Links to Other Centers
NIDA-Funded Social Work Infrastructure Development Programs
Information has been adapted from Center websites and CRISP retrieval (www.nih.gov).
- The Comorbidity and Addictions Center
- Center for Intervention and Prevention Research on HIV and Drug Abuse
- Substance Abuse Research Development Program for Underserved Populations
- Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Consortium
- Dual Disorders Research Program
- Jane Addams Substance Abuse Research Collaboration
The Comorbidity and Addictions Center
Multi-sector addiction interventions for underserved populations with comorbid mental health and HIV risk problems.
The mission of the Comorbidity and Addictions Center (CAC) is to increase knowledge related to multisector addictions interventions for underserved populations with comorbid mental health and HIV risk problems.
The CAC, housed at the GWB School of Social Work, is the first social work research development center funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The research agenda of the center includes:
- The delivery or coordination of multisector addiction services to underserved populations with comorbid mental health and HIV risk problems.
- The evaluation of addictions prevention and treatment programs in underserved populations with comorbid mental health and HIV risk problems.
- The costs and burdens of addictions and comorbidity services from different sectors (alcohol and drug, mental health, primary case, social services, juvenile justice education, and informal) and their relationships to service use and outcomes.
Arlene Rubin Stiffman, PhD
Campus Box 1196
One Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314-935-8386 Fax: 314-935-7508 firstname.lastname@example.org
Center for Intervention and Prevention Research on HIV and Drug Abuse
Drug abuse and HIV/AIDS intervention and prevention research. The Center’s mission is to advance intervention and prevention research on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse by training the next cadre of social work researchers in the development, testing, and dissemination of empirically-validated intervention and prevention approaches that address contemporary social problems. While focusing on HIV/AIDS and drug use, the center’s research program also recognizes and addresses a range of co-morbid issues found in urban communities. Currently, scientific activities are examining: HIV/AIDS, Drug Abuse, Violence, Health & Mental Health.
Nabila El-Bassel, DSW
Columbia University School of Social Work
The Interchurch Center, Suite 184
275 Riverside Dr. New York, NY 10114
Phone: (212) 870-2047 Fax: (212) 870-2930 email@example.com
Substance Abuse Research Development Program for Underserved Populations
Substance abuse among underserved populations and factors at the individual, family, organizational, societal, and cultural level that influence substance abuse and treatment.
The Substance Abuse Research Development Program is the third program in the country to be funded as part of a NIDA initiative to stimulate the development of federally funded Social Work research on substance abuse. The Research Program focuses specifically upon substance abuse among underserved populations (particularly African-Americans and Mexican-Americans) and emphasizes factors at the individual, family, organizational, societal, and cultural level that influence substance abuse and substance abuse treatment. Two pilot projects have already been approved as part of the Program.
- Examining factors related to adherence to anti-retroviral therapy between HIV+ African-American and Mexican American substance abusers.
- Examining treatment retention among Anglo, African American and Mexican American substance abusing juvenile offenders.
- Pilot projects involving spirituality in faith-based substance abuse treatment, substance abuse among gays and lesbians, and brief interventions for minority substance abusers are being developed.
James Alan Neff, PhD MPH
Center for Social Work Research
School of Social Work University of Texas at Austin
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712-1203
Phone: 512-471-8627 Fax: 512-471-9514 JNeff@mail.utexas.edu
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Consortium
Multi-disciplinary, community-based social work research on drug use prevention and services for families and youth.
The purpose of the Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Consortium (SIRC) is to conduct multi-disciplinary community-based social work research on family and youth drug use prevention and services under two priority areas:
- Culturally-grounded drug use prevention, and
- Culturally responsive and resiliency-focused drug abuse services research.
The Center is to study the relationship between drug use and the strengths, competencies, and other protective factors buffering against drug use and risk processes of families and youth. It is developed to be inclusive of and responsive to the research needs and priorities identified by community-based social workers, and to work in partnership with them throughout the research, dissemination, and skill building processes in a reciprocal manner. The consortium strengthens the institutional infrastructure of the School of Social Work by enhancing the capacity of its faculty members and social workers in the community to design, develop and implement drug abuse prevention and services research in partnership with the social work community outside the university and with colleagues from other disciplines within the University.
Flavio Marsiglia, PhD
Southwest Interdisciplinary Research Consortium
School of Social Work, College of Public Programs
Arizona State University
PO Box 873711,
Tempe, Arizona 85287-3711
Phone: 480-965-4699 Fax: 480-727-6058 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dual Disorders Research Program
The Dual Disorders Research Program will support a multidisciplinary study team to address the theme of facilitators and barriers to treatment in individuals with dual diagnoses (co-existing drug abuse and mental disorders).
The Program, part of the Center on Substance Abuse and Mental Illness at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will link Mandel School’s and the School of Medicine’s faculty with national experts to:
- Establish research on treatment barriers/facilitators in dual diagnosed individuals and their families.
- Generate pilot research and ensuing RO1 proposals in the identified core areas.
- Promote educational experiences for faculty.
- Produce a special issue of the Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions on the topic of dual diagnoses.
Center on Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106-7164
Jane Addams Substance Abuse Research Collaboration
Jane Addams College of Social Work
University of Illinois-Chicago
1040 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7134
Funded in 2003, this new program at the University of Illinois Chicago will study the impact of drugs and the societal response to drugs on women and their children to provide a fuller understanding of the link between substance abuse, criminal justice, and women
The specific aims of this are:
- Develop a community-based, multidisciplinary substance abuse research program focused on the confluence of substance abuse, criminal justice, and women;
- Provide an organizational focus which will support multi-disciplinary teams pairing senior faculty, junior faculty, and research assistants in pilot research efforts in the core area
- Increase active collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC), BRASS/HRDI, and other substance abuse providers to enhance the generation of practitioner-useful research, consistent with the mission of the Jane Addams College of Social Work;
- Promote culturally competent and practice-useful substance abuse research through a Minority Researcher Development Program and a Community Scholar Program;
- Utilize an Advisory Panel consisting of providers, consumers, and senior researchers to provide conceptual guidance and specific expertise, critique research proposals, and identify applications for research; and,
- Support professional development plans, including multidisciplinary research seminars, conferences, technical assistance, and broad exposure to substance abuse research culture in order to prepare social work faculty to become fully collaborative and independent substance abuse researchers, and make pragmatic and distinguished contributions to the substance abuse field.