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Principal Investigator, “ Enhancing the Value of VA’ s new Uniform Package of Services for Substance Use Disorders” . Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Service, HX-12-001. Direct Cost $3,100,000, 10/2012-9/17.

This is an interconnected suite of 4 grants w hich employ a range of research methods to study quality-improving innovations in the care of substance use disorder patients. The individual grants address improving health care quality metrics, managing national funding and policy, improving the care alcohol misusing Hepatitis C patients and facilitating the transition from detoxification to ongoing clinical care for addiction.

Principal Investigator, “ Senior Research Career Scientist Aw ard” . Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service, RCS 04-141-2, 10/2010-9/2017. Direct cost: $1,500,000.

This grant covers salary support and benefits for Dr. Humphreys to pursue health services research projects. Dr. Humphreys is one of five health services researchers in the VA to hold a senior career aw ard, w hich runs for 7 years and is renew able.

Principal Investigator, “ Screening and Brief Intervention in General Medical Practice” . Michael Alan Rosen Foundation, 11/2012-8/2013. Direct cost: $56,200.

This project designs and provides education to health care professionals regarding Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT). General practitioner physicians, specialist physicians, nurses and social w orkers are being trained, w ith a particular focus on how they can respond to problematic alcohol and pharmaceutical medication use in their patients.

Co-Investigator, “ Ultra-brief intervention for problem drinkers” , (PI: John Cunningham), National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, R01 AA015680, Direct cost: $1,089,300, 9/08-8/13.

This project is evaluating interventions for problem drinkers unw illing to seek traditional alcohol treatment. The interventions are intended for population impact by being low -cost and easily scalable.

Co-Investigator, “ Meta-Analysis of Alcoholism Treatment Outcome Research” (PI: John Finney), National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIH, R01AA008689-08A1, Direct cost $546,250, 8/2009-4/2013.

This project’ s primary aim is to determine the relative efficacy/effectiveness of psychosocial and pharmacological alcohol treatments, treatment settings, and continuing care via multiple research syntheses. Secondary aims are to: (a) describe the nature and the methodology of recent alcohol treatment studies; (b) investigate the use of eligibility criteria in alcohol treatment trials and their impact on the generalizability of findings; and (c) review studies of the implementation of evidence-based substance use disorder treatments.

Mentor, “ Prescription Opioid Use, Misuse and Pain in Post-Surgical Patients" , K23 Patient-oriented career development aw ard for Ian Carroll, MD, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), 9/08-9/13, Direct cost $826,000.

Dr. Carroll is examining iatrogenic opioid dependence and pain continuation in surgical patients. His faculty mentors are Professor Sean Mackey, M.D., Ph.D., and Dr. Humphreys.

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