Alicia Bunger, PhD

Ohio State University College of Social Work

Alicia Bunger, MSW, PhD (IRI 2013-2015) is an associate professor in the College of Social Work at the Ohio State University. Her research addresses the central question: how can human service organizations and professionals work together to improve service access, quality, and outcomes for the communities they serve? She writes about interorganizational relationships and networks, organizational context, and front-line practices that promote implementation and coordinated care across behavioral health and child welfare systems. Currently, she is investigating strategies for implementing interventions that depend on collaboration across systems, in partnership with Ohio child welfare agencies implementing START (a model for expediting substance use treatment access for parents who enter the child welfare system due to addiction).