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About me

Hi! I'm Olivia. I'm a health behavior and policy researcher. My general research areas are substance use disorder, HIV, Hepatitis C, incarceration as a health determinant, and health policy. I also have experience and expertise in LGBTQ+ health, health impacts of climate change and disaster, mental health and depression, health disparities and health equity, social determinants of health, Medicaid, and program evaluation. I use mixed methods approaches, health behavior frameworks, and community-partnered research approaches to  do my research.

I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow  with the Bloomberg Overdose Initiative in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with Drs. Brendan Saloner, Sachini Bandara, and Elizabeth Stuart.

My dissertation, "HIV outcomes after from state corrections: Examining two case management interventions" (Advisor, William T. Robinson) aimed to understand HIV care engagement and outcomes within the 12 months after release from Louisiana state prison custody, and compare the impacts of receiving any or neither of the state's two HIV pre-release linkage to care programs. 

Projects I'm working on right now center around naloxone access, xylazine as an adulterant in the drug supply, health and incarceration, health outcomes relative to MOUD access, and Hepatitis C elimination.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife, our daughter, and our two dogs.

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