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    Dr. Delgado’s pilot grant will assess physician-level variability in opioid drug prescribing practices for six specific diagnoses across multiple specialties. Dr. Delgrado will use the Optum Cliniformatics DataMart national private insurance claims database to estimate excess prescription opioids prescribed by state and nationally, and calculate the resulting excess cost to the health system. Dr. Delgado […]

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    CHERISH director Dr. Bruce Schackman presented at the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Annual Scientific Meeting on April 12, 2016. The CTN is a NIDA-funded multi-site research project to determine the effectiveness of behavioral, pharmacological, and integrated treatment interventions across a broad range of community-based treatment settings and diversified patient populations. Dr. […]

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    Dr. Alysse Wurcel is an infectious disease specialist and faculty member at Tufts University School of Medicine with a focus in HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) infection whose research interests closely align with her clinical work. Dr. Wurcel’s research is focused on the treatment of HCV in people who inject drugs (PWID), people in the criminal […]

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    Dr. McCollister is an Associate Professor and Health Economist in the Department Public Health Sciences at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. She is the Co-Director of the CHERISH Methodology Core. This interview discusses her interest in substance use health economics and her most recent publication “Cost Effectiveness analysis of a continuing care […]

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    The 2016 cycle of pilot grant funding is open for applications! Applicants must be affiliated with one of the CHERISH collaborating institutions, Weill Cornell Medicine, Boston Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania or University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Priority consideration will be given to new investigators, and investigators new to the field (e.g. health […]

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    Karen Lasser, MD, MPH and Yuhua Bao, PhD Awarded Inaugural CHERISH Pilot Grants.   Dr. Lasser’s pilot grant proposes to evaluate economic and health outcomes for a primary care-based HCV treatment program in a patient-centered medical home. The treatment model is based on the chronic care model including a multidisciplinary team with physician, nursing, social […]

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