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Research Assistants

Changes in Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Ownership and Health Outcomes

This project will focus on the market for substance use disorder treatment, which has attracted significant private investment in recent years. We will examine how changes in ownership, mergers, and facility closure affect treatment receipt and overdoses under different market conditions. The main focus will be on treatment for opioid use disorder.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

The RA for this project will help to catalog changes in facility ownership, in some cases verifying information through web searches. The RA will then link this information to government-sponsored and insurer provider directories as well as health care claims. Proficiency with Stata or R is preferred.