Garrett E. Moran, PhD
Associate Director of Services and Policy Innovation, Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute; Professor, Health Policy, Leadership, and Management, School of Public Health; Professor, Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, School of Medicine
Garrett E. Moran is a clinical psychologist, a former State commissioner for behavioral health, and has nearly 45 years of experience in behavioral health care services research and implementation. He is the Associate Director of Services and Policy Innovation at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and a Professor of Health Policy in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University. His primary role is to provide leadership to efforts to address the opioid and addiction epidemic in the State. Dr. Moran is principal investigator (PI) for WVU on the State Opioid Response Grant Professional Development project, charged with enhancing the knowledge base and relevant skills of those in the educational pipeline and professionals practicing throughout West Virginia. He is also PI for a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that is to develop strategies and a plan to improve the availability and quality of services for Medicaid enrollees with mental or substance use disorders. In addition, Dr. Moran is the PI and previously served as project director for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-supported Academy for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care. In that role he provided leadership for technical assistance efforts to AHRQ grantees working to implement medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in rural areas of five states. Before returning to WVU in 2018, Dr. Moran was the primary author of an AHRQ report, “Implementing MAT for OUD in Rural Primary Care: An Environmental Scan.” He also completed a study of the “Optimal Utilization of Psychosocial Support in Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder” for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services. His major areas of substantive expertise include public policy and financing issues related to people with substance use or mental disorders, integrated health care delivery, and health information technology.​