Center Staff

Mindy D’Ippolito, M.S.W./M.P.H.

Research Assistant

Mindy D’Ippolito received her M.S.W. from Boston University School of Social Work and has recently completed an M.P.H. with a concentration in social and behavioral sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. Ms. D’Ippolito has worked with adults with mental illness and substance use disorders in a variety of settings, including working as a case manager for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Her clinical focus is providing services to trauma survivors, and she recently completed an internship counseling survivors of intimate partner abuse at a local hospital. Her research interests include trauma responses and interventions, the intersection of trauma, HIV, and substance use, community preparedness for mental health services in response to violence and disasters, the implementation of evidence-based practices, and food policy. She received her BS from Juniata College.


Adorno, E., Chassler, D., D’Ippolito, M., Garte-Wolf, S., Lundgren, L., Purington, T. (In Press). Predisposing, Enabling, and Need Factors Associated with Addiction Treatment among Massachusetts Puerto Rican Drug Users. Social Work Research.

Lundgren, L., Chassler, D., Amodeo, M., D’Ippolito, M., Sullivan, L. (2012). Barriers to implementation of evidence-based addiction treatment: A national study. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 42, 231 – 238.

Amodeo, M., Lundgren, L., Cohen, A., Rose, D., Chassler, D., Beltrame, C., & D’Ippolito, M. (2011). Barriers to implementing evidence-based practices in addiction treatment programs: Comparing staff reports on Motivational Interviewing, Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach, Assertive Community Treatment, and Cognitive-behavioral Therapy. Evaluation and Program Planning, 34, 382-389.