+ Biography

Anna Pagano, PhD

Dr. Pagano is Senior Director of Science at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), where she leads development and quality improvement of clinical algorithms for implementation of The ASAM Criteria. She is trained as a social scientist and health services researcher with expertise in addiction treatment. Her research has investigated barriers to accessing addiction treatment among vulnerable populations, including immigrants and refugees; and grassroots strategies for addiction mutual support created by these communities.

Previously, she was Principal Investigator of studies funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Tobacco-Related Diseases Research Program (TRDRP) on community-based recovery houses created by and for Latino migrants. She also served as Co-Investigator on a number of NIH- and TRDRP-funded studies as Senior Research Scientist at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) and at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Prior to that, she completed a NIDA postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF, and a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley. At UCSF, she focused on implementation of nicotine dependence interventions within addiction treatment programs. During her predoctoral training at the University of California, San Diego, she received grants from the U.S. Fulbright Program and National Science Foundation to support multi-year research in Brazil.

Since joining ASAM, her work has focused on developing ASAM’s Science Initiative and ensuring continuous quality improvement of the ASAM CONTINUUM and CO-Triage software products, as well as other clinical decisionmaking products for implementation of ASAM’s dimensional admission criteria. She has also served as ASAM’s project director for AMNet, a NIDA-sponsored addiction medicine data initiative led by Friends Research Institute, and participated in numerous other research and quality improvement activities related to addiction medicine.

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