Kathleen West, DrPH

Senior Program Manager
Kathleen West, DrPH, is a senior program manager for Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of behavioral health, veterans, drug courts, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). She is currently project director for AHP’s work with California’s Department of Health Care Services, helping the department expand access to MAT for underserved populations across the state. This project is working with the state’s existing Narcotic Treatment Programs, delivering training and technical assistance to increase both the number of buprenorphine prescribers and the number of patients per prescriber. Dr. West is also co-director for training and technical assistance for the Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP), funded through the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance to support COAP grantees, as well as other programs throughout the United States, that are interested in expanding MAT to jail populations and community correctional staff and reentry programming. Dr. West received her DrPH in population and family health, reproductive epidemiology, and health policy from the University of California, Los Angeles. 




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