Jeanine Hanna, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Jeanine Hanna, Ph.D., senior scientist at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), has more than 10 years of experience in behavioral health, housing, employment, and criminal justice research and evaluation. She has conducted national cross-site and local evaluations and research studies of underserved populations, including those with mental health and substance use disorders, persons experiencing chronic homelessness, and at-risk youth. Dr. Hanna has expertise in program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative methods and analyses, instrument and measurement design, training and technical assistance provision to program staff, and project management. She has prepared and presented a variety of materials, including report briefings for federal officials and an information base for congressionally mandated reports. Dr. Hanna serves as lead evaluator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention-funded substance use, HIV, and viral hepatitis prevention program for at-risk minority youth and young adults. She assesses program performance by documenting and measuring client outcomes and conducting process evaluations. She serves as evaluation liaison to six pilot sites providing a Home Visiting Initiative to enhance services and access to treatment and recovery supports for pregnant and parenting families affected by opioid use disorders. She also trains and supervises grantee program staff on Government Performance and Results Act requirements, including the collection and reporting of client-level performance and outcome data. Previously, Dr. Hanna was co-investigator in a study to provide the Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) with concrete programmatic knowledge about its Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT)-funded treatment and aftercare services. The study focused on describing the range and types of substance use treatment, reentry/release planning activities, and related aftercare services provided to criminal justice-involved individuals through the RSAT program and identified the application and penetration of evidence-based principles and practices in facilities (e.g., jail, prison, juvenile detention) and post-facility with RSAT funds.


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