Dr. Barbara "Basia" Andraka-Christou is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Management & Informatics at the University of Central Florida. Her research explores substance use disorder treatment from health services and health policy perspectives, including medication-assisted treatment barriers, person centered care, mobile health, and client education.

Dr. Andraka-Christou’s work has been published in elite substance use journals, including the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, the International Journal of Drug Policy, Substance Use and Misuse. She has appeared on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Her book The Opioid Fix: America’s Opioid Crisis and the Solution They Don’t Want You to Have comes out from Johns Hopkins University Press in April 2020 and is now available for preorder on Amazon.

She received her J.D. and Ph.D. from Indiana University and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship there. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Florida. She is a licensed attorney in Florida.

  • Behavior Health IG Committee Member

Authored by Barbara Andraka-Christou, Ph.D., J.D.