This is a revised competing continuation Senior Scientist Research and Mentorship Award (K05) application for Stephen A. Maisto, Ph.D. The primary goals of this application are to advance my research programs in (1) alcohol and other drug assessment and treatment research methods, (2) alcohol treatment outcomes, process, clinical course, and relapse, and (3) human alcohol challenge research, to continue to explore statistical methods and techniques of longitudinal research that may be applied to advance knowledge about alcohol treatment outcomes, mechanisms of treatment-related change, alcohol treatment clinical course, and relapse, and to add to my success in mentoring junior investigators and postdoctoral ferllows. The renewal of my K05 award would allow me to continue to pursue these primary aims at the high level of activity that has characterized the period of my current K05 award, which ends on 8/31/13. During the K05 award period, I propose to continue my research program in the research areas noted above and that is based in Syracuse University and in collaboration with colleagues at SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse, NY), the VA Medical Upstate NY Network, and at other institutions in the US. My Mentoring Plan made feasible by the K05 award includes the addition of four new mentees, three Ph.D.s and 1 M.D.-Ph.D. As I have done successfully since the beginning of my current K05 award, I intend to maintain a cohort of an average of 4 junior investigator and postdoctoral fellow mentees for each year of the K05 award renewal period.

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Alcohol use disorders remain a major public health problem in the United States, and advances in their understanding and treatment depend on basic and clinical research. This K05 senior scientist research and mentorship competing renewal application requests support to continue research on the assessment and treatment of alcohol use disorders in multiple healthcare settings as well as basic human alcohol administration research on alcohol use and behavioral risk. Furthermore, renewal of the K05 award would continue to support major effort in mentoring junior colleagues and postdoctoral fellows in basic and clinical alcohol research, which is vital to the success of the long-term effort to alleviate the human suffering caused by excessive use of alcohol in the United States.

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Maisto, Stephen A; Roos, Corey R; Hallgren, Kevin A et al. (2016) Do Alcohol Relapse Episodes During Treatment Predict Long-Term Outcomes? Investigating the Validity of Existing Definitions of Alcohol Use Disorder Relapse. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 40:2180-2189
Zale, Emily L; Maisto, Stephen A; Ditre, Joseph W (2016) Anxiety and Depression in Bidirectional Relations Between Pain and Smoking: Implications for Smoking Cessation. Behav Modif 40:7-28
Witkiewitz, Katie; Hallgren, Kevin A; O'Sickey, Anthony J et al. (2016) Reproducibility and differential item functioning of the alcohol dependence syndrome construct across four alcohol treatment studies: An integrative data analysis. Drug Alcohol Depend 158:86-93
Chung, Tammy; Maisto, Stephen A (2016) Time-varying associations between confidence and motivation to abstain from marijuana during treatment among adolescents. Addict Behav 57:62-8
Lan, Chiao-Wen; Fiellin, David A; Barry, Declan T et al. (2016) The epidemiology of substance use disorders in US Veterans: A systematic review and analysis of assessment methods. Am J Addict 25:7-24
Xuan, Ziming; Naimi, Timothy S; Kaplan, Mark S et al. (2016) Alcohol Policies and Suicide: A Review of the Literature. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 40:2043-2055
Papas, Rebecca K; Gakinya, Benson N; Mwaniki, Michael M et al. (2016) Associations Between the Phosphatidylethanol Alcohol Biomarker and Self-Reported Alcohol Use in a Sample of HIV-Infected Outpatient Drinkers in Western Kenya. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 40:1779-87
Edelman, E Jennifer; Hansen, Nathan B; Cutter, Christopher J et al. (2016) Implementation of integrated stepped care for unhealthy alcohol use in HIV clinics. Addict Sci Clin Pract 11:1
Maisto, Stephen A; Simons, Jeffrey S (2016) Research on the Effects of Alcohol and Sexual Arousal on Sexual Risk in Men who have Sex with Men: Implications for HIV Prevention Interventions. AIDS Behav 20 Suppl 1:S158-72
Ditre, Joseph W; Heckman, Bryan W; Zale, Emily L et al. (2016) Acute analgesic effects of nicotine and tobacco in humans: a meta-analysis. Pain 157:1373-81

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