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Senior Research Associate

margotd@brandeis.edu  •  Heller-Brown Building  • 248  •  781-736-3850

Expertise

Qualitative research, behavioral health treatment systems, evaluation research, addiction services research, faith-based programs,

Scholarship

  • Davis, Margot T.. "Religious and non-religious components in substance abuse treatment: A comparative analysis of faith-based and secular interventions." Journal of Social Work (2013). (forthcoming)
  • Davis, Margot T., Reif, Sharon. Addiction Recovery Services, evaluation of an integrated progra: Prepared for Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Boston, MA 2014.
  • Davis, Margot T., Mulvaney-Day, Norah., Larson, Mary Jo. "Use of Complementary and Alternative therapies among military personnel and veterans: Lessons from a review of population surveys." Addiction Health Services Research Conference. Portland, OR. October 23, 2013.
  • Davis, Margot T.. "Focus group: Evaluation of substance abuse treatment program." SAGE Cases in Methodology. Ed. Patrick Brindle. London: SAGE Publications Ltd, 2013
  • Mulvaney-Day, N; Larson, MJ; Davis, MT. Behavioral Health Research Gap Analysis; Report to U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. 2012.
  • Davis, Margot T., Brolin M, Johnson J. Utilizing Coalitions as a Strategy for Health Care Change: Results from a National Evaluation;. 2011.
  • Davis, Margot T., Dunlap L, Keyes V, Dowd W, Williams C.. The Role of Faith-based Organizations in Public Substance Abuse Treatment System: Findings from a National Evaluation. 2011.
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Margot Trotter Davis, Ph.D is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Health. She has been involved in the field of addictions as both a clinician and researcher for over 30 years. Before coming to Brandeis University, Dr. Davis worked in government planning agencies to enhance the quality of and access to addiction treatment programs. With a focus on community-based interventions, she consulted with school systems and community non-profits to implement evidence-based interventions. She is an independently licensed clinician with expertise in addiction, trauma, military health, and major psychiatric disorders. Combining both micro and macro perspectives, her research interests focus on impacts of policy on behavioral health treatment. Of particular interest is the role of spirituality and religion in public policy. Recent areas of study include initiatives to increase access to care through vouchers, a national evaluation of community coalitions to impact addiction policy, and impacts of evidence-based addiction treatment in health and wellness programs. She is involved in projects related to psychological health among the military and serves as consultant to non-profits interested in this population. She has extensive experience in qualitative analysis and the use of focus group techniques in research studies.
Dr. Davis holds a masters degree in Social Work from Boston College focusing on the emerging trend in Employee Assistance Programs. Her Doctoral work focused on developing analytic models of faith-based addiction treatment programs. Both her Masters and Doctorate studies were supported through a NIAAA trainee grant.

 

Degrees

Brandeis University
Ph.D.

Boston College
M.S.W.

Boston University
B.S.

Awards and Honors

  • Best Program and Curricula Abstract Award AMERSA conference 2011 (2011)

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