Andrew J. Barnes, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Health Behavior and Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Research Associate in Cancer Prevention and Control at Massey Cancer Center, and affiliate faculty in the Center for the Study of Tobacco Products, Center on Society and Health, and Center for Health Disparities.  His research interests include: 1) substance use policy, 2) tobacco regulatory science, and 3) behavioral economics.   He is the co-author of Healthcare Systems in Transition: United States of America and co-editor of Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors: Key Concepts and Current Research.  He completed his doctoral training in health policy with a concentration in economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, holds a Masters of Public Health from Tulane University, and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Biology from Pitzer College.

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1115 Waivers Can Help Expand Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment, but Coordination and System Capacity Remain a Challenge

Learn how two early-adopter states used Section 1115 Medicaid waivers to improve access to substance use disorder services. The project is part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems program, which is managed by AcademyHealth.