Michelle Salinardi, MPH
Michelle is the research program manager at ARG. She holds an advanced degree in public administration (MPA) from the University of New Haven. Michelle has spent her career working in an administrative, research, quality management, and clinical capacity with those suffering from mental illness and addiction issues. She has over 25 years of management experience which includes her roles as a program manager for several Public Health Institute programs including the Behavioral Health and Research Studies program, Center to Advance Community Health and Equity (CACHE) and Communities Rise Together (RISE). She has also served as a research manager for the Stroke Sciences Group, University of California, San Francisco, operations manager of the Addiction and Pharmacology Research Laboratory (APRL) at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, and her direction of the dual diagnosis residential and day treatment program at the Hines VA Hospital. Michelle also has extensive experience as a quality management analyst for the hospital-based inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse programs at West Haven VA Hospital. She is well-versed in program operations, good clinical practices, and managing National Institute of Health (NIH) and industry sponsored single- and multi-site clinical and pharmacology trials and has co-authored papers in both addiction and psychiatry.