Andrea Des Marais, MPH

Andrea Des Marais, MPH
Research Program Leader I, Opioid Research Team Supervisor

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Andrea is a Research Program Leader and Harm Reduction Research Team Supervisor in the Department of Population Health Sciences, supporting a diverse portfolio that convenes researchers, healthcare providers, community groups, and other diverse partners to address the overdose crisis. She also serves on the leadership team for the North Carolina Technical Assistance Center, a statewide initiative to support programs for people at risk of incarceration and overdose. Andrea is a public health professional with 15 years of experience in research project management, dissemination, and grant development. Prior to coming to Duke, she was a Project Director at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, where she worked in cancer prevention. She also previously supported the dissemination of the health inequities documentary Unnatural Causes. Andrea‚Äôs training and experience include quantitative and qualitative research methods, social marketing, evaluation, and intervention development and planning.

Andrea received her Master of Public Health in Health Behavior at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and her Bachelor of Political Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.