Brendan Saloner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research primarily focuses on access and quality of care for people with behavioral health disorders, with a special focus on substance use disorder treatment for Medicaid beneficiaries. Professor Saloner has investigated the impact of federal and state policies regarding insurance coverage and benefit design related to substance use disorders on access to care and outcomes related to treatment. He has served as principal investigator on grants from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Arnold Ventures, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and the US Department of Justice. His research has been featured in major media outlets including NPR, CNN, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Vox. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University. He completed the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • 2019 Alice S. Hersh Emerging Leader Award Winner