Ms. Erika Crable, a doctoral student in the department of health law, policy & management at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), has been selected to participate in the Lifespan/Brown University Criminal Justice Research Program on Substance Use, and HIV, and Comorbidities.
The two-year training program is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and provides early career researchers with mentoring, funding for pilot study research, and specialized training for research with justice-involved populations. The program is designed to prepare participants for NIH-funded research careers in the field of criminal justice, substance use, and HIV.
Ms. Crable will use the opportunity to augment her doctoral training and support her dissertation research. “I’m planning to focus my dissertation research on investigating access to and the quality of substance use treatment delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries on parole or probation,” she says. “The training program is a great opportunity to connect with both peer researchers and a network of mentors engaged in the criminal justice and substance use treatment fields.”