Margaret T Lee

Scientist

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Contact

Email: mlee@brandeis.edu
Office: Heller-Brown Building 255
Phone: 781-736-3966
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Expertise

Health Services Research, Quality of Care, Performance Measures, Substance Use Disorder Treatment, Pharmacotherapy

Degrees

  • University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D.
  • CUNY Hunter College
    M.A.
  • Cuny Lehman College
    A.B.

Margaret T Lee

Scientist

Profile

Margaret T. Lee, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the Institute for Behavioral Health located within Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Her research focuses on treatment quality and performance measures for behavioral health. This work involves the development and testing of quality measures for substance use disorders and examining interventions that are associated with improvements in process or outcome measures. Dr. Lee has conducted environmental scans to identify measurement gaps, developed, and tested new measures. While working on a project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, quality measures were subsequently endorsed by the National Quality Forum. Research areas of interest include access to care, follow-up treatment, continuity of care, and improving quality of care for patients with opioid use disorders and substance use disorders in general. Currently, she is working on a project that provides technical assistance to the Ohio Department of Medicaid to develop a quality framework for medication-assisted treatment for individuals with opioid use disorders. She has worked on a NIH funded project that examined interventions that have potential for improving performance on quality measures. One project examined the effects of electronic alerts and provider incentives on treatment engagement and continuity of care rates in Washington State. A current study in collaboration with Washington State is a study of their implementation of a hub-and-spoke model for improving access to pharmacotherapy for individuals with an opioid use disorder. Other current research examines the intersection of opioid use disorder and disability services, and the feasibility testing of a patient-reported outcomes measure for opioid use disorders.

Scholarship

  • Lee, M.T. Torres, M., Brolin, M., Merrick, E.L., Ritter, G.A., Panas, L., Horgan, C.M., Lane, N., Hopwood, J.C., De Marco, N. & Gewirtz, A.. "Impact of recovery support navigators on continuity of care after detoxification." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 112. (2020): 10-16.
  • Garnick, D., Horgan, C., Mark, T.L., Lee, M., Acevedo, A., Neager, S., O’Brien, P., Hashmi, A., Marder,B. & Miller, K.. "The importance of identification when measuring performance in addiction treatment.." Substance Abuse published online, https://doi.org/10.1080/08897077.2019.1580240. (2019).
  • Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C.M., Acevedo, A., Lee, M.T., Panas, L., Ritter, G.A., & Campbell, K.. "Rural clients’ continuity into follow-up substance use disorder treatment: Impacts of travel time, incentives, and alerts." The Journal of Rural Health 0. (2019): 1–12.
  • Garnick, D.W., Horgan, C.M., Lee, M.T., Ritter, G.A., Panas, L., Bean-Mortinson, J., Campbell, K. & Acevedo, A.. "Influencing the quality of outpatient SUD care: Alerts and incentives." Counselor 20. (2019): 38-43.
  • Nicholson, J., Lee, M.T., Rao, J.. Peer Support for People With Substance Use Disorders. Issue Brief developed under the Intersecting Research On Opioid Misuse, Addiction, and Disability Services grant, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): 2019.
  • Acevedo, A, Lee, MT, Garnick, DW, Horgan, CM, Ritter, GA, Panas, L, Campbell, K, Bean-Mortinson, J.. "Agency-level financial incentives and electronic reminders to improve continuity of care after discharge from residential treatment and detoxification." Drug and Alcohol Dependence 183. (2018): 192-200.
  • Lee, MT, Acevedo, A, Garnick, DW, Horgan, CM, Panas, L, Ritter, GA, & Campbell, K.. "Impact of Agency Receipt of Incentives and Reminders on Engagement and Continuity of Care for Clients With Co-Occurring Disorders.." Psychiatric Services 69. (2018): 804-811.
  • Brolin, M, Torres, M. Hodgkin, D, Horgan, C, Lee, M, et al.. "Implementation of Client Incentives within a Recovery Navigation Program." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 72. (2017): 25-31.
  • Garnick, DW, Horgan, CM, Acevedo, A, Lee, MT, Panas, L, Ritter, GA, Campbell, K, Bean-Mortinson, J.. "Influencing quality of outpatient SUD care: Implementation of alerts and incentives in Washington State." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 82. (2017): 93-101.
  • Acevedo. A, Garnick, DW, Dunigan, R, Horgan, CM, Ritter, GA, Lee, MT, Panas, L, Campbell, K, Haberlin, K, A, Lambert-Wacey, D, Leeper, T, Reynolds, M, & Wright, D.. "Performance measures and racial/ethnic disparities in the treatment of substance use disorders." Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 76. 57-67 (2015).
  • Dunigan, R, Acevedo, A, Campbell, K, Garnick, DW, Horgan, CM, Huber, A, Lee, MT, Panas, L, & Ritter, GA.. "Engagement in outpatient substance abuse treatment and employment outcomes.." Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. 41. 1 (2014): 20-36.
  • Garnick, DW, Horgan, CM, Acevedo, A, Lee, MT, Panas, L, Ritter, GA, Dunigan, R, Bidorini, A, Campbell, K, Haberlin, K, Huber, A, Lambert-Wacey, D, Leeper, T, Reynolds, M, &Wright, D.. "Criminal Justice Outcomes after Engagement in Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment.." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46,. (2014): 295-305..
  • Lee, MT, Horgan, CM, Garnick, DW, Acevedo, A, Panas, L, Ritter, GA, Dunigan, R, Babakhanlou-Chase, H, Bidorini, A, Campbell, K, Habelin, K, Huber, A, Lambert-Wacey, D, Leeper, T, Reynolds, M.. "A performance measure for continuity of care after detoxification: Relationship with outcomes." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 47. 2 (2014): 130-139.
  • Acevedo, A., Garnick, D.W., Lee, M.T., Horgan, C.M., Ritter, G., Panas, L., Davis, S., Leeper, T., Moore, R., Reynolds, M.. "Racial/Ethnic Differences in Substance Abuse Treatment Initiation and Engagement.." Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse 11. (2012): 1-21.
  • Garnick, DW, Lee, MT, O'Brien, ML, Panas, L, Ritter, GA, Acevedo, A, Garner, BR, Funk, RR, Godley, MD.. "The Washington Circle Engagement Performance Measures' Association with Adolescent Treatment Outcomes.." Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 124. (2012): 250-258.
  • Lee, MT, Garnick, DW, O'Brien, PL, Panas, L, Ritter, GA, Acevedo, A, Garner, BR, Funk, RR, Godley, MD.. "Adolescent treatment initiation and engagement in an evidence-based practice initiative." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 42. 4 (2012): 346-355.
  • Garnick, D.W., Lee, M.T., Horgan, C., Acevedo, A, Botticelli, M., Clark, S., Davis, S., Gallati, R., Haberlin, K., Hanchett, A., Lambert –Wacey, D., Leeper, T. Siemianowski, J., Tikoo, M.. "Lessons from Five States: Public Sector Use of Washington Circle Performance Measures.." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 40. (2011): 241-254.
  • Garner, BR, Godley, MD, Funk, RR, Lee, MT, Garnick, DW.. "The Washington Circle continuity of care performance measure: Predictive validity with adolescents discharged from residential treatment.." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 38. 1 (2010): 3-11.
  • Garnick, DW, Lee, MT, Horgan, CM, Acevedo, A, and the Washington Circle Public Sector Workgroup.. "Adapting Washington Circle performance measures for public sector substance abuse treatment systems.." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 36. 3 (2009): 265-277.
  • Garnick, DW, Horgan, CM, Lee, MT., Panas, L, Ritter, GA, Davis, S, Leeper, T, Moore, R., & Reynolds, M.. "Are Washington Circle Performance Measures Associated With Decreased Criminal Activity Following Treatment?." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 33,. (2007): 341-352.
  • Lee, MT, Garnick, DW, Horgan, CM, Cavanaugh, DA.. "Constructing Adolescent Substance Abuse Performance Measures Using Administrative Data." Journal for Healthcare Quality 28. 3 (2006): 42-48,55.
  • Ritter, GA, Reif, S, Gadzuk, A, Krenzke, T, Mohadjer, L, Lee, M, Horgan, C.. "Incentive effects on cooperation rates and sample composition in the Alcohol and Drug Services Study." Journal of Economic and Social Measurement 30. (2005): 171-189.
  • Lee, MT, Garnick, DW, Miller, K, Horgan, CM.. "Adolescents with substance abuse: Are health plans missing them?." Psychiatric Services 55. 2 (2004): 116.
  • Lee, MT, Reif, S, Ritter, GA, Levine, HJ, & Horgan, CM.. Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS) Phase II: Client Record Abstract Report. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2004.
  • Levine, HJ, Reif, S, Lee, MT, Ritter, GA, & Horgan, CM.. Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS): The National Substance Abuse Treatment System: Outpatient Methadone Facilities. Rockville, MD: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2004.
  • Levine, HJ, Marsden, ME, Lee, MT, Reif, S, Pieroni, M, Ritter, GA, & Horgan, CM.. Alcohol and Drug Services Study (ADSS): The National Substance Abuse Treatment System: Facilities, Clients, Services, and Staffing. Rockville, MD: Office of Applied Studies, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 2003.
  • Garnick, DW, Lee, MT, Chalk, M, Gastfriend, D, Horgan, CM, McCorry, F, McLellan, AT, Merrick, EL.. "Establishing the Feasibility of Performance Measures for Alcohol and Other Drugs." Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 23. (2002): 375-385.
  • Horgan, CM, Reif, S, Ritter, GA, & Lee, MT. "Organizational and financial issues in the delivery of substance abuse treatment services." Recent Developments in Alcoholism. vol. 15: Services Research in the Era of Managed Care Ed. M. Galanter. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001
  • Lee, MT, Reif, S, Ritter, GA, Levine, HJ, & Horgan, CM. "Access to services in the substance abuse treatment system: Variations by facility characteristics." Recent Developments in Alcoholism. vol. 15: Services Research in the Era of Managed Care Ed. M. Galanter. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2001
  • Sederer, L.I. & Lee, M.T.. "Professional satisfaction and compensation." Acute Care Psychiatry: Diagnosis and Treatment .. Ed. L.I. Sederer & A.J Rothschild. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins, 1997