Senior Research Associate
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Qualitative research, behavioral health treatment systems, evaluation research, addiction research, faith-based programs, clinical research.
- 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)
Margot Trotter Davis is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Behavioral Health of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy. She has been involved in the field of addictions as both a clinician and researcher. Before coming to Brandeis University, Dr. Davis worked for state agencies planning community-based addiction treatment programs. She consulted with school systems and community non-profits on treatment and prevention activities, and trained student social workers in substance abuse treatment. She worked in various clinical settings including state-run inpatient and community mental health centers. Currently she maintains a private practice with a specialty in substance abuse. She is actively involved in quality improvement in community-based social services and at Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research.
Her doctoral studies concentrated on health policy in substance abuse treatment systems. Research interests are in areas of spirituality and religiosity in treatment environments. Her dissertation compared religious activities in traditional secular and faith-based organizations, and she has continued that work at Brandeis. Current work includes an evaluation of Access To Recovery (ATR) programs funded by SAMHSA, evaluation of Closing the Treatment Gap Initiative funded by Open Society Institute, and developing a Learning Collaborative for ATR programs to enhance performance management, also funded by SAMHSA.
Awards and Honors
- Best Program and Curricula Abstract Award AMERSA conference 2011 (2011)