Dr. Brendan Saloner, assistant professor in the department of health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has received the Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award From AcademyHealth. The Award recognizes scholars early in their careers as health services researchers who show exceptional promise for future contributions to the field.
Dr. Saloner’s research primarily focuses on access and quality of care for people with behavioral health disorders, with a special focus on substance use disorder treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries. Dr. Saloner has investigated the impact of federal and state policies regarding insurance coverage and benefit design related to substance use disorders on access to care and outcomes related to treatment. He has served as principal investigator on grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Arnold Ventures, Bloomberg Philanthropies and the U.S. Department of Justice. His research has been featured in major media outlets including NPR, CNN, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Vox.
Dr. Saloner holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD in health policy from Harvard University. He completed the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania.Friday Letter Submission