Victor Capoccia's career has spanned academic, philanthropic, and public/nonprofit positions in health and human services fields. As an academic he taught planning, organizational change, and research at Boston College; as a manager he directed the City of Boston Health Department and was CEO/President of a community-based addiction prevention and treatment agency; in philanthropy he led efforts at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Open Society Institute to improve quality and access to addiction-related health services.
Dr. Capoccia is currently consulting, speaking, and writing on behavioral health dimensions of health reform implementation and the strategies that increase access to and quality of care. His recent consulting work includes projects in Vietnam and Russia as well as with state governments and domestic health organizations.
He is a National Advisory Council member of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Technical Advisory Committee on measurement; and board member of: Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, The Public Good Projects, Haley House, and Lahey Health Behavioral Services. His most recent research and publications are focused on testing quality measures for addiction treatment and determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on access to addiction treatment.
Dr. Capoccia is a graduate of Boston College, and earned is PhD from the Heller School at Brandeis University.