As a medical anthropologist, my research focuses on public mental health and substance use treatment services in the United States, healthcare reform, evidence-based practice implementation and sustainment in complex systems, multi-method organizational ethnography, and the advancement of culturally- and contextually-relevant programs to support marginalized groups affected by persistent disparities. My research bridges the fields of public health, addictions, and social work, and often involves the application of mixed-method research designs. Much of work focuses on system-change initiatives and service delivery issues in rural areas, and includes extensive qualitative and quantitative data collection with professional stakeholders at the system (e.g., state and county officials) and organizational (e.g., administrators and direct service providers) levels. I also have a strong background in studying the illness experiences and help-seeking behaviors of persons with serious mental illness and/or drug use problems, as well as their interactions within informal support networks and their access to and utilization of professional services. In addition, I have developed a growing research portfolio in dissemination and implementation science, and am currently involved in five separate implementation science studies focused on the integration of evidence-based interventions and other service innovations in traditional and non-traditional service delivery settings.