Current Fellows
Addiction & Overdose

Shaivi Herur

Bloomberg Fellow

Shaivi Herur is a project associate at JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. in Washington, D.C. She applies research and evaluation methods to federal and state-wide public health projects within JSI’s domestic substance use, HIV-infectious disease, and environmental health portfolios. In her work related to addiction and overdose, she supports needs assessments with treatment providers to analyze gaps in opioid treatment provision and data quality across Massachusetts. She has conducted patient experience research among caregivers for substance-exposed newborns and clients of State Departments of Mental Health. Shaivi is passionate about patient centricity, cultural competency, and health equity as key enablers of long-term success and retention in care. She hopes to continue exploring innovations that effectively mobilize the healthcare workforce, reduce workforce burden, and improve patient care.  

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) is a global nonprofit dedicated to improving lives through greater health, education, and socio-economic equity for individuals and communities across the world. In the U.S., JSI addresses complex public health problems to effect systems and policy changes in pursuit of health and equity. JSI works in partnership with government agencies, national and state-level organizations, health foundations, local health systems, and community-based providers. JSI services include policy development, applied research and evaluation, strategic planning and assessment, and training and technical assistance. Developing innovative and inclusive methods to evaluate and strengthen publicly funded health systems, JSI’s partnership work is rooted in a shared desire to improve the health of individuals and communities and advance health equity. 

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