Substance use disorders remain among the leading causes of disability and premature death in the world, with rates remaining stubbornly high. Training with a rigorous methodological basis and a breadth of course work and research experiences is necessary to develop the next generation of scientists able to lead efforts to reduce the public health burden of substance use disorders. Accordingly, this renewal application seeks to extend the pre- and post-doctoral Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training Program, one of NIDA?s oldest continuously funded training grants now entering its 25th year in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The goal of this training program is to produce the next generation of substance use epidemiologists who can address this need by: conducting research that will advance our understanding of the environmental and biological components of the etiology and natural history of substance use; developing, implementing, and evaluating interventions to prevent and control substance use; and critically examining substance abuse services, treatment and trends to improve substance abuse outcomes including HIV-related risk. We will train substance use epidemiologists who are able to tackle these challenges by emphasizing four focal areas in this iteration: (1) social and environmental factors; (2) genetic and biological factors; (3) treatment and services; (4) emerging trends. This training program will capitalize on the interdisciplinary resources at Johns Hopkins University to provide trainees with the skills and experiences needed to lead multi-disciplinary research that takes advantage of these emerging opportunities and promotes overall health and well being of communities. Trainees will achieve this through a rigorous program of coursework, research apprenticeships, and integrative activities that provide a solid foundation in the core proficiencies of substance use epidemiology. The program will include 7 predoctoral students and 7 postdoctoral fellows who are supported by an experienced group of 12 Core Faculty and 36 Affiliate Faculty. The trainees will be prepared to assume leadership positions in academia carrying out substance use epidemiology and HIV research typically as faculty in Schools of Public Health or Medicine, in government formulating research priorities and substance abuse policy at the local, state, national, and international levels, in private industry conducting applied research for pharmaceutical companies, and in non- profit agencies or non- governmental organizations advocating for those with substance use disorders.

Public Health Relevance

The Drug Dependence Epidemiology Training (DDET) Program is among the oldest continuously funded NIDA training programs and is designed to increase the number and quality of expert substance use epidemiologists, with special focus on HIV and advanced statistical methods to inform the design and analysis of epidemiologic studies and to close the research-to-practice gap. The proposed renewal takes advantage of the rich research and training resources available at Johns Hopkins University to build on our success training students in the core disciplines of epidemiology and biostatistics, while incorporating new types of data and recognizing emerging trends in substance use, such as the opioid epidemic.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32DA007292-28
Application #
9966936
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZDA1)
Program Officer
Lopez, Marsha
Project Start
1995-08-01
Project End
2023-06-30
Budget Start
2020-07-01
Budget End
2021-06-30
Support Year
28
Fiscal Year
2020
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
Johns Hopkins University
Department
Other Health Professions
Type
Schools of Public Health
DUNS #
001910777
City
Baltimore
State
MD
Country
United States
Zip Code
21205
Terplan, Mishka; Martin, Caitlin E; Nail, Jennifer et al. (2018) Contraceptive utilization among new exotic dancers: a cross-sectional study. Harm Reduct J 15:56
Jones, Abenaa Acheampong; Gerke, Travis; Striley, Catherine W et al. (2018) One Step at a Time: A Latent Transitional Analysis on Changes in Substance Use, Exposure to Violence, and HIV/AIDS Risk Behaviors among Female Offenders. Am J Crim Justice 43:471-485
Augustinavicius, Jura L; Greene, M Claire; Lakin, Daniel P et al. (2018) Monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support programs in humanitarian settings: a scoping review of terminology and focus. Confl Health 12:9
Feder, Kenneth A; Mojtabai, Ramin; Krawczyk, Noa et al. (2018) Corrigendum to ""Trends in insurance coverage and treatment among persons with opioid use disorders following the affordable care act"" [Drug Alcohol. Depend. 179 (2017) 271-274]. Drug Alcohol Depend 182:122
Krawczyk, Noa; Greene, M Claire; Zorzanelli, Rafaela et al. (2018) Rising Trends of Prescription Opioid Sales in Contemporary Brazil, 2009-2015. Am J Public Health 108:666-668
Mills, Kelly A; Greene, M Claire; Dezube, Rebecca et al. (2018) Efficacy and tolerability of antidepressants in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 33:642-651
Kelly, John F; Greene, M Claire; Bergman, Brandon G (2018) Beyond Abstinence: Changes in Indices of Quality of Life with Time in Recovery in a Nationally Representative Sample of U.S. Adults. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 42:770-780
Lee-Winn, Angela E; Mendelson, Tamar; Johnson, Renee M (2018) Associations between coping and marijuana use in a nationally representative sample of adolescents in the United States. Addict Behav 80:130-134
Mojtabai, Ramin; Feder, Kenneth A; Kealhofer, Marc et al. (2018) State variations in Medicaid enrollment and utilization of substance use services: Results from a National Longitudinal Study. J Subst Abuse Treat 89:75-86
Colder Carras, Michelle; Kardefelt-Winther, Daniel (2018) When addiction symptoms and life problems diverge: a latent class analysis of problematic gaming in a representative multinational sample of European adolescents. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 27:513-525

Showing the most recent 10 out of 292 publications