Jake Samora is a Research Associate at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work’s Addiction Research Institute . He received his BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and MA in psychology from Boston University. Jake’s background is in clinical psychology, with a focus on the intersection of psychopathology and addiction. His research interests center around bridging gaps between community-based harm reduction efforts and existing systems for addiction treatment towards developing interdisciplinary interventions for people who use drugs.