Pia M Mauro

Pia M. Mauro, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She is the Course Director of Epidemiologic Challenges in Substance Use Research (P9415), and the academic coordinator of the NIDA T32 Substance Abuse Epidemiology Training Program. She is a member of the Substance Use Epidemiology Unit in the Department of Epidemiology, and a faculty mentor in the IMSD program at Columbia. Dr. Mauro focuses on substance use epidemiology, particularly individual- and structural-level drivers of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment access and utilization. In 2018, she received a K01 Career Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse entitled, “Multi-level associations between medical marijuana laws and substance use disorder treatment.” She is interested in health equity, policy, and working with marginalized populations, including people who use drugs, adolescents in drug courts, and people from racial or ethnic minority groups. Dr. Mauro completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Substance Abuse Epidemiology Training Program at Columbia University and obtained a PhD from the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Research Interests

Built Environment
Harm Reduction
Health Inequities
Immigrant Health
Key Populations
LGBT Populations
Policy (policies)
Social Determinants
Social Policy
Urban Equity
Urban Health
Substance Use
Mental Health


Administrative Data (state or national)
National Survey on Drug Use and Health
National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions
Treatment Episode Data Set
National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services
Health and Retirement Study