Center Activities

Center Director Constance Horgan, ScD, presents with the research panel at the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum "Opioids in the Workforce"

Events

Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for upcoming Brandeis-Harvard NIDA Center events!

Recent Events

  • March 27, 2020, 9:30am-11:30am: The Brandeis-Harvard NIDA Center hosted a methods workshop focused on measuring racial/ethnic disparities in SUD treatment. Drs. Ben Cook and Tim Creedon of Cambridge Health Alliance presented the methods workshop webinar, which can be found here.
  • December 10, 2019: The Center hosted its 2019 Fall Symposium with Shelly Greenfield, MD, MPH, on "Gender Differences in Substance Use Disorders: Implications for Women's Addiction Treatment."
  • October 16, 2019: The NIDA Center hosted 2 pre-conference workshops at the Addiction Health Services Research Conference in Park City, Utah, "Research Collaboration with States - Opportunities to Shape Addiction Treatment Systems" and "Tips for Launching a Successful Career for Early Investigators." The Center also sponsored and presented in 4 scientific breakout sessions, as well as facilitated the conference's mentoring program. Read more about all of the NIDA Center's activities at AHSR 2019 here!

  • September 6, 2019: The NIDA Center prepared an issue brief and co-sponsored a Massachusetts Health Policy Forum on Opioids in Western Massachusetts at UMass Amherst. The report, Addressing the Opioid Crisis in Small and Rural Communities in Western Massachusettsconcludes that no single opioid policy will make a substantial impact on the crisis. It suggests as most effective a combination of evidence-based policies that work together to prevent, treat and mitigate the effects of opioid use disorder (OUD), and are specific to the area.
  • May 7, 2019: The NIDA Center's annual Spring Symposium took place in the Zinner Forum at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Lisa Marsch, PhD, Director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health at Dartmouth College, spoke about the use of digital technology in behavioral health care.

Conferences

Look for Brandeis-Harvard NIDA Center researchers at the following upcoming conferences:

  • 2020 ASHEcon Conference, June 7-10, 2020, St. Louis, Missouri: Center researcher Dominic Hodgkin will be presenting on the economics of substance use disorder treatment
  • AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, June 13-16, 2020, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Addiction Health Services Research Conference, October 14-16, 2020, Virtual Meeting

Mentoring

Upcoming Mentoring Activities

  • The Brandeis-Harvard NIDA Center will be facilitating virtual mentoring opportunities at AHSR 2020. Further information will be available soon!

Recent Mentoring Activities

The Brandeis-Harvard NIDA Center has facilitated mentoring at the following national conferences:

  • Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR) Conference 2019 in Park City, Utah.Mentoring at AHSR 2019
  • AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting 2019 in Washington, D.C.

If you’re interested in being a mentor or mentee at these conferences, please contact Hillary Richards for more information.

Methods

  •  March 27, 2020, 9:30am-11:30am: The Brandeis-Harvard NIDA Center hosted a methods workshop focused on measuring racial/ethnic disparities in SUD treatment. This workshop was presented by Drs. Ben Cook and Tim Creedon of Cambridge Health Alliance. A recording, along with workshop materials, are provided below:

Methods workshop recording: March 27, 2020: Measuring Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Substance Use Disorder and Related Treatment Services

Methods workshop PowerPoint slides: March 27, 2020

 Sample Stata .do file

  • March 1, 2019: The NIDA Center hosted a methods workshop with Peter Kreiner, PhD, entitled “Network Analysis: Application to Diffusion, Project Team Performance, and Civic Health,” at Brandeis University.
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