Katherine Marks is an assistant professor in the Department of Behavioral Science in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She also serves as the Project Director of the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort, which includes the SAMHSA-funded State Targeted Response and State Opioid Response grants awarded to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. Dr. Marks’ research focuses on behavioral health recovery, implementation of evidence-based interventions into community systems, and building recovery-oriented systems of care.
Marks serves as the liaison between the University of Kentucky and the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to ensure seamless communication between the scientific team and the state, to identify new opportunities for leveraging additional state funds, federal funds, and state initiatives such as the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort. She will work in close coordination with Secretary Adam Meier to implement practices, policies, organization, and systems integration that support the project infrastructure.