Dr. Johanne Eliacin’s research focuses on advancing understanding of sociocultural determinants of mental health and illness, and reducing health care disparities through innovative processes and technologies that facilitate patient- centered care and effective patient- provider communication. Currently, she is developing a peer-led, patient navigation intervention for VA mental health services. Her research interests include health care disparities, intervention development, implementation science, and patient- provider communication.
Dr. Eliacin obtained her doctoral degree in clinical psychology and psychological anthropology from the University of Chicago and completed her clinical postdoctoral residency at Cornell University.
Dr. Eliacin is a graduate of the Implementation Research Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. She is currently a VA HSR&D career development awardee and a NIH-funded fellow at the John Hopkins University Mixed Methods Research Training Program for Health Sciences as well as a Putnam Scholar in the Academy of Communication in Healthcare.