Tracy McPherson, PhD
Senior Research Scientist in the Public Health Department at NORC at the University of Chicago
Dr. McPherson is the Evaluation, Training, and Technical Assistance Lead on NORC’s SBIRT projects including the National SBIRT ATTC directed by IRETA. Dr. McPherson leads learning collaboratives focused on improving access to screening, brief intervention, referral to treatment and follow-up care for risky alcohol, drug, and prescription medication use. For more than 15 years she has led substance use and mental health prevention/early intervention projects funded by government agencies and foundations. Her work has focused on translating research into practice - assisting medical and behavioral health organizations implement clinical practice informed by scientific evidence, build workforce capacity, and evaluate the impact of practice change. Dr. McPherson holds a PhD in Applied Social Psychology from The George Washington University.