Ms. Sachdeva is a Senior Research Program Leader who built and leads a portfolio of prevention research, implementation science, and evaluation projects focused on reducing harms and saving lives from the opioid epidemic. She came to Duke from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Injury and Violence Prevention Branch where she led strategic planning, partnership development, policy and program implementation, and local capacity building for state-wide injury and violence prevention efforts with a special focus on the prevention of drug poisoning and overdose death. Ms. Sachdeva also served as a Program Manager at the University of North Carolina’s Injury Prevention Research Center where she coordinated several poisoning prevention policy and program evaluation studies. She has worked in public health in various capacities and on multiple levels within government (local and state) and research universities.
Ms. Sachdeva holds a Master of Public Health in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Virginia.