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Megan A. O'Grady, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Academic Office Location:
Public Health Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6325
Phone: 860-679-5483

Department of Public Health Sciences

Curriculum Vitae:
B.A.Kent State UniversityPsychology
M.A.Southeastern Louisiana UniversityGeneral Psycology
Ph.D.Colorado State UniversityApplied Social Psychology

Post-Graduate Training
PostdoctoralUConn School of MedicineResearch Fellow, Alcohol and Addiction Science Research, UConn Alcohol Research Center

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
NIH Loan Repayment Program (LRP) awardNational Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
Selected for the Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH), Bethesda, MDNational Institutes of Health
Carol L. Baird Memorial Scholarship, Department of PsychologyColorado State University
Conference Travel Award, College of Natural SciencesColorado State University
Conference Travel AwardSociety for Personality and Social Psychology
Conference Travel Awards, Department of PsychologyColorado State University
Graduate Fellowship Award, Graduate SchoolColorado State University
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
BMC Health Services ResearchEditorial BoardEditorial Board MemberExternalInternational

Dr. O’Grady is an applied social psychologist and health services researcher interested in making science-based improvements in the addiction treatment system of care by developing and implementing: new service models, integrated care, technology, and data-driven quality improvement practices. Dr. O’Grady draws from a variety of disciplines in her work such as implementation science, psychology, information technology, organizational science, addiction science, and public health. She has also studied social-contextual factors related to alcohol use among young adults.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • SBIRT in medical and integrated care settings
    O'Grady, M.A. & Kapoor, S. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Substance Use: A Practitioner’s Guide 2020 Aug;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Developing implementation strategies to increase uptake of text messaging interventions for unhealthy alcohol use in emergency departmentsTalkAnnual meeting of Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health2023Arlington, VA
Roles and functions of practice facilitators in implementing change management and measurement-based care in outpatient substance use disorder treatmentPosterAnnual meeting of Science of Dissemination and Implementation2023Arlington, VA
SBIRT Evaluation Breakout GroupOtherAnnual SAMHSA SBIRT Meeting2023Las Vegas, NV
Measurement-based Care in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Challenges and OpportunitiesLectureUConn Health Clinical Research Center Lecture Series2023Farmington, CT
Using Implementation Science to Increase Reach of mHealth Interventions in Clinical SettingsLectureUConn Center for Social Media and mHealth (CHASM) Lecture Series2023Storrs, CT
Connecting Participants to Treatment in Opioid Courts: A Preliminary Qualitative AnalysisPosterAnnual NIH HEAL Investigators meeting2022Bethesda, MD
Lessons learned at the intersection of integrated care, quality improvement, and implementation practice in opioid treatment programsTalkAmerican Public Health Association2022Boston, MA
Does Legalization of Recreational Cannabis Influence Levels of Use and Cannabis Use Disorder among Youth in the United States? A Rapid Systematic ReviewTalkResearch Society of Marijuana2022Boston, MA
Implementing electronic measurement-based care in outpatient substance use disorder treatment settings.TalkAnnual meeting of Science of Dissemination and Implementation2022Washington, D.C.
Screening and brief intervention: Current evidence and new models for integrating care for substance use in healthcare and community settingsTalkDrugs and Society Seminar Series, Columbia University2021Virtual (New York, NY)
Mobile technology and task shifting to improve access to alcohol treatment services in Mozambique.PosterAnnual meeting of Science of Dissemination and Implementation2021Virtual
Silver bullet or dead end? Examining use and access to telehealth among justice involved young adults.TalkAcademic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health2021Virtual