Allyson Peller, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Senior Research Associate II

Allyson Peller, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a senior research associate II at Advocates for Human Potential’s (AHP) Center for Research and Evaluation. Dr. Peller has more than 10 years of experience conducting research to improve health services for at-risk populations, including people with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders, repeat DUI offenders, and drug-exposed newborns. She is the lead evaluator for two Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)–funded projects to expand access to medication-assisted treatment for prescription drug and opioid addiction. Before joining AHP, Dr. Peller held research staff positions at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge Health Alliance, where she collaborated with clinicians and researchers to design and implement research studies, analyze data, co-author peer-reviewed publications, and lead educational initiatives for clinicians, research staff, and community members. Dr. Peller holds a Ph.D. in social policy from The Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where she was also the recipient of a training grant in alcohol health services research from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She received her M.P.H. with a concentration in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University.



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