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Addiction Health Services Research Conference



The following are materials from the annual Addiction Health Services Research Conference held at George Mason University, October 3-5, 2011.


Breakout Sessions Presentations

      Tuesday, October 4 Sessons: 1; 2; 3; 4

      Wednesday, October 5 Sessons: 5; 6

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Timothy Baker, PhD

Timothy Baker is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. He has been Director of Research at UW-CTRI since its inception in 1992. In 2008, the National Cancer Institute awarded Baker a five-year, $860,000 career scientist award.


Baker is the Principal Investigator on a Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research (TTURC) grant which began in 2004 and concentrates on tobacco-dependence treatment and outcomes. In these studies, various pharmacotherapies are being examined head-to-head in two large treatment studies. The research is comparing the efficacy and effectiveness of five different pharmacotherapies as well as the effects of various treatments in primary care clinics. The UW-TTURC researchers are not only looking at the effects of treatment on smoking cessation, but will also determine how quitting affects the person's physical health, mental health, quality of life and social interactions. In addition, researchers are exploring the genetics of nicotine dependence and treatment response.

Baker served as the senior scientist on the panel that produced the United States Public Health Service Clinical Practice Guideline: Treating Tobbacco Use and Dependence in 2008. This document provides a gold standard for healthcare providers.


Baker has recently published studies on:

  • The genetics of nicotine dependence.
  • Smoking withdrawal.
  • Gender differences in smoking cessation.
  • Treating tobacco use and dependence.

He is particularly interested in motivational factors in addiction and has published multiple papers on that subject. The former Editor of The Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Baker is a recipient of the James McKeen Cattell Awardfrom the American Psychological Society.


Baker received his bachelors degree from the University of California and his masters and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Utah.

Maxine Stitzer, PhD
Maxine Stitzer, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her research portfolio is broadly focused on both pharmacologic and behavioral approaches to the treatment of substance abuse and includes research on both illicit drug abuse and tobacco dependence. 

Dr Stitzer has published more than 200 scientific papers, and has received several awards acknowledging her research contributions in substance abuse. Her work on tobacco dependence has included studies of withdrawal, craving, and the impact of early abstinence smoking exposure (lapses) on subsequent relapse behavior. 

Her research has also contributed to development of nicotine replacement products and to new behavior therapy approaches using contingency management. She was a member of the AHCQR Smoking Cessation Guideline panel. She is also a charter member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco and has served as president of that organization.
Mark Lipsey, PhD

Mark Lipsey's professional interests are in the areas of public policy, program evaluation research, social intervention, field research methodology, and research synthesis (meta-analysis). The topics of his recent research have been risk and intervention for juvenile delinquency and substance use, early childhood education programs, and issues of methodological quality in program evaluation research.


Professor Lipsey serves on the editorial boards of Evaluation and Program Planning, Psychological Bulletin, the Journal of Experimental Criminology, and the American Journal of Community Psychology, and boards or committees of, among others, the National Research Council, the Department of Education What Works Clearinghouse, Campbell Collaboration, and Blueprints for Violence Prevention. He is a recipient of the American Evaluation Association's Paul Lazarsfeld Award, the Society of Prevention Research's Nan Tobler Award, a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, and co-author of the program evaluation textbook, Evaluation: A Systematic Approach and the meta-analysis primer, Practical Meta-Analysis.

Michael Dennis, PhD

Dr. Michael L. Dennis is a Senior Research Psychologist and the Director of the Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN) Coordinating Center at Chestnut Health Systems in Bloomington IL. He was the was the coordinating center principal investigator (PI) of the largest adolescent treatment experiment to date, the Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT) study. Over the past decade he has been coordinating center director or co-PI of over a dozen other adolescent treatment experiments and grant programs funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Dr. Dennis is currently chair of the Society for Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (SASATE) and is a past chair of the Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness (JMATE). He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles,chapters, manuals, or monographs, and other kinds of technical reports, edited several special journal issues on adolescent and adult substance abuse treatment, has or is serving on multiple journal editorial boards and grant review groups.

Dr. Dennis is the primary developer of the GAIN - a standardized biopsychosocial to help make clinical decisions about diagnosis, placement, and treatment planning - that is designed as a key piece of infrastructure to bridge the gap between clinical research and moving practice towards evidenced based practice. Under his direction, the GAIN Coordinating Center has provided training and support to use it for over 500 adolescent and adult research studies, demonstration grants, states, and agencies through out the U.S., Canada and Mexico (see ). He received his Doctorate in Psychology from Northwestern University under fellowships to improve the quality of community based research from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and Rockefeller foundation. Dr. Dennis recently received JMATE's 2006 Award for Research to Evidenced Based Practice and a 2004 MERIT award from NIDA to extend his work on managing substance use a chronic condition.

Wilson Compton, PhD
Dr. Compton is the Director of the Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Prior to joining NIDA, Dr. Compton was Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Master in Psychiatric Epidemiology Program at Washington University in Saint Louis as well as Medical Director of Addiction Services at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis. Dr. Compton received his undergraduate education from Amherst College. He attended medical school and completed his residency training in psychiatry at Washington University. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society as well as numerous professional organizations. He has been the principal or co-principal of multiple federally funded grants focusing on the epidemiology of drug abuse, HIV prevention and co-occurring mental and drug use disorders. In these areas of research, Dr. Compton has authored over 90 articles and chapters, and several diagnostic interviews.
  Plenary Presenations

Tuesday, October 4


Baker, Timothy.  “Design strategies to enhance the efficiency of clinical research in smoking cessation trials"


Stitzer, Maxine. "Incentives in Health Care: Taking the Concept to Scale”.
Lipsey, Mark, Tanner-Smith, Emily E., & Wilson, Sandra J. “Treatment for Adolescent Substance Use Disorders: What Works?”.
Dennis, Michael. “Discussion and Implications of Lipsey et al.’s ‘What Works?’”.
Compton III., Wilson. “Health Care Reform:  Opportunities for System Improvement and Research”.
Smith, Rush. "Bias against Research-Based Approaches to Therapy Mediates the Relationship between Perceptions of CTN Protocol Involvement and Emotional Exhaustion in Substance Abuse Counselors".
Hartje, Joyce A. "Assessing the need for teaching juvenile and family court judges about the neuroscience of addiction: Implications for influencing dispositional decisions in juvenile court".
Hajjar, Lauren M. "Determinants of Property Crime Charges".
Swogger, Marc T. "Harmful Alcohol Use Moderates the Relationship between Proactive Aggression and Suicide Attempts among Criminal Offenders".
Williams, Emily C. "Results of Alcohol Screening Administered via Telephone and Web among Two HIV-Positive Samples".
Ryan, Marian. "Alcohol Consumption among Older Adults with Chronic Medical Conditions".
Bradley, Katherine A. "The Design of a Collaborative Care Intervention for Primary Care Patients with Alcohol Use Disorders:  Considering Healthier drinking Options In Collaborative CarE (The CHOICE Trial)".
Hoggatt, Katherine J. "Alcohol misuse and mental health care utilization in women Veterans".
Abraham, Amanda. "Adoption of Rapid HIV Testing in SUD Treatment Programs".
Bartholomew, Norma G., Joe, George W. , Rowan-Szal, Grace A., Lehman, Wayne E. K., Yang, Yang. "Pre-intervention HIV Risky Behavior as a Factor in the Effectiveness of Waysafe".
Wright, Patricia B. & Boozeman, Fay W. "If You Build It, They Still Won't Come: Individual and Social Factors to HIV Testing Among Rural African American Cocaine Users".
Adams, Leah, Stuewig, Jeff, & Tangney, June. "HIV Risk Behaviors and Perceptions of Susceptibility to HIV/AIDS Among Jail Inmate".
Knight, Danica K. "Adapting the TCU Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment (CEST) for Adolescents".
Landrum, Brittany. "Assessing Adolescent Perceptions around Drug Use Norms".
Becan, Jennifer Edwards, Knight, Danica K., Landrum, Brittany, Crawley, Rachel, Rowan-Szal, Grace, & Flynn, Patrick. "Thinking Patterns Among Adolescents in Residential Substance Abuse Treatment".
Pankow, Jennifer, Cherry, Aaron, Gould, Michele, & Knight, Kevin. "Current Medication-Assisted Treatment Practices and Perceived Barriers in Midwestern United States Community Corrections".
Mitchell, ShannonGwin. "Outpatient Buprenorphine Treatment and 3-Month Reductions in DSM-IV Opioid and Cocaine Dependence among African Americans".
Gordon, Michael S. "Crime Severity, Frequency and Variety of Prisoners Participating in Methadone/Buprenorphine Clinical Trials".
Gryczynski, Jan. "Short-term impact of publicly funded outpatient buprenorphine treatment on quality of life".
Kelly, Sharon M. "Therapeutic alliance among interim and usual care methadone patients ".
Schwartz, Robert P. "Entry into methadone treatment via interim maintenance: 12- month outcomes".
Roget, Nancy A. "Decreasing stigmatizing attitudes about substance abuse among university undergraduate criminal justice students: Implications for preparing future professionals".
Chaple, Michael. "The Therapeutic Education System: Effectiveness of a Computer-Delivered Psychosocial Treatment for Offenders with Substance Use Disorders 3-Month Outcomes".
Burgdorf, James. "A break-even and cost-benefit analysis of a voluntary school-based drug prevention program".
Paddock, Susan M. "Modeling Longitudinal Post-treatment Client Outcomes from Open-enrollment Therapy Groups "
Rowan-Szal, Grace A., Joe, George W., Bartholomew, Norma G., Yang, Yang, & Lehman, Wayne E.K. "Implementation of a Disease Risk Reduction Intervention for Women Offenders in Residential Substance Abuse Treatment".
Garnick, Deborah W. "Substance abuse treatment engagement and arrests – A multi-state study".
Larson, Mary Jo, Larson, MJ, Peller, AJ, Mohr, BA, Grayton, C & Jeffery D. "Reliance on Psychotropic medication treatment in military children during parent's deployment".
Jitnarin, Nattinee. "Predictors of Smokeless Tobacco in Fire Service ".
Brown, Randall. "Assistant District Attorney Decision Making When Referring to Jail Diversion Programs".
Godley, Susan H. "Sustainment of EBTs after federal funding for implementation".
Watson, Dennis, Wagner, Dana E. "Understanding a Model for Housing Active Substance Users: Creation and Validation of a Housing First Fidelity Tool".
Rasplica, Caitlin. "Systems Infrastructure and an Evidence-Based Practice Mandate: Program Director and Stakeholder Perspectives".
Luridgren, Lena. "Barriers to implementation of evidence-based addiction treatment: A national study ".
Mangrum, Laurel. "The Effects of Participating in the Louisiana Access to Recovery (ATR) Program on Addiction Treatment Outcomes".
Claus, Ron. "Implementation of Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders:  A Qualitative Analysis".
Lehman, Wayne E.K. "Treatment engagement and outcomes in Waysafe, a disease risk reduction intervention for offenders".
Neighbors, Charles. "Care Management for High-Cost Addictions Treatment Clients: Challenges of Defining Targeted Population".
Henderson, Craig. "Integrative Data Analysis of Gender and Ethnic Differences in MDFT RCTs".
Torres, Maria. "Focusing on the Addiction Treatment Workforce: A survey of program directors and clinical staff at outpatient substance abuse treatment programs in Massachusetts".
Morgenstern, Jon. "Care Management for Substance Dependent TANF Women: Impact on Healthcare Utilization and Costs".
Hepner, Kimberly A. "Effectiveness of Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Clients: One-Year Follow-Up".
Friedmann, Peter D. "Modified Directly Observed Therapy for Hepatitis C among IDUs".
Garnick, Deborah W. "Substance abuse treatment engagement and arrests – A multi-state study".
Griffin, Beth Ann. "Assessing the Sensitivity of Treatment Effect Estimates to Differential Follow-Up Rates: Implications for Translational Research".
McCaffrey, Daniel. "Using Generalized Boosted Models for Propensity Score Estimation for Multinomial Treatments".
Sparks, Taylor E. "Turning Tragedy into Meaning: An Examination of the Impact of Patient Death on Substance Abuse Counselor Attitudes toward Work and Life".
Larson, Mary Jo, Adams, Rachel Sayko, Funk, Wendy, Hopkins, Laura, Mohr, Beth A., & Merrick, Elizabeth L. "Military Lifetime Behavioral Health Utilization in a Cohort of Deployed Army Service Members by Substance Abuse and Non-Substance Abuse Groups".
Eby, Lillian T., Rothrauff-Laschober, Tanja, & Sauer, Julia. "The relationship between perceptions of organizational functioning and voluntary turnover: A longitudinal investigation".
Holt, Francis X. "Consumer and Gatekeeper Motivation and Behavior in a Treatment System with Constrained Access: False-Positive Self-Reporting at a Massachusetts Detox Facility".
Smith, Brenda D. & Lui, Junqing. "Social Ties and Treatment Practices:  Does Cohesiveness Promote Tradition and Hinder Change?".
Wooten, Nikki R., Funk, Wendy, Adams, Rachel Sayko, Hopkins, Laura, Larson, Mary Jo. "Gender differences in behavioral health utilization in Active Duty Army service members".
Padwa, Howard. "Process Improvement to Increase SUD Service Utilization at a Community Health Center".
Dunn, Kelly, Defulio, Anthony, Everly, jeffrey, Donlin, Wendy, Umbricht, Annie, Fingerhood, Michael, Bigelow, George, & Silverman, Kenneth. "An employment-based reinforcement intervention to promote adherence to oral naltrexone within unemployed injection drug users: intervention and 6-month follow-up".
Choi, Sam. "Predictors of Residential Treatment Retention among Individuals with Co-Occurring Substance and Mental Disorders".
O'Brien, Lauren. "The Adoption of Tablet Naltrexone: A Neo-institutional Analysis".
Spear, Suzanne. "Substance Abuse Treatment Programs: An Interorganizational Perspective".
Nightingale, Vienna, Witt, Edward, Stuewig, Jeffrey, & Tangney, June. "Characteristics of Borderline Personality Disorder and their Differing Associations with Sexual Behavior".
Malouf, Elizabeth, Stuewig, Jeff, Tangney, June. "Association with Substance-Using Friends Mediates the Link Between Inmates’ Self Control and Changes in Substance Abuse from Pre- to Post-Release".
Westermeyer, Dane, Witt, Edward, Stuewig, Jeffrey, Tangney, June. "The Relationship Between Gratitude and Substance Dependence in an Incarcerated Sample".
Watson, Carolyn, Murphy, Amy, Ainsworth, Stephanie, & Taxman, Faye. "What Works, For Whom, and Where? Evidence Mapping to Advance Justice Practice".
Ramos, Kara, Yokell, Mike, & Zaller, Nickolas. "A Meta-Analysis of HIV Prevention Interventions".
Jones, Michelle A. "Improving Outcomes Via Organizational Culture".
Lerch, Jennifer. "Multidisciplinary Reentry Models to Improve Outcomes".
Wooditch, Alese, Nelson, Matthew S. "What Works in Sex Offender Treatment".
Hines, Terri, Ainsworth, Stephanie, Gross, Eric & Snead, Rebecca. "Meta-Analyses of Risk Assessment Validation Studies".
Announcement:  Call for papers at the Annual Forum on Drug Policy, held April 13, 2012 at Roosevelt University. Conference planners are seeking proposals examining aspects of the health implications of drug policy from around the world. Details are available here: PDF

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