Erika Crable is a health services researcher who uses dissemination and implementation strategies to improve access to substance use treatment and harm reduction services for safety-net populations. Her research tests strategies to optimally communicate research to federal, state, and local policy actors for substance-use related policy decisions (e.g., resource allocation). Her interdisciplinary research also investigates the roles of policy and politics in achieving health equity outcomes. She is PI of a NIDA-funded K01 testing dissemination strategies to improve access to medications for opioid use disorder in Medicaid benefit arrays across the US. She is co-I of a NIDA-funded Data2Action project testing a statewide strategy to engage cross-sector decision-makers in conversations about what data are of priority to them, to develop feasible protocols for linking and disseminating data through products that they co-design, and to support data-informed decisions about substance use service expansion. In 2023, she received the Addiction Health Services Research Early Career Investigator Award. She is an alumna of the NIMH/NIDA-funded Implementation Research Institute Fellowship and the NIDA-funded Lifespan/Brown University Criminal Justice Research Training Program Fellowship. She previously worked as a health policy consultant to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, amongst other federal and state entities.