Research & Publications
My long-term goal is to improve the effectiveness of addiction treatment through:
- More precise understanding of the mechanisms that produce the best treatment outcomes;
- Development, refinement, and evaluation of innovative behavioral approaches;
- Facilitating increased methodological quality of research in the field of substance use disorder treatment;
- Evaluating effective means of transferring new technologies and fostering broader accessibility of empirically supported treatments to people with substance use problems;
- Training new researchers in the most rigorous methodology of treatment outcome research.
Current interests include computer-based treatments and training (CBT4CBT)
Specialized Terms: Addiction and treatment; Evidence-based treatments; Treatment development; Computer-assisted therapies; Research-practice partnerships; Clinician training; Psychotherapy-pharmacotherapy combinations; Neurocognitive effects of behavioral therapies
Extensive Research Description
- NIDA U10 “Clinical Trials Network: New England Node”
- NIDA K05 “Psychotherapy of Substance Use Disorders”
- NIDA R37 (NIH MERIT award) Computer Based Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
- NIDA P50 Psychotherapy Development Center.
- NIDA R01 CBT4CBT for Spanish Speakers (with Dr. Manny Paris)
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Neurosciences; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Evidence-Based Medicine; Cognitive Science; Substance-Related Disorders; Psychiatry and Psychology