Victor Lushin, PhD, MD, MSW, an epidemiologist, mental/behavioral health services researcher and implementation scientist, is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. His current research is in the epidemiology and treatment of mental and behavioral health conditions which he conducts via big data analyses and hybrid trials, methodologies he focused on at an NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Center for Mental Health. He has received medical education and initial research training at Ivan Pavlov Medical University, St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was born and raised, and worked as a physician. After immigrating to the US, he earned a PhD at New York University Silver School of Social Work specializing in data analysis and mental/behavioral health services research. As a Subaward PI within a larger NIMH-funded P50 project, he has studied barriers and facilitators to the use of evidence-based practices in community mental health service settings.

Victor Lushin is a 2021 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Data for Action program, managed by AcademyHealth.