Robin Davis, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Research Science

With nearly 20 years of experience in criminal justice and behavioral health policy and program research and evaluation, Robin Davis leads ICF’s Behavioral and Global Health portfolio. Her deep experience includes strategic planning and needs assessment; design, testing, and implementation of research and program evaluation; instrument development and testing; data collection including community-level surveys; analysis of multimodal and multilevel data collection; data visualization and action-oriented dissemination of research and evaluation findings. Robin's expertise includes investigation of practices and programs related to mental health, substance misuse and use, suicide, mental health promotion, violence and its prevention, supported employment, and criminal justice.

Robin's work includes large-scale, multisite, and multimethod data collection from vulnerable populations, including tribal populations, and reflects empowerment evaluation principles of practice. She currently serves as the program director for the Division of Overdose Prevention Technical Assistance Hub for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center on Injury Prevention and Control. Robin also serves as the principal investigator and project director for the Community Support Evaluation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, overseeing the design and implementation of two program evaluations: Behavioral Health Treatment Court Collaborative and Supported Employment. Both projects support expansion and enhancement of practices at the community level for individuals with serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.

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