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Jennifer Lorvick

Senior Public Health Scientist, Community Health and Implementation Research Program


DrPH, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
MPH, Department of Health Education, San Francisco State University
BA, Sociology and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley.

Jennifer Lorvick, DrPH, has more than two decades of experience specializing in community-based research that addresses social and structural determinants of health, such as homelessness, substance use, criminal legal system involvement and racism. She also studies the epidemiology of infectious diseases such as HIV, HCV and sexually transmitted infections among urban poor populations.

Dr. Lorvick's recent work includes an evaluation of a county-level response to COVID-19 among unhoused residents, a study of health care utilization among women on community supervision, and an assessment of how polysubstance use influences risk for opioid overdose. 

Dr. Lorvick has over 50 scholarly articles in publications, including the American Journal of Public Health, Health and Justice, and the International Journal of Drug Policy. In 2013, Dr. Lorvick received the prestigious White House Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. 

Previously, she was Associate Director of the Urban Health Program at RTI. Before joining RTI, Dr. Lorvick worked for the University of California, San Francisco's Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute for Health Policy Studies.

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