905 West Main Street, DUMC Box 3071, Durham, NC 27710
DUMC 3071, Durham, NC 27710
At the Services Effectiveness Research Program, I am a co-investigator, analyst, and manager for projects on mental health/substance use services and policy research. Our group conducts longitudinal studies of criminal justice outcomes and crisis-driven service utilization to assess the effects of policies (e.g., mental health-based firearms disqualification) and services (e.g., medication-assisted treatment for substance dependence). We also collaborate with community partners to study and promote the use of psychiatric advance directives. My research interests center on the conceptualization of illness and recovery by people with behavioral disorders, specifically the extent to which they endorse and identify with biologically-based explanatory models. My dissertation was on how women with eating disorders understand and interpret the idea that genes play a role in eating disorders.
Medication-Assisted Treatment for Alcohol-Dependent Adults With Serious Mental Illness and Criminal Justice Involvement: Effects on Treatment Utilization and Outcomes.
Informing Federal Policy on Firearm Restrictions for Veterans with Fiduciaries: Risk Indicators in the Post-Deployment Mental Health Study.
Associations between pharmacotherapy for opioid dependence and clinical and criminal justice outcomes among adults with co-occurring serious mental illness.
Facilitation of Psychiatric Advance Directives by Peers and Clinicians on Assertive Community Treatment Teams.
Implementation and effectiveness of connecticut's risk-based gun removal law: Does it prevent suicides?Read Full Text
Gun Violence, Mental Illness, And Laws That Prohibit Gun Possession: Evidence From Two Florida Counties.
Influence of Criminal Justice Involvement and Psychiatric Diagnoses on Treatment Costs Among Adults With Serious Mental Illness.
Interpreting genetics in the context of eating disorders: evidence of disease, not diversity.
"Not all my fault": genetics, stigma, and personal responsibility for women with eating disorders.
"That's a good question": university researchers' views on ownership and retention of human genetic specimens.
Freedom in speech: Freedom and liberty in U.S. presidential campaign discourse, 1952–2004Read Full Text
Clinical trials and medical care: defining the therapeutic misconception.
"Una mujer trabaja doble aqui": Vignette-based focus groups on stress and work for Latina blue-collar women in eastern North Carolina.
The many meanings of care in clinical research.
Therapeutic misconception in early phase gene transfer trials.
Consent forms and the therapeutic misconception: the example of gene transfer research.
Uncertain benefit: investigators' views and communications in early phase gene transfer trials.
Confidentiality: more than a linkage file and a locked drawer.