Andra Wilkinson

Andra Wilkinson

Research Scientist II, Chapel Hill, NC

Areas Of Expertise

Education & Certification

PhD, Maternal and Child Health, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Andra Wilkinson, PhD, MSPH, is a research scientist II dedicated to improving behavioral, adolescent, and maternal and child health. Dr. Wilkinson brings a strong skill set in quantitative analysis and data visualization to her work, as well as experience in healthcare from the provider, insurer, and public health perspectives. Her recent work includes creating an interactive map of the maternal and child health system in a county relative to population demographics, creating interactive data visualizations of youth behavioral health needs by state, leading analysis of social media data on opioids, a difference-in-difference analysis of Medicaid reimbursements for school-based health services, a longitudinal multilevel analyses of the relationship between mental health and substance use among youth, and a cost-effectiveness analysis of postpartum depression screening. Her data visualizations of opioid state policy were in the Washington Post and led to her being invited to the Research-to-Policy Collaboration. She is also an adjunct assistant professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.