Marny Rivera joined NPC Research as a Senior Research Associate in September 2017. She has more than 10 years of experience researching and evaluating substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, problem-solving courts in Southern Oregon, the co-occurrence of substance abuse with child maltreatment, and violence against women. Dr. Rivera has worked collaboratively with nonprofit, government, criminal justice, and social service agencies and organizations and cultivated researcher-practitioner partnerships. She has conducted and managed a variety of research and evaluation projects and disseminated findings through written publications and reports, as well as presentations to local stakeholders and at professional conferences. Dr. Rivera is motivated to understand the root causes of public health problems including the impact of trauma on mental and physical health and seeks to inform public policy through the evaluation of social programs and services.
Prior to joining NPC Research, Dr. Rivera was a faculty member at the University of Alaska Anchorage (2007 to 2017) and Southern Oregon University (2001 to 2007). She has taught research methods, substance use and crime, and criminology, among other courses.
Dr. Rivera earned her Doctorate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in Criminology.
Projects, Publications, and Presentations
On this page you can access all the reports, publications, and projects relevant to specific staff and available to the public from NPC Research. In one of the fields below, enter a title, choose a type (project, publication, or presentation) from the drop-down menu, or choose a topic area from the drop-down. The results will sort automatically. Click on bold type for more information on any item of interest.
Dahlgren, J., Woodson, T., Rivera, M.S.
Alaska’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
|publication||Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts|
Rivera, M. S., & Reinitz, D.
Henu Community Wellness Court: Program Data Report
Data Report /
|publication||Community Health, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being, Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Benton County Drug Treatment Court Process and Outcome Evaluation||project||Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Clark County Washington Residential DOSA Drug Court Process, Outcome, and Cost Evaluation||project||Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Clark County Juvenile Recovery Court Process and Outcome Evaluation||project||Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Juvenile Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment|
Rivera, M. S., & Nuzzo, W.
Analysis of Alaska’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program – Awareness and Feedback Questionnaire
Portland, OR: NPC Research
|publication||Community Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Clark County STAR (Strategic Treatment Approach to Reentry) Program Evaluation: MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) and Psychosocial Services for People with Opioid Use Disorders||project||Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Clark County Sheriff, Improving Reentry for Adults with Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Program Evaluation||project||Criminal Justice, Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Palmer FIT Court Evaluation||project||Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being|
|Kenaitze, Henu’ Wellness Court Process and Outcome Evaluation||project||Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts|
|United Way Alaska, Pay for Success Outcome Evaluation||project||Community Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, Other|
|Anchorage CINA Therapeutic Court: Process and Outcome Evaluation||project||Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Early Childhood and Family Well-Being|
|A Cost-Benefit Analysis and Longitudinal Study of a Two-Track DUI Court||project||Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts|
|Clark County, WA Family Treatment Court Project Evaluation||project||Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Other|
|Policy Evaluation: Data Driven Prevention Initiative (DDPI)||project||Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Pennsylvania Treatment Courts: Process, Outcome, and Cost Evaluation||project||Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts, Substance Abuse Treatment|
|Evaluation of Noble County (IN) Smart Probation Program||project||Criminal Justice, Drug Courts/ Problem-Solving Courts|