Bevin Croft, MPP, PhD.

Bevin is a Research Associate at HSRI with over ten years’ experience with behavioral health services provision, management, quality improvement, workforce development, and research. She has authored reports and peer-reviewed journal publications in the areas of peer respites and crisis alternatives, self-direction and self-determination, employment supports, psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery, co-occurring mental health and substance use issues, integration of physical and behavioral health, health reform, and state behavioral health system design and financing. Bevin is the project director of the North Dakota Behavioral Health Systems Analysis, and has served in principal roles in similar recent HSRI projects in Pierce County, Washington State and Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Bevin is also the principal investigator of a multi-state Demonstration and Evaluation of Self-Direction in Behavioral Health, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was the project director of an evaluation of the 2nd Story Peer-Run Respite program in Santa Cruz, California, one of the first peer respites in the United States. In partnership with Live and Learn, Inc. through a contract with the National Empowerment Center, Bevin provides technical assistance to peer-run organizations working to develop peer respites in their communities. Bevin holds a Master of Public Policy and a Ph.D. in Social Policy from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University as a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Fellow.