Faculty Profile – Megan O’Grady

Megan O'Grady

Megan A. O'Grady, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. O’Grady is currently a co-investigator on 4 NIH-funded studies focused on the implementation of substance use services and system-level quality improvements. Dr. O’Grady also provides evaluation and technical assistance on SAMHSA- and State-funded projects in partnership with New York State and the State of Connecticut. In addition, Dr. O’Grady serves as a lead on the CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) Center for Prevention Evaluation and Statistics (CPES) at UConn Health which supports the State in identification, collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data pertaining to substance use prevention, mental health, and health disparities. Dr. O’Grady advises students and teaches courses in the Public Health Sciences program, including Implementation Science and the Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health.

O’Grady, M.A., Mootz, J., Suleman, A., Sweetland, A., Teodoro, E., Anube, A., Feliciano, P., Bezuidenhout, C., Fortunato Dos Santos, P., Fumo, W., Gouveia, L., Pinsky, I., Mello, M., Kann, B., & Wainberg, M.L. (in press). Mobile technology and task shifting to improve access to alcohol treatment services in Mozambique. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. O’Grady, M.A., Levak, S., Conigliaro, J., Morley, J., Kapoor, S., Ritter, M., Marini, C., & Morgenstern, J. (2021). “I felt I was reaching a point with my health”: Patients’ experiences and reasons for engagement in treatment services for unhealthy alcohol use in primary care. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 12, 1-10. O’Grady, M.A., Lincourt, P., Greenfield, B., Manseau, M.W., Hussain, S., Genece-Greene, K., & Neighbors, C.J. (2021). A facilitation model for implementing change management practices to improve outpatient substance use disorder treatment: A stepped-wedge trial study protocol. Implementation Science, 16(5). PMID: 33413493