Carmen L. Masson, PhD

Dr. Carmen L. Masson is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Her research focuses on understanding and addressing barriers to health promotion and health care access among individuals who use drugs. Using the principles of community-based participatory research, she has conducted studies of individual and system-level behavioral interventions to improve access to and the delivery of substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction services, and hepatitis C (HCV) health care services. These studies have been important in identifying effective strategies to link people who use drugs to HIV/HCV education and prevention interventions, opioid substitution therapy, and HCV evaluation and treatment.

Dr. Masson has had a long-standing commitment to the training and development of early stage investigators, and has mentored undergraduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and assistant professors. Currently, she is the co-Director of the NIDA-funded Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity program at UCSF, a research training program that supports the career advancement of clinical scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups working in the addictions field.

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