The Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center (iSPARC) in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School conducts research to enhance services, improve the quality of life, and promote recovery for people with behavioral health conditions. SPARC, formerly called the Center for Mental Health Services Research (CMHSR) and the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC), was created in 1993 when it was designated a Center of Excellence for Psychosocial and Systems Research by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). This collection showcases journal articles and other publications written by faculty and researchers of the Implementation Science and Practice Advances Research Center.

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Publications from 2018

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Pregnant and Postpartum Women With Bipolar Disorder: Taking the Care to Where They Are, Amritha Bhat, Joseph M. Cerimele, and Nancy Byatt

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Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program for Moms: Utilization and Quality Assessment, Nancy Byatt, John Straus, Arielle Stopa, Kathleen Biebel, Leena Mittal, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Why pregnant women with depression often slip through the cracks, Tiffany A. Moore Simas and Nancy Byatt

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mHealth for the Detection and Intervention in Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use Disorder, Stephanie Carreiro, Peter R. Chai, Jennifer L. Carey, David A. Smelson, and Edward W. Boyer

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An evidence-based co-occurring disorder intervention in VA homeless programs: outcomes from a hybrid III trial, David A. Smelson, Matthew Chinman, Gordon Hannah, Thomas Byrne, and Sharon McCarthy

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Caste matters: perceived discrimination among women in rural India, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Nitin Raithatha, Anusha Prabhakaran, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Ajay Phatak, Milagros C. Rosal, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, and Jeroan J. Allison

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A Systematic Review of Integrated Care Interventions Addressing Perinatal Depression Care in Ambulatory Obstetric Care Settings, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Michael Flynn, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, Stephanie M. Carvalho, Len L. Levin, Kathleen Biebel, and Nancy Byatt

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How obstetric settings can help address gaps in psychiatric care for pregnant and postpartum women with bipolar disorder, Nancy Byatt, Lucille Cox, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nisha Kini, Kathleen Biebel, Padma Sankaran, Holly A. Swartz, and Linda Weinreb

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Study protocol: a hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of Moral Reconation Therapy in the US Veterans Health Administration, Daniel M. Blonigen, Michael A. Cucciare, Christine Timko, Jennifer S. Smith, Autumn Harnish, Lakiesha Kemp, Joel Rosenthal, and David A. Smelson

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Access to Pharmacotherapy Amongst Women with Bipolar Disorder during Pregnancy: a Preliminary Study, Nancy Byatt, Lucille Cox, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Kathleen Biebel, Padma Sankaran, Holly A. Swartz, and Linda Weinreb

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Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center 2017 Annual Report to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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Alcohol and Drug Use among Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals: A Secondary Analysis of NHANES 2013-2014, Melissa L. Anderson, Bei-Hung Chang, and Nisha Kini

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Crossing the Age Divide: Cross-Age Collaboration Between Programs Serving Transition-Age Youth, Maryann Davis, Nancy Koroloff, Kathryn Sabella, and Marianne Sarkis

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A Systematic Review of Evidence for the Clubhouse Model of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Colleen E. McKay, Katie L. Nugent, Matthew Johnsen, William W. Eaton, and Charles W. Lidz

Publications from 2017

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PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): a pilot group randomized controlled trial of two approaches to improving depression among perinatal women, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Kathleen Biebel, Padma Sankaran, Lori Pbert, Linda Weinreb, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Jeroan J. Allison

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The Availability and Utility of Services to Address Risk Factors for Recidivism among Justice-Involved Veterans, Daniel M. Blonigen, Allison L. Rodriguez, Luisa Manfredi, Jessica Britt, Andrea Nevedal, Andrea K. Finlay, Joel Rosenthal, David A. Smelson, and Christine Timko

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A two-state comparative implementation of peer-support intervention to link veterans to health-related services after incarceration: a study protocol, Molly M. Simmons, Benjamin G. Fincke, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Bo Kim, Tom Byrne, David A. Smelson, Kevin Casey, Marsha Langer Ellison, Christy Visher, Jessica Blue-Howells, and D. Keith McInnes

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Establishing a Research Agenda for Understanding the Role and Impact of Mental Health Peer Specialists, Matthew Chinman, D. Keith. McInnes, Susan Eisen, Marsha Langer Ellison, Marianne Farkas, Moe Armstrong, and Sandra G. Resnick

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Implementing an Online Health Information Platform for People With Serious Mental Illness, Zlatina Kostova, Len L. Levin, Mahima Sindhu, Joanne Nicholson, Kathleen Biebel, and Elaine R. Martin

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The association of dietary quality with colorectal cancer among normal weight, overweight and obese men and women: a prospective longitudinal study in the USA, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Molly E. Waring, Sarah L. Cutrona, Catarina I. Kiefe, Jeroan J. Allison, and Chyke A. Doubeni

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The association of dietary quality with colorectal cancer among normal weight, overweight and obese men and women: a prospective longitudinal study in the USA, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Molly E. Waring, Sarah L. Cutrona, Catarina I. Kiefe, Jeroan J. Allison, and Chyke A. Doubeni

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Are risk assessments racially biased?: Field study of the SAVRY and YLS/CMI in probation, Rachael T. Perrault, Gina M. Vincent, and Laura S. Guy

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Health Related Web Site Usage by Persons with Serious Mental Illness: Design and Use of a Heath Literacy Survey Tool, Len L. Levin, Zlatina Kostova, Joanne Nicholson, Kathleen Biebel, and Elaine R. Martin

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Single IRBs in Multisite Trials: Questions Posed by the New NIH Policy, Robert Klitzman, Ekaterina Pivovarova, and Charles W. Lidz

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Deaf 101: How to Navigate Clinical Interactions with Deaf Sign Language Users, Melissa L. Anderson and Timothy Riker

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A Hybrid III stepped wedge cluster randomized trial testing an implementation strategy to facilitate the use of an evidence-based practice in VA Homeless Primary Care Treatment Programs, Molly M. Simmons, Sonya Gabrielian, Thomas Hugh Byrne, Megan B. McCullough, Jeffery L. Smith, Thom J. Taylor, Thomas P. O'Toole, Vincent Kane, Vera Yakovchenko, D. Keith McInnes, and David A. Smelson

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Aligning Mental Health Treatments with the Developmental Stage and Needs of Late Adolescents and Young Adults, Brian M. Skehan and Maryann Davis

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RAHI-SATHI Indo-U.S. Collaboration: The Evolution of a Trainee-Led Twinning Model in Global Health Into a Multidisciplinary Collaborative Program, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Abraham Jaffe, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, Michael Chin, David D. McManus, Michaela Tracey, Jasmine A. Khubchandani, Haley Newman, Allison Earon, Hannah Rosenfield, Anna Handorf, Brittany Novak, John Bostrom, Anindita Deb, Milagros C. Rosal, Patricia A. McQuilkin, Heena Santry, Melissa A. Fischer, and Jeroan J. Allison

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Deaf People's Help-Seeking Following Trauma: Experiences With and Recommendations for the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Care System, Melissa L. Anderson, Kelly S. Wolf Craig, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Language deprivation syndrome: a possible neurodevelopmental disorder with sociocultural origins, Wyatte C. Hall, Len L. Levin, and Melissa L. Anderson

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Supported Education for Individuals With Psychiatric Disabilities: State of the Practice and Policy Implications, Heather Ringeisen, Marsha Langer Ellison, Amy Ryder-Burge, Kathleen Biebel, Shums Alikhan, and Emily Jones

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Diagnostic performance and optimal cut-off scores of the Massachusetts youth screening instrument-second version in a sample of Swiss youths in welfare and juvenile justice institutions, Claudia Dolitzsch, Laura E. W. Leenarts, Klaus Schmeck, Jorg M. Fegert, Thomas Grisso, and Marc Schmid

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The Prevalence of Bipolar Disorders and Association With Quality of Life in a Cohort of Patients With Multiple Sclerosis, Adalia H. Jun-O'Connell, Ankur A. Butala, Idanis Berrios Morales, Nils Henninger, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Nancy Byatt, and Carolina Ionete

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Barriers and Facilitators to Deaf Trauma Survivors' Help-Seeking Behavior: Lessons for Behavioral Clinical Trials Research, Melissa L. Anderson, Kelly S. Wolf Craig, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

Publications from 2016

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A Pilot Study of Deaf Trauma Survivors' Experiences: Early Traumas Unique to Being Deaf in a Hearing World, Melissa L. Anderson, Kelly S. Wolf Craig, Wyatte C. Hall, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Predictors of outpatient mental health clinic follow-up after hospitalization among Medicaid-enrolled young adults, Leslie Marino, Lawrence S. Wissow, Maryann Davis, Michael T. Abrams, Lisa B. Dixon, and Eric P. Slade

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Risk assessment matters, but only when implemented well: A multisite study in juvenile probation, Gina M. Vincent, Laura Guy, Rachael T. Perrault, and Bernice Gershenson

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Smoking Cessation and Electronic Cigarettes in Community Mental Health Centers: Patient and Provider Perspectives, Li-Shiun Chen, Timothy Baker, Ross C. Brownson, Robert M. Carney, Douglas Jorenby, Sarah Hartz, Nina Smock, Mark Johnson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Laura J. Bierut

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Childhood traumatic experiences and mental health problems in sexually offending and non-sexually offending juveniles, Cyril Boonmann, Thomas Grisso, Laura S. Guy, Olivier F. Colins, Eva A. Mulder, P. Vahl, Lucres M. C. Jansen, Theo A. Doreleijers H, and Robert R. J. M. Vermeiren

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Adapting Open Dialogue for Early-Onset Psychosis Into the U.S. Health Care Environment: A Feasibility Study, Christopher Gordon, Vasudha Gidugu, E. Sally Rogers, John DeRonck, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Factors Supporting the Employment of Young Adult Peer Providers: Perspectives of Peers and Supervisors, Jonathan Delman and Vanessa V. Klodnick

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Which Homeless Veterans Benefit From a Peer Mentor and How, Linda Resnik, Sarah Ekerholm, Erin E. Johnson, Marsha Langer Ellison, and Thomas P. O'Toole

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Explication and Definition of Mental Health Recovery: A Systematic Review, Marsha Langer Ellison, Lindsay K. Belanger, Barbara L. Niles, Leigh C. Evans, and Mark S. Bauer

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Explication and Definition of Mental Health Recovery: A Systematic Review, Marsha Langer Ellison, Lindsay K. Belanger, Barbara L. Niles, Leigh C. Evans, and Mark S. Bauer

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Screening for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Prenatal Care: Prevalence and Characteristics in a Low-Income Population, Melodie Wenz-Gross, Linda Weinreb, and Carole C. Upshur

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Dignity in mental health practice and research: Time to unite on innovation, outreach and education, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Celine Larkin, and Raghu Appasani

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Relationship between Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-second version and psychiatric disorders in youths in welfare and juvenile justice institutions in Switzerland, L E. W. Leenarts, C. Dolitzsch, K. Schmeck, J. M. Fegert, Thomas Grisso, and M. Schmid

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Keeping Clubhouses Open: Toward a Roadmap for Sustainability, Jay A. Gorman, Colleen E. McKay, Brian T. Yates, and William H. Fisher

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A randomized controlled trial of a videoconferencing smoking cessation intervention for Korean American women: preliminary findings, Sun S. Kim, Somporn Sitthisongkram, Kunsook Bernstein, Hua (Julia) Fang, Won S. Choi, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Patterns and predictors of engagement in peer support among homeless veterans with mental health conditions and substance use histories, Marsha Langer Ellison, Russell K. Schutt, Mark E. Glickman, Mark R. Schultz, Matthew Chinman, Kristina Jensen, Chantele Mitchell-Miland, David A. Smelson, and Susan Eisen

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Education Mitigates the Relationship of Stress and Mental Disorders Among Rural Indian Women, Nisha Fahey, Apurv Soni, Jeroan J. Allison, Jagdish Vankar, Anusha Prabhakaran, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, Ajay Phatak, Eileen O'Keefe, and Somashekhar Nimbalkar

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Are There Two Types of Suicidal Ideation Among Women in Rural India, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Jagdish Vankar, Nancy Byatt, Anusha Prabhakaran, Ajay Phatak, Eileen O'Keefe, Jeroan J. Allison, and Somashekhar Nimbalkar

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Transdiagnostic Motivational Enhancement Therapy to Reduce Treatment Attrition: Use in Emerging Adults, Lisa Mistler, Ashli J. Sheidow, and Maryann Davis

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Multisystemic Therapy for Emerging Adults With Serious Mental Illness and Justice Involvement, Ashli J. Sheidow, Michael R. McCart, and Maryann Davis

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Association of common mental disorder symptoms with health and healthcare factors among women in rural western India: results of a cross-sectional survey, Apurv Soni, Nisha Fahey, Nancy Byatt, Anusha Prabhakaran, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Jagdish Vankar, Ajay Phatak, Eileen O'Keefe, Jeroan J. Allison, and Somashekhar Nimbalkar

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Documenting AOT Implementation: Misinformed Informants, Jeffrey L. Geller and Brian Stettin

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The Meaning of Work for Young Adults Diagnosed With Serious Mental Health Conditions, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Kathryn Sabella, Charles W. Lidz, Colleen E. McKay, and Lisa M. Smith

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Dysfunctional error-related processing in incarcerated youth with elevated psychopathic traits, J. Michael Maurer, Vaughn R. Steele, Lora M. Cope, Gina M. Vincent, Julia M. Stephen, Vince D. Calhoun, and Kent A. Kiehl

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The Development of a Standardized Tool to Evaluate Physical Health Websites through the Lens of Persons with Serious Mental Illness, Len L. Levin, Zlatina Kostova, Joanne Nicholson, Elaine R. Martin, and Kathleen Biebel

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Improving perinatal depression care: the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Barry Sarvet, Marcy Ravech, Jeroan J. Allison, and John Straus

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Update on Smoking Cessation: E-Cigarettes, Emerging Tobacco Products Trends, and New Technology-Based Interventions, Smita Das, Makenzie E. Tonelli, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): Development and Beta Testing, Nancy Byatt, Lori Pbert, Safiyah Hosein, Holly A. Swartz, Linda Weinreb, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Telephone Smoking-Cessation Counseling for Smokers in Mental Health Clinics: A Patient-Randomized Controlled Trial, Erin S. Rogers, David A. Smelson, Colleen C. Gillespie, Brian Elbel, Senaida Poole, Hildi J. Hagedorn, David Kalman, Paul Krebs, Yixin Fang, Binhuan Wang, and Scott E. Sherman

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Integrating Permanent Supportive Housing and Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment for Individuals Who Are Homeless, David A. Smelson, Heather Zaykowski, Nathan Guevremont, Julianne Siegfriedt, Leon Sawh, David Modzelewski, Sam Tsemberis, and Vincent Kane

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Perceived Barriers to and Facilitators of Engagement in Reverse Integrated Care, Hillary A. Gleason, Debbie Truong, Kathleen Biebel, Marie Hobart, and Monika E. Kolodziej

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Infertility and Perinatal Loss: When the Bough Breaks, Amritha Bhat and Nancy Byatt

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Receipt of pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder by justice-involved U.S. Veterans Health Administration patients, Andrea K. Finlay, Alex H. Harris S, Joel Rosenthal, Jessica Blue-Howells, Sean Clark, Jim McGuire, Christine Timko, Susan M. Frayne, David A. Smelson, Elizabeth Oliva, and Ingrid Binswanger

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Reported Versus Actual Assault Rates, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Mental health care use in relation to depressive symptoms among pregnant women in the USA, Nancy Byatt, Rui Sherry Xiao, Kate Dinh, and Molly E. Waring

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Supporting the Education of Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: Part 2: State of the Practice, Michelle Mullen, Kathleen Biebel, and Marsha Langer Ellison

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Developing a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Understanding of the Repeat Use of Psychiatric Emergency Services, Alisa K. Lincoln, Lori Wallace, Mary Sharon Kaminski, Kirstin Lindeman, Louise Aulier, and Jonathan Delman

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Supporting the Education of Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions: State of the Science & Practice, Marsha Langer Ellison, Michelle Mullen, and Kathleen Biebel

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Exploitation of Prisoners in Clinical Research: Perceptions of Study Participants, Paul P. Christopher, Michael D. Stein, Jennifer E. Johnson, Josiah D. Rich, Peter D. Friedmann, Jennifer Clarke, and Charles W. Lidz

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An exploratory study of therapeutic misconception among incarcerated clinical trial participants, Paul P. Christopher, Michael D. Stein, Sandra A. Springer, Josiah D. Rich, Jennifer E. Johnson, and Charles W. Lidz

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Is Helplessness Still Helpful in Diagnosing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Ekaterina Pivovarova, Gen Tanaka, Michael Tang, Harold J. Bursztajn, and Michael B. First

Publications from 2015

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iMStrong: Deployment of a Biosensor System to Detect Cocaine Use, Stephanie Carreiro, Hua (Julia) Fang, Jianying Zhang, Kelley Wittbold, Shicheng Weng, Rachel Mullins, David A. Smelson, and Edward W. Boyer

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The First Step in Health Reform for Those With Serious Mental Illness: Integrating the Dis-Integrated Mental Health System, Jeffrey L. Geller

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Feasibility of an Assessment Tool for Children's Competence to Consent to Predictive Genetic Testing: a Pilot Study, Irma M. Hein, Pieter W. Troost, Robert Lindeboom, Imke Christiaans, Thomas Grisso, Johannes B. van Goudoever, and Ramon J.L. Lindauer

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Perspectives of Young Emerging Adults With Serious Mental Health Conditions on Vocational Peer Mentors, Vanessa V. Klodnick, Kathryn Sabella, Christopher J. Brenner, Izabela M. Krzos, Marsha Langer Ellison, Susan M. Kaiser, Maryann Davis, and Marc A. Fagan

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An Auto-Ethnographic Study of "Open Dialogue": The Illumination of Snow, Mary Olson

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Trauma-Informed Care in the Massachusetts Child Trauma Project, Jessica Dym Bartlett, Beth Barto, Jessica L. Griffin, Jenifer Goldman Fraser, Hilary Hodgdon, and Ruth Bodian

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Memantine improves buprenorphine/naloxone treatment for opioid dependent young adults, Gerardo Gonzalez, Gregory J. DiGirolamo, Mauricio Romero-Gonzalez, David Smelson, Douglas M. Ziedonis, and Monika Kolodziej

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Integrating Recovery-Oriented Practices for Individuals with Co-Occurring Disorders: With Tobacco & Schizophrenia Case Example, Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Weight Loss and CVD Risk Management, Carl E. Fulwiler, Judson A. Brewer, Sinead Sinott, and Eric Loucks

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An Elective in College Mental Health for Training Adult Psychiatry Residents in Young Adult Psychiatry, Daniel Kirsch, Mirjana Domakonda, Leonard A. Doerfler, and Mary S. Ahn

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Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Annual Report to the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health 2014-2015, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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Appealing Features of Vocational Support Services for Hispanic and non-Hispanic Transition Age Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Health Conditions, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Jonathan Delman, Colleen E. McKay, and Lisa M. Smith

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Standardized Screening for Mental Health Needs of Detained Youths from Various Ethnic Origins: The Dutch Massachusetts Youth Screening Instrument-Second Version (MAYSI-2), Olivier F. Colins, Thomas Grisso, Pauline Vahl, Laura Guy, Eva Mulder, Natasja Hornby, Christine Pronk, Monica Markus, Theo Doreleijers, and Robert Vermeiren

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Attitudes toward Substance Abuse Clients: An Empirical Study of Clinical Psychology Trainees, Chandra R. Mundon, Melissa L. Anderson, and Lisa M. Najavits

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Feasibility Study for Demonstration of Supported Education to Promote Educational Attainment and Employment among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness: Final Report, Heather Ringelsen, Amy Ryder-Burge, Marsha Langer Ellison, Kathleen Biebel, and Shums Alikhan

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Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, and the Transition to Adulthood: A Review of Service System Involvement and Unmet Needs in the U.S, Kristyn Zajac, Ashli J. Sheidow, and Maryann Davis

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Adapting IPS for Young Adults: The Threshold Study, Marsha Langer Ellison, Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, and Gary R. Bond

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Be Ready: Tips for Working with Deaf Individuals for Clinics, Hospitals, and Emergency Providers, Wyatte Hall and John Lestina Jr.

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Multimodal imaging measures predict rearrest, Vaughn R. Steele, Eric D. Claus, Eyal Aharoni, Gina M. Vincent, Vince D. Calhoun, and Kent A. Kiehl

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Implementation of Mindfulness Training for Mental Health Staff: Organizational Context and Stakeholder Perspectives, Jay Bryon, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Caroline McGrath, Jean A. Frazier, Fernando de Torrijos, and Carl E. Fulwiler

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Cue-induced craving in patients with cocaine use disorder predicts cognitive control deficits toward cocaine cues, Gregory J. DiGirolamo, David Smelson, and Nathan Guevremont

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Hippocampal volume reduction in female but not male recent abstinent methamphetamine users, Jiang Du, Meina Quan, Wenxu Zhuang, Na Zhong, Haifeng Jiang, David N. Kennedy, Amy Harrington, Douglas M. Ziedonis, Xiaoduo Fan, and Min Zhao

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Preliminary needs assessment of mobile technology use for healthcare among homeless veterans, D. Keith McInnes, Gemmae M. Fix, Jeffrey L. Solomon, Beth Ann Petrakis, Leon Sawh, and David A. Smelson

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Behavioral Health Care Needs, Detention-Based Care, and Criminal Recidivism at Community Reentry From Juvenile Detention: A Multisite Survival Curve Analysis, Matthew C. Aalsma, Laura M. White, Katherine S. Lau L, Anthony Perkins, Patrick Monahan, and Thomas Grisso

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The Limits of Person-centered Care, Charles W. Lidz