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Sara Parent, ND

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

CURRENT PROJECTS

INDIVIDUALIZING INCENTIVES TO MAXIMIZE RECOVERY

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The objective of this clinical trial is to determine whether modifications to a contingency management (CM) intervention improve outcomes and reduce costs in people who engage in heavy drinking and have a serious mental illness (SMI). Funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).

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Co-Investigator

RESEARCH TEAM

Principle Investigator

Michael McDonell

Co-Investigators

Sterling McPherson, Naomi Chaytor, John Roll, Julianne Jett, Doug Weeks, Sean Murphy, Cornell Medicine, Richard Ries, University of Washington

Research Staff

Julianne Jett, Mohammad Keshtkar, Kate Palmer, Rachael Beck, Meagan Puzia

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES (UCLA)
CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

Brief Description: This project will train treatment providers at substance use treatment sites in California to implement contingency management (CM) as part of the State’s 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver. Activities included preparation of training materials, delivery recorded, on-demand training, and technical assistance, including facilitating implementation coaching calls. Funded through UCLA by California Department of Health Care Services.

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Project Lead

RESEARCH TEAM

Co-Project Leads

Michael McDonell, Michelle Peavy

Research Staff

Debbie Vogel, Desirae Knight

WASHINGTON STATE HEALTHCARE AUTHORITY CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT
TRAINING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

This project will train and support treatment providers to implement contingency management as part of Washington State's 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver. Activities include planning and intervention design, delivery of live, virtual, and on-demand training, provision of customized implementation tools, facilitation of on-going monthly coaching calls, and technical assistance related to the expansion of the program as part of the 1115 Medicaid Waiver. Funded by the Washington State Health Care Authority via the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program.

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Project Lead

RESEARCH TEAM

Co-Project Leads

Michelle Peavy, Michael McDonell, Lisa Rey Thomas

Research Staff

Debbie Vogel, Diana Tyutyunnyk, Desirae Knight, Kate Palmer, Katherine Hirchak, Kelsey Bajet

MONTANA CONTINGENCY MANAGEMENT TRAINING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

This project will train and support treatment providers to implement contingency management as part of Montana’s 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver. Activities include planning and intervention design, delivery of live, virtual, and on-demand training, provision of customized implementation tools, facilitation of on-going monthly coaching calls, and technical assistance related to the expansion of the program as part of the 1115 Medicaid Waiver. Funded by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services via the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response (SOR) grant program.

ROLE

Project Lead

RESEARCH TEAM

Co-Project Leads

Michael McDonell, Michelle Peavy

Research Staff

Debbie Vogel, Diana Tyutyunnyk, Desirae Knight

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