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Karen Osilla

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Developing, evaluating, and disseminating interventions for mental health and substance use disorders among underserved populations.

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Karen Osilla
Email:  osilla@usc.edu
Phone:  +1 213.8210900
Rank:  Adjunct Faculty
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Karen Osilla

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Developing, evaluating, and disseminating interventions for mental health and substance use disorders among underserved populations.

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Biography

Karen Chan-Osilla is a Senior Behavioral Scientist and Clinical Psychologist at RAND, and has substantial experience in the area of developing, evaluating, and disseminating interventions for mental health and substance use disorders among youth, adult, and underserved populations. She has published over 85 articles on this research. Current projects include a web-intervention trial, Partners Connect, for military spouses concerned about their service member’s drinking, and Project REACH, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy trial for predominantly Hispanic individuals with a first-time DUI offense. Dr. Osilla has led projects funded by the Department of Defense including two large environmental scans of the military health literature, which she subsequently published in policy papers and a peer-reviewed chapter.

Education

University of Washington: PhD

Area of Expertise

  • Veteran Mental Health
  • Cognitive - Behavioral Interventions
  • Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Military and Family Members

Industry Experience

  • Health Care - Services
  • Mental Health Care
  • Health and Wellness
  • Social Services

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