The Duke Opioid Collaboratory, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' Injury and Violence Prevention Branch, and the Monti (a non-profit that creates community through storytelling) hosted a virtual event featuring honest and intimate stories of resilience told by people whose lives have been impacted by NC’s overdose epidemic. Watch here.
Biederman DJ, Sloane R, Gamble J, Sverchek C, Daaleman TP. Program Outcomes and Health Care Utilization of People Experiencing Homelessness and Substance Use Disorder after Transitional Care Program Engagement. JHCPU. 2022.
Brown KW, Carlisle K, Raman SR, Shrader P, Jiao M, Smith MJ, Einhorn LM, Wong CA. Children and the Opioid Epidemic: Age-Stratified Exposures and Harms. Health Affairs, 2020;39(10):1737-42. PMID: 33017234.
Carter J, Li Z, Chen H, Greiner M, Bush C, Bhattacharya D, Poley S, Sachdeva N, Crowder JC, Feigal J. Low barrier medication for opioid use disorder at a federally qualified health center: a retrospective cohort study. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2022 Nov 5;17(1):60. doi: 10.1186/s13722-022-00342-1. PMID: 36335381; PMCID: PMC9636799.
Check DK, Bagett CD, Kim K, Roberts AW, Roberts MC, Robinson T, Oeffinger KC, Dinan MA. Predictors of Chronic Opioid Use: A Population-level Analysis of North Carolina Cancer Survivors Using Multi-Payer Claims. J Natl Cancer Inst, 2021 Apr 20;djab082. PMID: 33881543
Clifton D, Ivey N, Poley S, O'Regan A, Raman SR, Frascino N, Hamilton S, Setji N. Implementation of a comprehensive hospitalist-led initiative to improve care for patients with opioid use disorder. J Hosp Med. 2022 May10. PMID: 35535562.
Cunningham DJ, George SZ, Lewis BD. The Impact of State Level Public Policy, Prescriber Education, and Patient Factors on Opioid Prescribing in Elective Orthopedic Surgery: Findings From a Tertiary, Academic Setting. Mayo Clin Proc Inn Qual Out. 2021;5(1):23-3. PMID: 33718781
Nohria R, Biederman DJ, Sloan R, Thibault A. Use of health care utilization as a metric of intervention success may perpetuate racial disparities: An outcome evaluation of a homeless transitional care program. Public Health Nursing. 2022.
Smith CM, Feigal J, Sloane R, Biederman DJ. Differences in Clinical Outcomes of Adults Referred to a Homeless Transitional Care Program Based on Multimorbid Health Profiles: A Latent Class Analysis. Front Psychiatry. 2021 Dec 20;12. PMID: 34987429
Op-eds / Commentaries
Robertson A, Larson M. 2020. The pandemic and North Carolinians battling drug addiction. NC Policy Watch. May 4, 2020.
Lentz T, Goertz C, Sharma I, Gonzalez-Smith J, Saunder R. Managing Multiple Irons in the Fire: Continuing to Address the Opioid Crisis and Improve Pain Management during a Public Health Emergency. NEJM Catalyst. June 22, 2020.
Ivey N, Clifton DC. Tales from the frontlines: An alarming rise in hospitalizations related to opioid use disorder in the era of COVID-19. J Opioid Manag. Jan-Feb 2021;17(1):5-7. PMID: 33735422
Carnago L, O’Regan A, Hughes JM. Diagnosing and treating chronic pain: Are we doing this right? J of Prim Care Community Health. 2021 Jan-Dec;12:21501327211008055. PMID: 33882736 PMCID: PMC8072853
Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Zaller N. The Provision of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Correctional Settings in the Time of COVID-19: Opportunities and Solutions. Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts.
Program Guidance/Case Studies
Practical Guidance for Implementation of Office-based Opioid Treatment through Primary Care at Local Health Departments. Chen H, Des Marais A, Coles T, Guthrie S, Macon Harrison L, Sachdeva N. 2022.
Overdose Prevention in Jails A Qualitative Study on Overdose Prevention Education and Naloxone Distribution Programming in Two North Carolina County Jails. Choi Y, Chen H, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Sachdeva N. 2022.
Exemplary Integrated Pain Management Programs Case Studies:
- University of Vermont Medical Center Comprehensive Pain Program (Gonzalez-Smith J, Huber K, Saunders R, Goertz C, Lentz TA, 2021)
- West Virginia University Center for Integrative Pain Management (Huber K, Gonzalez-Smith J, Saunders R, Goertz C, Lentz TA, 2021)
- Integrative Pain Management Program at People’s Community Clinic in Texas (Huber K, Gonzalez-Smith J, Bleser W, Saunders R, Goertz C, Lentz T, 2021)
- The Pain Center at the University of New Mexico (Huber K, Gonzalez-Smith J, Saunders R, Goertz C, Lentz T, 2021)
Guthrie S, Harrison L, Chen H, Sachdeva N, Coles T. 2020. HARM NOT - Helping Assess Rural MOUD: Novel Office-based Therapy in a Rural North Carolina Health Department. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. Virtual. October 24-28, 2020.
Chen H, Des Marais A, O’Regan A, Sachdeva N, Gunn A, Kitlas A, Patel A, Smith M. Supporting Community Based Efforts to Address the Overdose Crisis through Funding Local Health Departments in North Carolina. 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health (Academy Health). Virtual. December 15-17, 2020.
Coles T, Chen H, Des Marais A, Bush C, Sachdeva N, Harrison L, Guthrie S. Helping Assess Rural MOUD: Novel Office-based Treatment (HARM NOT). Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. Virtual. April 5-8, 2021.
Carnago L, Sheffield C, O’Regan A, Puryear S, Poley S, Hughes J. Opioid Prescribing Process and Quality Improvement at Duke University Health System. Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. Virtual. April 5-8, 2021.
Des Marais A, Sachdeva N, Mathis M, Skinner A. Customizing Data Infrastructure for Syringe Services Programs in North Carolina. Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. Virtual. April 5-8, 2021.
Chen H, Choi Y, Corneli A, Des Marais A, Perry B, Poley S, Sachdeva N, McKellar M. Providing A Resource: Telemedicine at Needle Exchanges to Reach Underserved People (PARTNER UP). Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit. Virtual. April 5-8, 2021.
Chen H, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Sachdeva N. Medication for Opioid Use Disorder in Criminal Legal System Settings: A North Carolina Example. 14th Annual Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health. Virtual. April 8-10, 2021.