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Howard Padwa

Research Scientist

UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs

Biography

Howard Padwa, Ph.D. is a health services researcher at UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs and a member of UCLA’s new Cannabis Research Initiative. His main research interests include behavioral health treatment policy, patient experiences in care, and the impacts that broader social, cultural, and political trends have on behavioral health practice. He is currently leading several studies and evaluations studying behavioral health treatment and patient-provider communication. In addition, he is beginning several projects examining the impact of cannabis on healthcare, and the impacts cannabis legalization has on the substance use disorder treatment system.

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