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2019 Scholars

Johanne Eliacin, PhD, HSPP


Core investigator, Research Health Scientist
Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center
Health Services Research & Development
Center of Excellence for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices

Research Scientist
Health Services Research
Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis

Eliacin is a research scientist and core investigator at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center. She is also a research assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis and research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute. Eliacin is a health services researcher and implementation scientist. Her primary areas of research interest are mental health and healthcare disparities. She has been involved in several VA, SAMSHA, and NIH-funded studies that examine the development and implementation of interventions for people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Currently, her research focuses on reducing mental healthcare disparities by developing and implementing effective strategies to improve patient-provider communication, and by advancing our understanding of sociocultural determinants of mental health and illness.

Eliacin is a licensed clinical psychologist and a psychological anthropologist. She completed a joint PhD degree in psychological and clinical psychology from the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She is a recent recipient of a VA Health Services Research and Development Career Development Award. She is also completing a NIDA-funded Implementation Science Fellowship at the Implementation Research Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.