Samantha Auty is a doctoral candidate in Health Services Research at Boston University and a research fellow in the NIDA-funded Integrated Care for Addiction, HIV, and HCV Research and Education T-32 training program. Her research uses quasi-experimental methods to examine the impact of health policies on access to care and health outcomes among those with substance use disorders and other chronic conditions, including HCV/HIV. Samantha is particularly interested in leveraging claims data to assess the impact of Medicaid policies on access to health services and prescription medications among those with opioid use disorder. She received her B.S. from St. Lawrence University, and her M.S. in Healthcare Research from the Dartmouth Institute. Prior to attending Boston University, Samantha worked at the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College conducting qualitative and quantitative research investigating opioid use disorder, cannabis use disorder, and tobacco use.  In her spare time, Samantha enjoys bread baking, trail running, and hiking.