Alison Hamilton, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Alison B. Hamilton, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Research Anthropologist in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. Her main area of interest is the relationship between addiction, mental health, and sexuality among women. She recently completed the NIDA-funded “Women, Methamphetamine, and Sex” study (K01 DA017647), which utilized mixed methods to investigate women methamphetamine users’ sexual experiences and behaviors as they relate to their methamphetamine use and/or histories of trauma. Dr. Hamilton is also a Research Health Scientist and Lead of the Qualitative Methods Group at the VA Health Services Research & Development Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy, specializing in women Veterans’ health, mental health services research, and implementation science. She was a fellow in the inaugural cohort (2010-2012) of the NIMH/VA Implementation Research Institute and she is on the editorial board of Implementation Science.

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