Ekaterina Pivovarova, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School. Dr. Pivovarova’s research uses implementation science techniques to improve access to care for individuals with legal involvement and struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. Her work aims to improve collaboration, and in turn, treatment engagement and retention for at-risk individuals, between healthcare and legal systems by using empirically driven approaches.

Dr. Pivovarova is the recipient of a National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) K23 Career Development Award and serves as the co-investigator of a NIDA-funded UG1 center grant to examine the state-wide implementation of Medications for Opioid Use Disorders in jails. She is also a co-PI of the Education Core in a NIDA UC2 that provides research training for junior investigators, clinicians, and criminal legal scholars in correctional health settings. She serves as