Bradley D. Stein

Bradley D. Stein
Director, Opioid Policy, Tools, and Information Center (OPTIC); Senior Physician Policy Researcher


Ph.D. in health policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.D., University of Pittsburgh; M.P.H. in health services administration, University of Pittsburgh; B.A. in government, Georgetown University

Media Resources

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Bradley Stein (he/him) is director of the NIH-funded RAND-USC Schaeffer Opioid Policy Center and a senior physician policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. A health services and policy researcher and practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Stein's research focuses on better understanding and improving care for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders in community settings. Dr. Stein has worked extensively in recent years examining the effects of state policies and community characteristics on outcomes related to the opioid crisis, including treatment, prevention, and harm reduction. He has also worked in the area of school mental health, developing, evaluating, implementing, and disseminating a school-based intervention for students exposed to trauma and violence as well as a school-based suicide intervention program's implementation. In addition, he has examined the mental health and substance abuse care of a broad range of Medicaid enrollees, including individuals with depression, children with ADHD, children with autism, children receiving psychotropic medications, and individuals with opioid use disorder and other substance use disorders. He previously served as the senior director of Research, Evaluation, and Outcomes at Community Care Behavioral Health, a large nonprofit managed behavioral health organization. Dr. Stein received his M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Pittsburgh and his Ph.D. in health policy from Pardee RAND Graduate School.

Recent Media Appearances

Interviews: Addiction Professional; Associated Press; CGTN America; Detroit Free Press; KCBS-AM; KPCC-FM; Los Angeles Times;; Mental Health Weekly Digest; Pain Medicine News; Pittsburgh Business Times; Reuters Health; Santa Monica Mirror; WBUR;

Video Interviews: CCTV