Brandeis-Harvard SPIRE Center

2023 Fellow in Implementation Science to Improve SUD Treatment Systems

In partnership with The Implementation Research Institute, The Brandeis-Harvard SPIRE Center is excited to announce our 2023 Fellow!

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Sachini Bandara, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Mental Health and Health Policy and Management Departments at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the evaluation of mental health and substance use policies. Her interests include examining the impacts of financing and delivery system reforms on persons with mental illness and substance use disorders, policies affecting individuals involved in the carceral system, and policy responses to the U.S. overdose crisis. Dr. Bandara also conducts research to identify communication strategies that can reduce public stigma and improve support for public health policies.

Dr. Bandara received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Bloomberg School's Department of Mental Health.

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