Karen Amichia joined the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital in September 2019 as a Research Coordinator. She transitioned into the role of Community Health Educator in May 2021. She contributes to the development of grant proposals for capacity building and outreach activities, works with capacity building specialists at the Division to create and execute plans to increase awareness of addiction-related health issues across New England, and conducts in-person and multi-media trainings for health providers and community groups. Ms. Amichia supports Cambridge Health Alliance Readiness for Gambling Expansion (CHARGE) initiative activities and is a content manager and writer for The BASIS (The Brief Addiction Science Information Source) research blog. She is involved in several grant-funded projects.

Ms. Amichia graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biopsychology from Tufts University in 2019. She is a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling candidate at Regis College.

Current Projects

Building Cultures of Recovery in Tribal Nations (NARCH X)

Dissemination, Training, & Strategic Consulting for Responsible Online Gaming & Gambling Activities

Statewide Capacity Building and Technical Assistance for Problem Gambling Treatment Services