Dr. Brenda Granillo, DBH, MS, MEP
Dr. Granillo is a certified Master Exercise Practitioner through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and has extensive experience designing, conducting, and evaluating exercises for public health preparedness programs, federal, state, tribal, and local governments, and rural cardiac healthcare systems. Dr. Granillo has specialized expertise working with Native American communities promoting best practices and respecting sovereignty and consultative approaches using culturally appropriate participatory processes for community mobilization, empowerment, and capacity building.
As an Associate Research Social Scientist with SIROW, she leads the performance and outcome evaluation efforts to assess the impact of the Medication-Assisted Treatment program for people with opioid use disorder in partnership with Caring Health Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Dr. Granillo will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and scholars on socio-psychological health-related research and service programs serving traditionally underserved and health disparities populations. Dr. Granillo’s research interests include enhancing the role of medical health providers and allied healthcare professionals in integrated Behavioral Health interventions to advance population health using systems thinking and implementation science to improve health outcomes and psychosocial well-being. Dr. Granillo serves on several local and national committees and currently is assigned as a Subject Matter Expert for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE).
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) TRACIE Subject Matter Expert Cadre; Regional Emergency Preparedness Committee for Pima County; EPA Region 9, Border 2020 Emergency Preparedness Task Force.