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Dept. of Community Health
574 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
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Andrea Acevedo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Community Health
Dr. Acevedo's research focuses on racial/ethnic inequalities in the access to and quality of health services, particularly those related to alcohol and drug use disorders.
She has been involved in the development and testing of quality indicators for substance use disorders, and using established measures to understand inequities in treatment. Dr. Acevedo is currently working on studies examining how community characteristics may impact inequities in substance abuse treatment quality and outcomes, and on providers' perspectives on adolescent treatment inequities. She is also a co-investigator on a study examining the impact of provider-level interventions to improve treatment quality. She has worked on quality issues in other areas, as well, including collaborating on a study to understand ways of improving nursing home quality reports to meet the needs of minority community members.
Along with her expertise in issues related to treatment of substance use disorders, she brings to Tufts teaching experience in statistics and statistical programming, and a commitment to issues of health policy and social justice, with a special focus on immigrant and minority communities.
Dr. Acevedo received her Ph.D. in Social Policy with a concentration in behavioral health services and policy from Brandeis University, and her Masters in Health and Social Behavior from the Harvard School of Public Health.
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