Jasmine S. Little

Jasmine S. Little

Pronouns she/her

Jasmine Little is a health researcher with expertise in studying and supporting the implementation and delivery of programs and interventions to enhance access to and quality of behavioral health and primary care services. Her research experience spans qualitative research methods and implementation science.

Currently, Little serves as the technical assistance lead for the Maternal Opioid Misuse Model, funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, aimed at developing and delivering enhanced care coordination services to people who are or recently were pregnant while experience an Opioid Use Disorder. In this role, Little works directly with awardee states to develop and implement their programs, and provide support navigating barriers and facilitators of care delivery and data collection in various settings. Little is also leading a vital component of the evaluation of the California Youth Behavioral Health Initiative (CYBHI), where she trains an evaluation team on qualitative data collection and analysis. She also leads interviews with state-level agency leaders and county department staff across behavioral health and education sectors to provide process evaluation insights to the California Health and Human Services Agency. Previously, she played a key role offering qualitative research and implementation science expertise in several mixed methods evaluations for the federal government including: Primary and Behavioral Health Integration (PBHCI), Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Plus (CPC+), and Certified Community Behavioral Health Integration (CCBHC).

Little is a doctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg American Health Initiative tackling issues related to addiction and overdose. In addition to her doctoral studies, Jasmine serves on the Initiative’s steering committee, where she helps guide the strategic direction and priorities for addressing the addiction and overdose challenges in the United States.

Little also serves as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Mercer and Burlington Counties, New Jersey. In this role, she supports the strategic mission and vision of CASA, a non-profit aimed at providing wraparound advocacy services for children and youth who were removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

Little’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Managed Care, and the American Journal of Evaluation.

  • Program Implementation
  • Program evaluation
  • Research design
Focus Area Topics
  • Health
  • Mental Health and Substance Use
  • Opioids
  • Population Health
  • Delivery System Reforms
  • State Health Policy

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