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Dalia Khoury

Behavioral Health Scientist


BS, Psychology, Duke University
MEd, Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
PhD, Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University


Dalia Khoury is a Behavioral Health Scientist at RTI International. She has experience identifying and harnessing alternative data sources to surveil the opioid epidemic, understanding the role of stigma toward people who use drugs, as well as exploring the impact social determinants of health may have an impact on the trajectory of opioid and substance use and abuse. As a Co-Investigator & Project Administrator in the Data Fusion Center (an RTI-funded initiative aimed at leveraging the power of data to monitor the opioid epidemic), Dr. Khoury was responsible for developing and marketing the business of data fusion, identifying and acquiring publicly available opioid-specific data, and developing and harnessing innovative data using novel sources (Twitter, EMS, News). She also fostered collaborations across organizations, universities, and areas of expertise to leverage and integrate disparate methodologies and approaches.  

As an Associate Director of the Southern Appalachia Test Link Care (SATLC) study, Dr. Khoury works to mitigate the outcomes of the injection drug use epidemic in Southern Appalachia (NC). She manages revising study protocol to reflect a shift to online data collection, contributing to multiple dissemination efforts, primarily consisting of qualitative research analyzing interviews with people who inject drugs. Dr. Khoury also works as a Research Data Analyst for the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL)ing Communities Study.  She facilitates an understanding of the impact social determinants of health and health disparities can have on opioid outcomes.

Dr. Khoury has completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Mental Health Services Research at Duke University and has a certificate in health disparities research from Duke University Medical Center.

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