Brenda Granillo

Associate Research Professor

3776 N. 1st Ave., Suite 102 Tucson, AZ 85719

Brenda Granillo, DBH, MS, MEP is an Associate Research Professor with the Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) and holds a Doctor of Behavioral Health (Management). Dr. Granillo has developed, implemented, evaluated, and provided training and technical assistance for multiple grant-funded research projects of importance to underserved populations. Dr. Granillo is a leading expert in public health emergency preparedness and has specialized expertise working with Native American communities promoting best practices and respecting sovereignty and consultative approaches using culturally appropriate participatory process for community mobilization, empowerment and capacity building.

As an Associate Research Professor with SIROW, she leads efforts on increasing access to culturally-tailored substance use disorder treatment and related services for Indigenous Women; leads the performance and outcome evaluation efforts to assess the impact on a system of care providing comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents and transitional aged youth (ages 12-21) who have substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and their families/primary caregivers; and serves as data analyst for a NIH funded intention-to-treat randomized clinical trail to assess a pharmacist-led MTM program that incorporates CHWs as cultural brokers to assess medication adherence and hypertension outcomes.

Dr. Granillo’s research interests include addressing behavioral health disparities in Native American communities; culturally competent workforce development practices; healthcare provider burnout; and 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).