ISAP Researchers' Profiles

Kira Jeter, M.P.H.

Kira Jeter, M.P.H, Staff Research Associate III, is a project director at UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. For the past several years, she has been responsible for managing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of multiple substance abuse and mental health treatment programs for homeless and justice involved individuals. These include an outpatient program evaluation to increase access to integrated alcohol and other drug abuse treatment and HIV services for women offenders; a program that offers individually tailored residential substance abuse treatment planning as an alternative to incarceration; and a project designed to strengthen and improve the comprehensive treatment system for chronically homeless persons who have multiple chronic conditions  and who are the most difficult to engage into treatment services. Additionally, she provides technical assistance on a variety of topics such as data collection, evidence-based practices, project management, and building collaborative partnerships with community-based organizations.

Education and Training

  • Holy Names University, Oakland, B.A., 1999, Psychology/Biology

  • The George Washington University, District of Columbia, M.P.H., 2004, Public Health


Contact Info

Kira Jeter, MPH
UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs
David Geffen School of Medicine
Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
11075 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Office: 310-312-0538
Fax: 310-268-9374

Selected Publications

  1. Herbeck, D. M., Jeter, K. E., Cousins, S. J., Abdelmaksoud, R., & Crèvecoeur-MacPhail, D. (2016). Gender differences in treatment and clinical characteristics among patients receiving extended release naltrexone. Journal of addictive diseases, 35(4), 305-314.
  2. Messina, N., Jeter, K., Marinelli-Casey, P., West, K., & Rawson, R. (2014). Children exposed to methamphetamine use and manufacture. Child abuse & neglect, 38(11), 1872-1883.
  3. Messina, N., & Jeter, K. (2012). Parental methamphetamine use and manufacture: Child and familial outcomes. Journal of public child welfare, 6(3), 296-312.
Last updated - 10/17/2016

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