Ekaterina (Kate) Pivovarova, PhD

Assistant Professor, UMass Chan

Ekaterina Pivovarova

Ekaterina (Kate) Pivovarova, PhD is a Faculty member working in the CoE. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Chan Medical School. Dr. Pivovarova’s primary research focus is on developing and improving access to and retention in addiction treatment for individuals with legal involvement. She is the recipient of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Career Development Award to examine an organizational linkage intervention to increase collaboration between drug courts and community-based providers of medications for opioid use disorders (MOUD). She also serves as a co-investigator on a multi-site NIDA study that evaluates the implementation of MOUD in Massachusetts jails. Dr. Pivovarova is also a licensed clinical psychologist and has previously worked as a Court Clinician and a Designated Forensic Professional.