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CARES 2022 Awards



Assessment of Correctional Center Educational Needs to Promote Treatment with Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (Project ACCEPT-MOUD)

Principal Investigator:

  • Brook W. Kearley, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work, Institute for Innovation and Implementation

Co-Investigator:

  • Annabelle M. Belcher, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction Research and Treatment

Additional Investigator:

  • Alexandra Wimberly, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Project Description:

This qualitative study will assess potential barriers to staff acceptability of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs in detention centers. Study aims include: A1a. Assess staff acceptance of soon-to-be-implemented MOUD programs at four geographically diverse Maryland jails; A1b: Assess for types of stigmas held by these staff, including (1) perceptions of MOUD efficacy, (2) attitudes towards MOUD, and (3) stigma against people who use opioids (PWUO); A2. Assess any differences in perceptions and attitudes towards MOUD and PWUO between various levels of staff in these detention center settings (leadership, line officer, health/medical, discharge coordination staff) across the sites; and A3. Assess the feasibility of a staff-tailored training intervention designed to address barriers to MOUD acceptability.

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Community-Based Participatory Research Methods in the Development of a Systems of Care for Substance Using Latino Immigrants in Baltimore: A Phase I CBPR Pilot Study

Principal Investigator

  • Nalini Negi, Ph.D., MSW, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Co-Principal Investigators

  • Wendy Camelo Castillo, MD MSc Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

  • Fernando Wagner, Sc.D., MPH, Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

Project Description:

Latinos who are mostly foreign-born and monolingual are among the fastest-growing groups in Baltimore. With CARES funding, we will gather important Phase I pilot data for an NIH R01 proposal to implement a larger research program to build an integrated system of care for under-insured or uninsurable substance-using Latino im/migrants (LM). Using Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) principles, six focus groups with LM and six with behavioral health specialists (BHS) will be conducted to elucidate barriers and facilitators to SUD services in Baltimore. Next, a Community Advisory Board (CAB) consisting of LM and BHS will co-initiate the building of a “system of care” approach for substance using underinsured, and uninsurable Latino immigrants in Baltimore. This application represents an important step toward decreasing health disparities among an extremely vulnerable and underserved population, Latino immigrants.


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Social Work Assistance and Stipends for Housing (SASH): Improving Outcomes for Homeless Patients Receiving Methadone for Opioid Use Disorder

Principal Investigators:

  • Charles Callahan, DO, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

  • Aaron D. Greenblatt, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland Department of Family and Community Medicine

  • Samuel B. Little, Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work

  • Max Spaderna, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry

Project Description:

Providing permanent housing benefits homeless individuals with opioid use disorder, but this is often difficult to provide, The Social Work Assistance and Stipends for Housing (SASH) study will give six months of housing stipends that can be used for a broad range of temporary housing options to homeless individuals receiving methadone for opioid use disorder treatment. These stipends will be accompanied by 12 months of Social Work assistance aimed at finding permanent housing for the participants. The purpose of SASH is to determine whether these interventions will improve outcomes for housing, quality of life, opioid use disorder, and methadone treatment.


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