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Barbara D. Estrada MS

Barbara D. Estrada MS
Position:Region:North America
Biographical Information:Barbara D. Estrada, M.S., is the GAIN Senior Clinical and Evaluation Consultant for Chestnut Health Systems. In her position at Chestnut she develops products and training services related to using the GAIN for program evaluation and program planning and assists in the development of products, presentations and training services related to the clinical interpretation of the GAIN. Barbara has achieved GAIN National Trainer certification and GAIN Advanced Clinical Interpretation certification. She received her MS in Business and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona in 1993. Over the past 19 years Ms. Estrada has been involved in the field of substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and mental health among diverse populations with a focus on the development, implementation, management, evaluation, and quality assurance of behavioral health interventions and research programs. Ms. Estrada is also the President and Owner of Impact Consultants, Inc., a consulting corporation that she began in 1994. Impact Consultants, Inc provides technical services such as program development, grant writing and evaluation; information systems development and management; and capacity building to community based organizations. Her current areas of interest are psychosocial and behavioral aspects of HIV/ AIDS, mental health and substance abuse; minority populations, disabilities and universal accessibility; program evaluation and research methods; biostatistics and data analysis; and organizational capacity building.
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