Nicole Kennelly (M.S., Rutgers School of Health Professions) is a Research Specialist- Data Analyst in the Center of Population Behavioral Health and the Center for Health Services Research, where she provides data management and analysis support for several ongoing projects. She is currently involved in research analyzing cultural and environmental factors affecting substance use in youth, a multi-state evaluation of perinatal psychiatry access programs, and a risk assessment of tapering opioid prescriptions in Medicaid beneficiaries. Her research interests include population mental health, substance use, and health disparities. She received a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (B.S.) degree from Rutgers-Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and an M.S. in Health Informatics from the Rutgers School of Health Professions.