Key Researchers


Key Researchers: Substance Abuse & Welfare Reform

Laura Schmidt, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.
University of California at San Francisco

Dr. Laura Schmidt is a sociologist and Senior Scientist at the Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute in Berkeley CA. She is currently Principal Investigator for the NIAAA-funded Welfare Client Longitudinal Study and the SAPRP-funded project, Implementing Welfare Reform. She also serves as a lecturer in medical sociology at the University of California at Berkeley Department of Sociology. Dr. Schmidt has an extensive publications record in health services research focusing on organizational responses to substance abuse problems, access and utilization. She is also the author of the forthcoming book, The Corporate Transformation of American Medicine: Building the Health Care Market, with Princeton University Press.
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