper, T., Reynolds, M., Wright, D. "Criminal justice outcomes after engagement in outpatient substance abuse treatment." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 46. (2014): 295-305.
  • Lee, M.T., Horgan, C.M., Garnick D.W., Acevedo, A., Panas, L., Ritter, G., Dunigan, R., Babakhanlou-Chase, H., Bidorini, A., Campbell, K., Haberlin, K., Huber, A., Lambert-Wacey, D., Leeper, T., Reynolds, M. A. "A performance measure for continuity of care after detoxification: Relationship with outcomes." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 47. (2014): 130-139.
  • Acevedo, A., Garnick D.W., Lee, M., Horgan, C.M., Ritter, G., Panas, L., Leeper, T., Moore, R., Reynolds, M. "Racial/ethnic Differences in Substance Abuse Treatment Initiation and Engagement in a Publicly-Funded Substance Abuse Treatment System." Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 11. (2012): 1-21.
  • Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C., Acevedo, A., McCorry, F., Weisner, C. "Performance Measures for Substance Use Disorders – What Research is Needed?." Addiction Science and Clinical Practice 7. (2012).
  • Garnick, D.W., Lee, M.T., O'Brien, P., Panas, L., Ritter, G., Acevedo, A, Garner, B.R., Funk, R.R., Godley, M.D. "The Washington Circle Engagement Performance Measures' Association with Adolescent Treatment Outcomes." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 124. (2012): 250-258.
  • Lee, M.T., Garnick, D.W., O'Brien, P., Panas, L., Ritter, G., Acevedo, A, Garner, B.R., Funk, R.R., Godley, M.D. "Adolescent Treatment Initiation and Engagement in an Evidence-Based Practice Initiative." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 42. (2012): 346-355.
  • Strickler, G.K., Reif, S., Horgan, C., Acevedo, A. "The Relationship between Substance Abuse Performance Measures and Mutual Help Group Aftercare." Alcohol Treatment Quarterly 30. (2012): 190-210.
  • Garnick, D.W., Lee, M.T., Horgan, C.M., Acevedo, A., Botticelli, M., et al. "Lessons from Five States: Public Sector Use of Washington Circle Performance Measures." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 40. (2011): 241-254.
  • Garnick, D.W., Lee, M.T., Horgan, C.M., Acevedo, A., and the Washington Circle Public Sector Workgroup. "Adapting Washington Circle Performance Measures for Public Sector Substance Abuse Treatment Systems." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 36. (2009): 265–277.
  • Amaro, H., Dai, J., Arévalo, S., Acevedo, A., Matsumoto, A., Nieves, R.. "Effects of Integrated Trauma Treatment On Outcomes in a Racially/Ethnically Diverse Sample of Women in Urban Community-Based Substance Abuse Treatment.." Journal of Urban Health 84. (2007): 508-522.
  • Amaro, H., Larson, M. J., Zhang, A., Acevedo, A., Dai, J., & Matsumoto, A. "Effects of Trauma Intervention on HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors among Women in Substance Abuse Treatment with Co-Occurring Disorders." Journal of Community Health 35. (2007): 895-908.
  • Salgado de Snyder, V.N., Acevedo, A., Díaz-Perez, M. De J., & Saldivar-Garduño, A. "Understanding the Sexuality of Mexican-Origin Women and their Risk of HIV/AIDS." Psychology of Women Quarterly 24. (2000): 100-109.
  • Salgado de Snyder, V.N., Acevedo, A., & Natera, L.X.. "Dios y el Norte: The perceptions of wives of documented and undocumented immigrants to the United States." Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences 18. (1996): 283-296.
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Profile

Andrea Acevedo, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor in the Institute for Behavioral Health at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Her primary research interests are in racial/ethnic inequalities in access and quality of health services, particularly those related to substance use disorders. Dr. Acevedo worked as part of the evaluation team of various SAMHSA-funded grants, and as the evaluator of various Boston community health programs. In those capacities, she worked with grantees and program staff on developing measurement tools, and provided technical assistance on data collection and quality improvement. She has been and continues to be involved in the development and testing of performance measures for substance abuse treatment. She has worked on an AHRQ-funded study to understand ways of improving nursing home quality reports to meet the needs of minority community members. Dr. Acevedo is currently working on studies examining how community characteristics may impact disparities in substance abuse treatment quality and outcomes, understanding disparities in substance abuse treatment for adolescents, the impact of interventions with treatment providers to improve treatment performance, and the impact of initiatives for providers to use prescription drug monitoring programs.

 

Degrees

Brandeis University
Ph.D.

Brandeis University
M.A.

Harvard University, School of Public Health
SM

University of California, Los Angeles
B.A.

Awards and Honors

  • Junior Investigator Travel Award for the 2014 Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific meeting; 2014 (2014)
  • Junior Investigator Travel Award for the 2012 Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific meeting; 2012 (2012)

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