Beyond Jacobson & Truax: Modern Methods for Estimating Clinically Significant Change

Antonio Morgan-Lopez, PhD | January 16, 2024: In the majority of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) the focus is on differences in the average change over time on outcomes across intervention conditions, with variation in individual trajectories often treated as nuisance. In contrast, a primary focus on inferences regarding the improvement (or worsening) of individual participants…

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Adapting to the Fentanyl Epidemic: Implications for Translation of a Multi-Component Intervention and RCT in the Emergency Department and Real World Lessons from an Implementation Practitioner

Lauren K. Whiteside, MD, MS | November 14, 2023: The opioid epidemic is rapidly evolving with the proliferation of nonpharmaceutical fentanyl. Simultaneously, researchers, public health officials, and clinicians are working to develop and implement interventions to improve clinical care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). The Emergency Department Longitudinal Integrated Care (ED-LINC) randomized clinical…

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Fernanda S. Rossi, PhD

Fernanda S. Rossi, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Indiana University and completed her clinical psychology predoctoral internship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). She then…

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Tanya C. Saraiya, PhD

Tanya C. Saraiya, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University in the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Prior to Rutgers, she received her Ph.D in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and completed…

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Andrea Jakubowski, MD, MS

Andrea Jakubowski, MD, MS, is a general internist, addiction medicine specialist, and clinician researcher in the Montefiore Medical Center-Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Jakubowski provides low-threshold buprenorphine treatment in a syringe services program (SSP), opioid use disorder treatment in an opioid treatment program, and cares for patients on a hospital addiction consult service. Dr.…

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Berkeley Franz, PhD

Berkeley Franz, PhD, is a medical sociologist and health services researcher whose research and teaching focus on health disparities and substance use. Dr. Franz is currently Associate Professor of Community-based Health at the Ohio, University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Athens, Ohio and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, D.O. Endowed Faculty Fellow in…

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Brittany Bryant, DSW, LISW-CP

Brittany Bryant, DSW, LISW-CP, is a well-known clinician and Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to her faculty appointment at MUSC, Dr. Bryant is also a K23 and LEAD Scholar where she serves as a visiting faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Bryant’s research interests include…

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Ekaterina Burduli, PhD, MS

Ekaterina Burduli, PhD, MS, is an assistant professor in the College of Nursing at Washington State University, Spokane. Her research focuses on the birth outcomes of women who use substances during pregnancy and their infants and the development and implementation of novel interventions for perinatal women with substance use disorders. Dr. Burduli has over 40…

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