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Oladunni Oluwoye, PhD, CHES

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

CURRENT PROJECTS

FAMES: IMPROVING FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN COORDINATED SPECIALTY CARE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

This Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) provides training and mentorship from experts in first-episode psychosis, family engagement, implementation science, and mixed-methodology. This project utilizes mixed-methods to develop, implement, and pilot-test a culturally responsive FAMily Engagement Strategy (FAMES) for coordinated specialty care programs to address disparities in service utilization. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (K01MH117457).

ROLE

Principal Investigator

RESEARCH TEAM

Research Staff

Bryony Stokes

FPNAVIGATOR FOR PSYCHOSIS PROJECT: FAMILY PEER NAVIGATOR TO INCREASE ACCESS AND INITIAL ENGAGEMENT FOR BLACK FAMILIES

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

This 3-year grant is focused on working with a community advisory board to develop and implement a culturally responsive multi-component Family Peer Navigator Model within the community that identifies youth in the early stages of psychosis, increases access to coordinated specialty care, and improves engagement among Black families. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (R34MH129332).

ROLE

Principal Investigator

RESEARCH TEAM

Co-Investigators

Liat Kriegel, Ekaterina Burduli 

Research Staff

Bryony Stokes

GEOLOCATIONS PROJECT: GEOGRAPHICAL DISPARITIES IN THE ACCESSIBILITY AND AVAILABILITY OF COORDINATED SPECIALTY CARE FOR EARLY PSYCHOSIS

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The goal of this study is to characterize coordinated specialty care programs implemented in the U.S. and identify geographic disparities in access to coordinated specialty care. This project utilizes mixed methods to understand community-level determinants that impact access and implementation. Findings will be used develop an interactive mapping tool that can be used to inform policies that optimize the accessibility of CSC programs more equitably. Funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (R34MH128212).

ROLE

Principal Investigator

RESEARCH TEAM

Co-Investigators

Michael McDonell, Solmaz Amiri, Deidre Anglin, PhD, City College of New York

Research Staff

Ari Lissau, Sheldon Stokes

NEW JOURNEYS EVALUATION: STATEWIDE IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF COORDINATED SPECIALTY CARE IN WASHINGTON STATE

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Our team provides training and technical assistance to providers in the New Journeys network to support the integration of data-driven care into the New Journeys model and conducts the yearly evaluation of New Journeys. Our team works in close collaboration with the Health Care Authority and faculty at the University of Washington. Funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority.

ROLE

Principal Investigator

RESEARCH TEAM

Research Staff

Ari LissauKhairul Siddiqi, Bryony Stokes, Sheldon Stokes

COMMUNITY-BASED MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IN EASTERN WASHINGTON

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The goal of this project is to increase mental health literacy, resources, screening and referrals for psychosis and other mental health concerns experienced by youth by training community members and service providers. This project is supported by a community advisory board that will develop and host public mental health education events to address stigma, mental health equity, and community concerns. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

ROLE

Co-Principal Investigator

RESEARCH TEAM

Co- Principal Investigator

Liat Kriegel

Mental Health First Aid Trainers

Julia Paxton, Sheldon Stokes

FAMILY-BASED CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT FOR SUBSTANCE USE AMONG YOUTH EXPERIENCING PSYCHOSIS

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Approximately 50% of youth experiencing their first episode of psychosis meet criteria for a lifetime alcohol or substance use disorder. Despite the effectiveness of coordinated specialty care programs on psychiatric symptoms, such programs do not reduce substance use among youth. This pilot project will develop a CM program that includes a family-based component and implement the program in 2 CSC. Funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD).

ROLE

Contract Principal Investigator

RESEARCH TEAM

Research Staff

Bryony Stokes

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