Czarina Navos Behrends   Instructor in Healthcare Policy and Research

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My current work focuses on improving HIV and HCV testing and treatment in different settings (e.g., substance use disorder treatment programs, syringe exchange programs, etc) and improving strategies for preventing opioid overdoses among people who inject drugs, including estimating cost impact of implementing these programs and alternative strategies.  My background includes public health practice in health policy, harm reduction, HIV surveillance data management/analysis, qualitative research, and health services research. I also have a strong foundation in teaching and mentoring students in public health.


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Grants awarded

  • Economic Analysis of Rapid HIV and HCV Testing in Drug Abuse Treatment Programs  awarded by National Institute on Drug Abuse Key Personnel 2015 - 2018
  • Project INSPIRE-NYC  awarded by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Key Personnel 2014 - 2017



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