Dr. Sharma is a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where her dissertation focused on quality of life trajectories for people in methadone treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). She is a social work researcher by training, and is interested in establishing pathways for treatment equity to prevent health disparities in OUD and substance use research.
Dr. Sharma’s topical research interests include medication initiation and intervention for OUD in correctional settings, understanding and evolving treatment modalities for people with substance use disorders, and continuity of care for people who seek substance use treatment from incarceration to community settings. Dr. Sharma’s interests in quantitative methods include longitudinal data analysis, causal inference, and assessing measurement invariance of existing measures used in clinical and research settings.