Erin Spaniol, MS, OT, MPH
Health Science Policy Analyst
Erin serves as a Health Science Policy Analyst for the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) at the National Institutes of Health. She contributes to activities related to dissemination and implementation of behavioral and social science research, and provides support to the Policy and Evaluation team. She is responsible for portfolio analyses on topic areas relevant to behavioral and social sciences, including the opioid crisis, and supports several research initiatives related to pain management and nonaddictive pain treatment through the NIH HEAL Initiative. Erin obtained her Master of Public Health from Columbia University with an emphasis on health policy and management, and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Wayne State University. Erin previously served as the Program Manager at the Institute on Disability and Public Policy focusing on global health policy and disaster risk reduction for the United Nations, and worked as a clinical therapist specializing in upper extremity prosthetics and assistive technology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and Johns Hopkins Medicine. Her research interests include nonpharmacologic therapies for a broad array of acute and chronic pain conditions, strategies for reducing health disparities through precision medicine initiatives, and health economics.