Allison Gilbert

Allison Gilbert

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Allison R. Gilbert, PhD, MPH is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Sanford School of Public Policy. Allison conducts mental health and substance use law, policy, and services research. She has a particular interest in the problem of involvement in the criminal legal system (CLS) among adults with behavioral health disorders, including substance use disorders and mental illness. Much of her research aims to determine the extent to which various types of programs and treatment services improve access to evidence-based treatment and support services and reduce CLS involvement, to inform both clinical care and state and local government policymaking. She has been Principal Investigator on several studies in this area, including federally-funded studies on medication-assisted treatment for CLS-involved adults with co-occurring disorders, as well as gender differences in a statewide jail diversion program; a pilot randomized-controlled trial of a medication for treating opioid use disorder in an adult drug court setting; and a 4-year, multi-site study of Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD).

Allison received a PhD in Health Policy and Management from UNC-Chapel Hill, a MPH in Health Management and Policy from University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and a BA in Sociology from UCLA.

You can read more about Allison on her Duke Scholars page.