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Dr. Barbara "Basia" Andraka-Christou

Assistant Professor, School of Global Health Management and Informatics, University of Central Florida


I am available to work with individuals, government agencies, cities, non-profit and for-profit corporations to develop strategies for increasing access to person-centered and effective evidence-based treatments for substance use disorders and mental health disorders. I use a mixed-methods approach with a team of subject matter and research experts.

I have led development, implementation and/or evaluation of mobile health applications, patient/provider health portals, health workforce education programs, patient/client education programs, criminal justice administration education programs, and person-centered care operationalization. Additionally, I have extensively participated in evaluations of federal and state-level policies, such as prescription drug monitoring programs, opioid prescribing laws, and medication-assisted treatment regulation.

Finally, I am available to organize and conduct lectures about health policy, health services, and/or substance use disorder treatment.

Current & Past Consulting Work

Johns Hopkins University, Career Coach for Health Policy Research Scholars Program
  • Role: Consultant (Paid)
  • 01/01/2021 – 12/31/2022
  • I serve as a career coach to PhD students in the Health Policy Research Scholars Program who are seeking a research career focused on substance use disorder-related policy.
Arizona State University, Project ECHO MAT Hub Team
University of Pittsburgh (CDC R01 CE003152-01-00; PI: Nostrand), Problem-Solving Court Project
University of Michigan (HRSA U81HP29300; PI: Beck), Cooperative Agreement for a Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies
  • Role: Consultant (Paid)
  • 08/01/2019 – 08/01-2023
  • This study uses mixed methods to examine physician and nurse practitioner barriers to MOUD prescribing using a nationally representative sample.
Wayne State University, Problem-Solving Court Project
  • Role: Consultant (Paid)
  • 01/01/2021 – 01/01/2022
  • This study is examining the utilization of teleservices by courts during COVID-19, including in relation to substance use disorder treatment.
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