Joanna Jackson, Ph.D., MSN, RN, is an Assistant Professor of Healthcare Management in the College of Business at Winthrop University, where she was the 2020 Wells Fargo Excellence in Teaching and the 2021 Springs Industries Research award recipient. Dr. Jackson received a Ph.D. from Indiana University's Fairbanks School of Public Health in Health Policy & Management and an MS in Nursing with a concentration in Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH. Prior to completing her doctorate, she worked as a Registered Nurse in opioid treatment programs (OTPs), responsible for regulatory compliance with state and federal regulations. She has also worked as a Clinical Manager of inpatient psychiatry at UC Health in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Jackson’s research interest broadly includes behavioral health services, substance use treatment, public health law, and underrepresented minorities in the academic health science workforce. Specifically, she is a mixed-methods researcher who studies the regulatory burden of state-level regulations on care quality and access to substance use treatment. In addition, she has a particular focus on how effective state-level regulations and policy initiatives are at addressing racial and socioeconomic disparities in access to treatment.