Megan O'Grady, PhD

Assistant Professor

Community Medicine and Health Care


Research Overview

I am an applied social psychologist and health services researcher interested in making science-based improvements in the addiction treatment system of care. While significant scientific progress has been made in the development of interventions and treatments for substance misuse and disorder, the system has been slow to systematically implement evidence based practices, patient engagement in services is low, and the system faces myriad barriers to providing quality care. My research program seeks to address these issues and focuses on three main areas: 1) development and implementation of integrated care practices, 2) development and implementation of technology tools for health and addiction care settings, and 3) quality improvement and systems-level interventions. I draw from a variety of disciplines in this work such as implementation science, psychology, information technology, organizational science, addiction science, and public health. I am currently a co-investigator on 4 NIH-funded studies focused on the implementation of substance use services and system-level quality improvements. I also provide evaluation and technical assistance on SAMHSA- and State-funded projects in partnership with New York State and the State of Connecticut.

Education

PhD Colorado State University 2009

Recent/Selected Publications

Research Gate

Contact Information
Emailogrady@uchc.edu
Phone(860) 679-5483
Mailing Address195 Farmington Ave
Farmington, CT 06030