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Bunger, Alicia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Curriculum Vitae

Post-Doc - University of North Carolina, 2012 - NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow
PhD - Washington University in St. Louis, 2010 - Social Work
MSW - Rutgers University, 2003 - Social Work
BA - Susquehanna University, 2001 - Psychology

Areas of Expertise
Implementation research
Human service organizations and systems
Organizational and system collaboration

Areas of Interest for Mentoring PhD Students
Research on organizations, systems, and management
Implementation research


Dr. Bunger joined the faculty at the College of Social Work in 2012. Drawing from prior experience in community health services planning, Bunger investigates strategies for promoting coordinated, high-quality care. Her research focuses on collaboration and competition among human service organizations, and implementation of evidence-based practices. She is currently examining the implementation, costs, and impact of a system demonstration to improve children’s access to evidence-based behavioral health services in partnership with local child welfare and behavioral health agency partners. This work is informed by specialized training in mental health systems, dissemination, and implementation research.