Associate Director, Behavioral Health and Health Policy Practice Area
Donna Durant Atkinson, PhD, who joined Westat in 2003, is an Associate Director in the Behavioral Health and Health Policy Practice Area. This practice focuses on a broad range of topical areas that relate to substance abuse prevention and treatment, including opioids and the misuse of prescription drugs; and the use of data analysis, reporting, and visualization strategies to impact decision making. Donna is an evaluator by training with social science research experience. She has designed and conducted evaluation studies at the national and local levels, including nationwide multisite evaluations. She has provided epidemiology-related training and technical assistance to community-based organizations and health departments who are implementing the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). Her experiences include working with a large number of grants who serve diverse populations. She leads Westat’s Opioid Topical Interest Group.
Tuesday, April 23
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM