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Bunger, Alicia, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Curriculum Vitae

NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellow - Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010-2012
PhD - Social Work, Washington University in Saint Louis, 2010
MSW - Social Work, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 2003
BA - Psychology, Susquehanna University, 2001

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.