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Robin E. Clark

, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research and Evaluation Unit, Center for Health Policy and Research
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Quantitative Health Sciences
Robin E. Clark

Dr. Robin Clark specializes in the economic evaluation of health care interventions and policies. As the Senior Director of Research and Evaluation at UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research, Dr. Clark leads research on health policies and health care interventions for underserved populations.  Current studies focus on the link between substance use disorders and quality of care for chronic health conditions such as asthma and diabetes, state Medicaid policies on medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, and approaches to managing the quality and cost of treatment for patients with chronic illness. His previous work includes cost-effectiveness analyses of treatment interventions and policies for individuals with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.

Prior to joining UMass Medical School’s, Dr. Clark was Associate Professor of both Community and Family Medicine and Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. He conducted research at the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center and directed a course in economic evaluation at the Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences, now the Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. At UMass Medical School, Dr. Clark is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health and Quantitative Health Sciences. He is a core faculty member in the Clinical and Population Health Research doctoral program, where he teaches a course in health policy research. Dr. Clark’s research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Mental Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Dr. Clark holds a doctorate in social policy from Brandeis University. He earned a master’s degree in human development and family relations at the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Appalachian State University.