The UF College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy welcomes Danielle N. Atkins, Ph.D. as our October 11th Guest Speaker.
Danielle Atkins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Central Florida. She received her MPA and PhD in health policy and economics from the University of Georgia. Her research centers on policy analysis with a particular focus on how policy affects access to care, utilization of care, and health outcomes. Atkins’ research has appeared in journals such as Health Services Research, Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the Journal of Public Health Policy. Her recent research has centered on the evaluation of policies targeting substance use-related treatment, mortality, and morbidity and policies regulating access to contraceptives. In 2017, Atkins was funded by AcademyHealth and the March of Dimes to study the effect of prenatal substance use policies on infant health outcomes. She has also recently received funding to collaborate on a proposal studying the operationalization of person-centered care in treating substance use disorders.