Alicia Sparks

Senior Principal, Synergy Enterprises

Alicia Sparks has more than 10 years’ experience at the nexus of policy and behavioral health research—including designing, implementing, and evaluating studies, programs, and policies—with a particular focus on systems-level change to prevent alcohol misuse and related harms. She has led the development of numerous publications intended for broad public dissemination including comprehensive guides on various substance use and mental health topics for community coalitions; the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health; and over a dozen peer-reviewed manuscripts. She received her PhD in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her MPH from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In her (very limited) spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband, daughter, and dog, and traveling as much of the world as possible.