Assistant Research Scientist
Ph.D., Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Phone: 410-837-3977 ext. 261
Dr. Nordeck, a Baltimore native, is a health services researcher and epidemiologist focused on identifying strategies to improve access to effective treatment for vulnerable populations. Her research interests center around studying facilitators and barriers to treatment at individual and structural levels. Her work applies epidemiological and quantitative methodologies such as longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, and various techniques to strengthen causal inference with observational data.
Dr. Nordeck completed her PhD in Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was a predoctoral fellow in the Drug Dependence Epidemiology T32 Training Program. Her dissertation work examined the role of homelessness in health service utilization and substance use treatment outcomes among hospitalized patients. Prior to this, she completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at New York University in Psychology.
Dr. Nordeck’s experience at FRI has spanned several projects, including serving as Lead Coordinator on a study to develop and validate a substance use screening tool for primary care and Project Managing a randomized trial examining the effectiveness of patient navigation services for hospitalized patients. She also has experience working as an external Quality Assurance Monitor for several NIDA-funded CTN studies. Currently, Dr. Nordeck is working with Dr. Jan Gryczynski on several projects related to improving treatment linkage through novel settings, such as through the Baltimore City sexual health clinics.