Dr. Pia M. Mauro is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University. Her research focuses on substance use epidemiology, access to substance use and mental health services, behavioral health treatment integration and co-location, as well as structural and policy impacts on substance use and treatment. She is interested in health equity and working with vulnerable populations (e.g., juveniles in drug court, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, immigrant populations, people with mental illness, people using substances). She obtained a PhD from the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, both supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She has a background in psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and professional experience in SUD treatment program evaluations.