Sheila P. Vakharia

    Dr. Sheila Vakharia is the policy manager for the Office of Academic Engagement at the Drug Policy Alliance, where she works to help bridge the research and policy divide. She was previously an assistant professor in the department of Social Work at LIU’s Brooklyn campus and has worked as a clinical social worker in both traditional abstinence-based and harm reduction treatment settings. Sheila is a member of the board of directors of The Influence Foundation, which operates Filter.