Donna Coviello, PhD
Donna Coviello joined the Center for Mental Health in 2019 and is currently the project manager for Dr. David Mandell’s Whole Health Study evaluating a collaborative care model for patients with opioid use disorder and mental health conditions in primary care. Prior to joining the Center, she worked in the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Division at Penn where she served as the project manager for a study assessing the effectiveness of a nurse health navigator intervention for individuals with HIV and comorbid psychiatric and substance use disorders. She received pilot funding from the Penn Mental Health AIDS Research Center (PMHARC) to assess the neurocognitive functioning of individuals with HIV and substance use disorders and served as the coordinator for the PMHARC Community Advisory Board. Donna also worked at the Center for Studies of Addiction where she studied patients with opioid and cocaine use disorders that included medication trials and behavior interventions. She also evaluated an employment intervention for individuals under criminal justice supervision attending drug treatment.