Alex R. Dopp, PhD
Alex Dopp (he/him) is a behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation, and a member of the UW ALACRITY Methods Core where he contributes expertise in economic evaluation and cost analysis. An implementation scientist and child clinical psychologist, Alex broadly studies the use of research evidence, and related policy implications, for improving youth mental health and substance use services. He has rare dual expertise in behavioral health services and economic evaluation, which has allowed him to conduct research on “upstream” influences (financing strategies) and “downstream” outcomes (economic impact) of the implementation of evidence-based youth behavioral health treatments. Alex is particularly interested in reaching vulnerable populations who are underserved by traditional behavioral health systems, such as through telehealth and by partnering with other systems such as juvenile justice, child welfare, Children’s Advocacy Centers, primary care, and schools. His research involves frequent collaboration with a variety of health policy, services, economics, and outcomes researchers, as well as patients and community stakeholders, within an interdisciplinary team science approach.