Sabrina Avripas is a senior research director in NORC's Public Health Research department. Her research focuses on sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, and mental health/substance use. With training and experience in clinical social work and public health research using a variety of methods, Avripas' draws on her interdisciplinary experience for studying hard to reach, vulnerable populations including sexual and gender minority youth, refugee, and immigrant women.
She currently serves as project manager for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention study Developing Tools for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth and data collection projects involving understanding the reproductive health needs of underserved populations. She has also contributed to the Survey of Today's Adolescent Relationships and Transitions, National Immunization Survey, the Redesign of the National Survey of Children's Health, the HIV Open Data Project Evaluation, and the NORC suite of initiatives focused on substance abuse prevention and treatment research.
Prior to joining NORC, Avripas managed the NIDA funded National Addiction and HIV Data Archive program with the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research and served as program manager for research projects at the University of Michigan's Department of Family Medicine including NIMH sponsored community-based research partnerships and disease management interventions in primary care.