Serving as a national resource for payment and delivery system reform for substance use disorder treatment

Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Brandeis-Harvard Center to Improve System Performance of Substance Use Disorder Treatment fills a critical public health need to better understand how to improve performance of the delivery system for treatment of substance use disorders (SUD). The Center brings together the collective expertise of Brandeis and Harvard researchers, using research on payment methods and service delivery organization to synergistically expand the research base, ensure SUD treatment services are included in efforts to improve quality and reduce cost of health care services, and inform policy decisions that will profoundly affect the cost, quality and availability of SUD treatment services.

Constance Horgan, ScD, Director; Sharon Reif, PhD, Deputy Director; Haiden Huskamp, Phd, Co-Director; Alisa Busch, MD, MS, Co-Director

 “The healthcare delivery system is changing extremely rapidly, and we want to make sure that treatment for people with substance use disorders has a place at the table and is part of the innovation that’s happening, and that we build the research portfolio that supports these innovations, such as payment, financing and quality of care.”

    - Constance Horgan, Center Director


Center Aims

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Advance the Science

Stimulating research, learning and experimentation on payment and delivery system reforms for substance use disorder treatment
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Drive the Next Generation of Research

Training and mentoring junior investigators
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Translate and Disseminate Findings

Stemming from the Center's theme and conceptual framework