Alisha Creel, Ph.D.

Alisha Creel, Ph.D.

Vice President, Health Policy Group
Alisha Creel, Ph.D.

Alisha Creel, Ph.D., has 14 years of experience conducting public health and social research using survey, qualitative and evaluation methods. At Abt SRBI, she leads the Health Policy group and oversees projects on Veterans’ health, child victimization, and other topics. Dr. Creel has conducted evaluation, survey research and qualitative studies on underage drinking in the Air Force and prescription drug misuse in the Army; sexual harassment and assault in the military; women’s leadership in the military; health-related stigma, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS and mental health; and barriers to  HIV testing and mental health care seeking.

Prior to joining Abt SRBI, Dr. Creel was a research scientist at ICF International where she led studies for the Department of Defense and the Military Services, Department of Justice, and other federal and local agencies, overseeing survey and qualitative data collection, program evaluation, health communication, and secondary data analysis projects. She was an assistant professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. She has published in Health Education Research, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Mental and Nervous Disease, Contemporary Clinical Trials, and other highly regarded peer-reviewed journals. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.