Garrett E. Moran, PhD

Dr. Garrett E. Moran is a clinical psychologist, a former Dr. Garrett E. Moran is a clinical psychologist, a former state commissioner for behavioral health, and has nearly 45 years of experience in behavioral health care services research and implementation. He is the associate director for services and policy innovation at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and a professor of health policy in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University where he is providing leadership to efforts to address the opioid epidemic in the state. Dr. Moran is currently the principal investigator and previously served as project director for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-supported Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. In that role he provided leadership for technical assistance efforts to AHRQ grantees working to implement medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural areas of five states. He was the primary author of a recently released AHRQ report, “Implementing MAT for OUD in Rural Primary Care: An Environmental Scan.” He recently completed a study of the “Optimal Utilization of Psychosocial Support in Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder” for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services. His major areas of substantive expertise include public policy and financing issues related to people with substance use or mental disorders, integrated health care delivery, and health information technology.

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