Claudia Powell

Associate Director, Research


Claudia Powell, M.Ed. is the Associate Director of the University of Arizona-Southwest Institute for Research on Women (UA-SIROW).  Claudia has worked in the field of program evaluation and services for substance abuse prevention and treatment, HIV prevention, health promotion and domestic violence for the past 13 years. Claudia is the Project Director for the recently funded ANCHOR project which provides a trauma-informed system of care that includes linkages to housing, health care, case management, substance abuse and mental health treatment and a wide array of support services.  Claudia has served as the local evaluator for several SAMHSA-CSAT projects over the last several years, including the iTEAM project serving homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults, the Step Forward project that provides sexual health curriculum and substance abuse and mental health treatment to at-risk youth, and the MOMs project serving pregnant and post-partum women in substance abuse treatment.  Additionally, Claudia works with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Sewa Uusim team as the evaluator for their SAMHSA-CMHS projects that provide health promotion and treatment services children of all ages and their families.  As a long time evaluator, Claudia is committed to engaging in culturally-competent, community-based participatory action research that is done in conjunction with communities and with a true spirit of collaboration.  Claudia serves on the Pima County Recovery Oriented System of Care Consortium, SIROW’s Community Advisory Board, the Pima County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board and the Pima County Domestic Violence Multi-Agency Steering Committee.

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