PERU is dedicated to meaningful research and its contribution to a health system that facilitates a patient’s ability to achieve optimal health and well-being.

Since its founding in 2006, PERU has expanded its program development and research to four areas: substance use disorder education and research; opioid use disorder prevention, intervention, and treatment; medication adherence; and organizational health for healthcare systems. To learn more about the projects and efforts PERU conducts regarding each of these areas of research, please see our Projects and Research pages.

PERU staff are experienced in a wide range of disciplines and quantitative and qualitative methodologies to support program development, including:

  • Creating and managing database systems;
  • Coordinating qualitative studies;
  • Conducting quantitative data collection and outcomes research;
  • Conducting key informant interviews, focus groups, and follow-up studies;
  • Developing healthcare professional curricula;
  • Conducting readiness to change assessments;
  • Providing ongoing technical assistance for program sustainability;
  • Developing and implementing clinical drug and alcohol interventions; and
  • Developing and implementing community-based medication adherence interventions.