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Johanne Eliacin, PhD – Career Development Awardee

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Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis, IN 


Johanne Eliacin, PhD, HSPP, is a core investigator and research health scientist with the Center for Health Information and Communication at the Roudebush VA Medical Center. She is also a research scientist at the Regenstrief Institute, an assistant research professor in the Department of Psychology at the Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), and a fellow/Investigator at the Implementation Research Institute, Center for Mental Health Services Research, Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Eliacin received a dual doctoral degree in clinical psychology and psychological anthropology from the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She completed a clinical postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University and an advanced fellowship in health services research at the Roudebush VA Medical Center. Dr. Eliacin's VA research program centers on reducing mental healthcare disparities by developing and implementing effective strategies to improve patient-provider communication, and by advancing our understanding of sociocultural determinants of mental health and illness. Her research areas of expertise include mental health services research, implementation science, health communication, clinical ethnography, and mixed methods research. Dr. Eliacin's HSR&D Career Development Award, "Improving Patient-Provider Communication to Reduce Mental Health Disparities" focuses on adapting and testing a peer-led patient navigation intervention to improve minority Veterans' participation in shared decision-making and treatment engagement in VA mental healthcare.

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