Funded Projects

Project # Project Title Sort descending Research Focus Area Research Program Administering IC(s) Institution(s) Investigator(s) Location(s) Year Awarded
3UG1DA040316-05S5
A Foundation to Examine Reasons for Discontinuation for Buprenorphine Care in the Veterans Health Administration Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH INSTITUTE BART, GAVIN; JOSEPH, ANNE Minneapolis, MN 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

This health care data mining study analyzes existing Veterans Health Administration data sets to examine patient and organizational characteristics associated with buprenorphine termination during outpatient OUD treatment. This project will generate data useful for predictive modeling on how to implement targeted approaches to improve retention in OUD treatment. An objective is to identify patient, provider and system targets to reduce unnecessary or inappropriate discontinuation of buprenorphine care. These analyses are critical for establishing initial constructs to evaluate reasons for treatment discontinuation based upon patient, provider and system factors in different health care settings.

3UG1DA040316-04S3
A Foundation to Examine Reasons for Discontinuation for Buprenorphine Care in the Veterans Health Administration Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH INSTITUTE BART, GAVIN; JOSEPH, ANNE Minneapolis, MN 2018
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

This health care data mining study analyzes existing Veterans Health Administration data sets to examine patient and organizational characteristics associated with buprenorphine termination during outpatient OUD treatment. This project will generate data useful for predictive modeling on how to implement targeted approaches to improve retention in OUD treatment. An objective is to identify patient, provider and system targets to reduce unnecessary or inappropriate discontinuation of buprenorphine care. These analyses are critical for establishing initial constructs to evaluate reasons for treatment discontinuation based upon patient, provider and system factors in different health care settings.

3UG1DA015831-18S4
Ancillary Study of the Adoption and Sustainability of ED-Initiated Buprenorphine Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA MCLEAN HOSPITAL WEISS, ROGER D.; CARROLL, KATHLEEN M. Belmont, MA 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

For many reasons, the emergency department (ED) is a critical venue to initiate opioid use disorder (OUD) interventions. ED patients have a disproportionately high prevalence of substance use disorders and are at an elevated risk of overdose, and many do not access health care elsewhere. Despite this, OUD interventions are rarely initiated in EDs. The Emergency Department Connection to Care with Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder study (CTN-0079) will assess the feasibility, acceptability and impact of introducing clinical protocols for screening for OUD, buprenorphine treatment initiation, and referral for ongoing treatment in ED settings with high need, limited resources and different staffing structures. This extension study will use the existing infrastructure to evaluate the adoption and sustainability of the clinical protocols introduced at each of the study sites and to identify factors influencing their diffusion and effectiveness.

3UG1DA040309-05S3
Ancillary Study of the Adoption and Sustainability of ED-Initiated Buprenorphine Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA DARTMOUTH COLLEGE MARSCH, LISA A. Hanover, NH 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

For many reasons, the emergency department (ED) is a critical venue to initiate opioid use disorder (OUD) interventions. ED patients have a disproportionately high prevalence of substance use disorders and are at an elevated risk of overdose, and many do not access health care elsewhere. Despite this, OUD interventions are rarely initiated in EDs. The Emergency Department Connection to Care with Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder study (CTN-0079) will assess the feasibility, acceptability and impact of introducing clinical protocols for screening for OUD, buprenorphine treatment initiation, and referral for ongoing treatment in ED settings with high need, limited resources and different staffing structures. This extension study will use the existing infrastructure to evaluate the adoption and sustainability of the clinical protocols introduced at each of the study sites and to identify factors influencing their diffusion and effectiveness.


Ancillary Study of the Adoption and Sustainability of ED-Initiated Buprenorphine Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA Emmes Corporation VanVeldhuisen, Paul Rockville, MD 2019
FOA Number:
Summary:

For many reasons, the emergency department (ED) is a critical venue to initiate opioid use disorder (OUD) interventions. ED patients have a disproportionately high prevalence of substance use disorders and are at an elevated risk of overdose, and many do not access health care elsewhere. Despite this, OUD interventions are rarely initiated in EDs. The Emergency Department Connection to Care with Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder study (CTN-0079) will assess the feasibility, acceptability and impact of introducing clinical protocols for screening for OUD, buprenorphine treatment initiation, and referral for ongoing treatment in ED settings with high need, limited resources and different staffing structures. This extension study will use the existing infrastructure to evaluate the adoption and sustainability of the clinical protocols introduced at each of the study sites and to identify factors influencing their diffusion and effectiveness.

3UG1DA013035-18S4
Ancillary Study of the Adoption and Sustainability of ED-Initiated Buprenorphine Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ROTROSEN, JOHN P; NUNES, EDWARD V. New York, NY 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

For many reasons, the emergency department (ED) is a critical venue to initiate opioid use disorder (OUD) interventions. ED patients have a disproportionately high prevalence of substance use disorders and are at an elevated risk of overdose, and many do not access health care elsewhere. Despite this, OUD interventions are rarely initiated in EDs. The Emergency Department Connection to Care with Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder study (CTN-0079) will assess the feasibility, acceptability and impact of introducing clinical protocols for screening for OUD, buprenorphine treatment initiation, and referral for ongoing treatment in ED settings with high need, limited resources and different staffing structures. This extension study will use the existing infrastructure to evaluate the adoption and sustainability of the clinical protocols introduced at each of the study sites and to identify factors influencing their diffusion and effectiveness.

1UG1DA049436-01
Appalachian Node Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT PITTSBURGH LIEBSCHUTZ, JANE M; FEINBERG, JUDITH E Pittsburgh, PA 2019
FOA Title: The National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (UG1 Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: RFA-DA-19-008
Summary:

The Appalachian Node of NIDA Clinical Trials Network (CTN) will address clinical research questions that arise from Central Appalachia, an epicenter of the current opioid epidemic. Its rural geography, culture of independence, strained economy, and lack of access to substance use treatment have all contributed to the epidemic. The three aims of the node are to (1) conduct multi-site trials that address the current opioid crisis, with an emphasis on conducting studies among rural and other underserved populations; (2) propose studies to test innovative uses of existing resources to implement evidence-based practices that will extend state-of-the-art care into resource-poor regions, both rural and urban; and (3) disseminate CTN findings to regional payers and policymakers, practitioners, and the community. Proposed studies built on the work of node investigators include “Serious Bacterial Infections Related to Injection Drug Use: Quality Metrics and Intervention” and “Pharmacist-Assisted Buprenorphine Treatment,” among others.

3UG1DA040316-04S4
Clinic-Randomized Trial of Clinical Decision Support for Opioid Use Disorders in Medical Settings Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH INSTITUTE BART, GAVIN; JOSEPH, ANNE Minneapolis, MN 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

There is a significant treatment gap between patients diagnosed with OUD and those who seek treatment, and only a small proportion of those seeking treatment receive MOUD. Primary care is the most common point of health care contact in the U.S. and is an important venue to address stigma, improve access to treatment and improve quality of care. Over the past decade, electronic health record (EHR)-linked Web-based point-of-care clinical decision support (CDS) systems designed to improve quality of chronic disease care have become increasingly sophisticated and successful. A Web-based and EHR-integrated OUD CDS system to offer expert guidance to primary care providers (PCPs) on the diagnosis and management of OUD was developed and piloted. This project will implement the OUD clinical decision support system in three large diverse health care systems and randomize a minimum of 30 clinics to receive the OUD-CDS intervention or usual care (UC). The project will evaluate the impact of OUD CDS on practice process measures and patient outcomes. The study will also prepare for scalability and dissemination by evaluating facilitators and barriers to implementation, determining the costs of implementation and maintenance and assessing the short-term cost impacts of the OUD-CDS.

3UG1DA040316-05S2
Clinic-Randomized Trial of Clinical Decision Support for Opioid Use Disorders in Medical Settings Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH INSTITUTE BART, GAVIN; JOSEPH, ANNE Minneapolis, MN 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

There is a significant treatment gap between patients diagnosed with OUD and those who seek treatment, and only a small proportion of those seeking treatment receive MOUD. Primary care is the most common point of health care contact in the U.S. and is an important venue to address stigma, improve access to treatment and improve quality of care. Over the past decade, electronic health record (EHR)-linked Web-based point-of-care clinical decision support (CDS) systems designed to improve quality of chronic disease care have become increasingly sophisticated and successful. A Web-based and EHR-integrated OUD CDS system to offer expert guidance to primary care providers (PCPs) on the diagnosis and management of OUD was developed and piloted. This project will implement the OUD clinical decision support system in three large diverse health care systems and randomize a minimum of 30 clinics to receive the OUD-CDS intervention or usual care (UC). The project will evaluate the impact of OUD CDS on practice process measures and patient outcomes. The study will also prepare for scalability and dissemination by evaluating facilitators and barriers to implementation, determining the costs of implementation and maintenance and assessing the short-term cost impacts of the OUD-CDS.


Clinic-Randomized Trial of Clinical Decision Support for Opioid Use Disorders in Medical Settings Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA Emmes Corporation VanVeldhuisen, Paul Rockville, MD 2019
FOA Number:
Summary:

There is a significant treatment gap between patients diagnosed with OUD and those who seek treatment, and only a small proportion of those seeking treatment receive MOUD. Primary care is the most common point of health care contact in the U.S. and is an important venue to address stigma, improve access to treatment and improve quality of care. Over the past decade, electronic health record (EHR)-linked Web-based point-of-care clinical decision support (CDS) systems designed to improve quality of chronic disease care have become increasingly sophisticated and successful. A Web-based and EHR-integrated OUD CDS system to offer expert guidance to primary care providers (PCPs) on the diagnosis and management of OUD was developed and piloted. This project will implement the OUD clinical decision support system in three large diverse health care systems and randomize a minimum of 30 clinics to receive the OUD-CDS intervention or usual care (UC). The project will evaluate the impact of OUD CDS on practice process measures and patient outcomes. The study will also prepare for scalability and dissemination by evaluating facilitators and barriers to implementation, determining the costs of implementation and maintenance and assessing the short-term cost impacts of the OUD-CDS.

3UG1DA040316-05S3
Clinic-Randomized Trial of Clinical Decision Support for Opioid Use Disorders in Medical Settings Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA HENNEPIN HEALTHCARE RESEARCH INSTITUTE BART, GAVIN; JOSEPH, ANNE Minneapolis, MN 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

There is a significant treatment gap between patients diagnosed with OUD and those who seek treatment, and only a small proportion of those seeking treatment receive MOUD. Primary care is the most common point of health care contact in the U.S. and is an important venue to address stigma, improve access to treatment and improve quality of care. Over the past decade, electronic health record (EHR)-linked Web-based point-of-care clinical decision support (CDS) systems designed to improve quality of chronic disease care have become increasingly sophisticated and successful. A Web-based and EHR-integrated OUD CDS system to offer expert guidance to primary care providers (PCPs) on the diagnosis and management of OUD was developed and piloted. This project will implement the OUD clinical decision support system in three large diverse health care systems and randomize a minimum of 30 clinics to receive the OUD-CDS intervention or usual care (UC). The project will evaluate the impact of OUD CDS on practice process measures and patient outcomes. The study will also prepare for scalability and dissemination by evaluating facilitators and barriers to implementation, determining the costs of implementation and maintenance and assessing the short-term cost impacts of the OUD-CDS.

3UG1DA013714-18S4
CLINICAL TRIALS NETWORK: PACIFIC NORTHWEST NODE Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DONOVAN, DENNIS; HATCH-MAILLETTE, MARY AKIKO Seattle, WA 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
DA013727-19S1
CTN Workforce Development Program Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA Medical University of South Carolina Brady, Kathleen Charleston, SC 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

The opioid epidemic has increased the demand for a research workforce with the necessary expertise and skills to conceptualize and carry out studies to expand and improve treatment options for opioid use disorders (OUDs). In particular, as the NIDA-funded Clinical Trials Network (CTN) expands the number of nodes and takes on additional studies as part of the HEAL Initiative, the need for an increasing number of staff who are familiar with the CTN research environment is amplified, and opportunities to provide a platform for training new investigators interested in the OUD area are increased. The CTN Research workforce development and dissemination program will provide multi-modal training, including didactic, experiential, and mentoring, to prepare research staff (regulatory personnel, study coordinators, project managers), post-doctoral fellows and faculty from a variety of disciplines (MD, PhD, PharmD, Nurse Practitioners, etc.) to participate in HEAL Initiative studies being conducted within the CTN.


Culturally Centered MAT for OUD Implementation Facilitation for Primary Care and Addiction Treatment Programs Serving American Indian/Alaska Natives Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA Emmes Corporation VanVeldhuisen, Paul Rockville, MD 2019
FOA Number:
Summary:

The U.S. is in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic. Since 1999, the number of overdose (OD) deaths involving opioids has quadrupled. These trends are magnified among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) compared to other racial/ethnic groups. AI/ANs are second only to Whites in the rate of OD mortality (8/100,000 versus 12/100,000 deaths, respectively). Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD; i.e., methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone) are considered the most effective treatment, reducing mortality and increasing abstinence and retention. However, numerous barriers limit the uptake of medications for OUD in tribal communities and within urban treatment settings serving AI/AN individuals. This is a two-phase formative research study to develop and test an implementation intervention for programs to provide medications to treat OUD specifically with AI/AN consumers. The objective of Phase I (12 months) is to develop a culturally centered implementation intervention to integrate medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) into health care/addiction specialty settings. The objective of Phase II (24 months) is to conduct a preliminary test of the implementation intervention at four sites serving AI/AN communities. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods will be used throughout both phases. This study will help with decreasing stigma and increase the utilization of MOUD in health care settings that serve AI/AN populations.

3UG1DA013714-17S5
Culturally Centered Medication for OUD (MOUD) Implementation Facilitation for Primary Care and Addiction Treatment Programs Serving American Indian/Alaska Natives Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DONOVAN, DENNIS; HATCH-MAILLETTE, MARY AKIKO Seattle, WA 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

The U.S. is in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic. Since 1999, the number of overdose (OD) deaths involving opioids has quadrupled. These trends are magnified among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) compared to other racial/ethnic groups. AI/ANs are second only to Whites in the rate of OD mortality (8/100,000 versus 12/100,000 deaths, respectively). Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD; i.e., methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone) are considered the most effective treatment, reducing mortality and increasing abstinence and retention. However, numerous barriers limit the uptake of medications for OUD in tribal communities and within urban treatment settings serving AI/AN individuals. This is a two-phase formative research study to develop and test an implementation intervention for programs to provide medications to treat OUD specifically with AI/AN consumers. The objective of Phase I (12 months) is to develop a culturally centered implementation intervention to integrate medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) into health care/addiction specialty settings. The objective of Phase II (24 months) is to conduct a preliminary test of the implementation intervention at four sites serving AI/AN communities. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods will be used throughout both phases. This study will help with decreasing stigma and increase the utilization of MOUD in health care settings that serve AI/AN populations.

3UG1DA013035-18S6
Culturally Centered Medication for OUD (MOUD) Implementation Facilitation for Primary Care and Addiction Treatment Programs Serving American Indian/Alaska Natives Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ROTROSEN, JOHN P; NUNES, EDWARD V. New York, NY 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

The U.S. is in the midst of a devastating opioid epidemic. Since 1999, the number of overdose (OD) deaths involving opioids has quadrupled. These trends are magnified among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) compared to other racial/ethnic groups. AI/ANs are second only to Whites in the rate of OD mortality (8/100,000 versus 12/100,000 deaths, respectively). Medications for opioid use disorder (OUD; i.e., methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone) are considered the most effective treatment, reducing mortality and increasing abstinence and retention. However, numerous barriers limit the uptake of medications for OUD in tribal communities and within urban treatment settings serving AI/AN individuals. This is a two-phase formative research study to develop and test an implementation intervention for programs to provide medications to treat OUD specifically with AI/AN consumers. The objective of Phase I (12 months) is to develop a culturally centered implementation intervention to integrate medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) into health care/addiction specialty settings. The objective of Phase II (24 months) is to conduct a preliminary test of the implementation intervention at four sites serving AI/AN communities. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods will be used throughout both phases. This study will help with decreasing stigma and increase the utilization of MOUD in health care settings that serve AI/AN populations.

3UG1DA013034-20S2
DC Research Infrastructure Building & Initiative to Reach, Engage, and Retain in MOUD Patients with OUD Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY BIGELOW, GEORGE; SCHWARTZ, ROBERT P Baltimore, MD 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

The opioid overdose epidemic is increasingly affecting urban, poor and predominantly minority populations in the U.S., including Washington, D.C., as indicated by rapidly increasing overdoses clustered in medically underserved, economically disadvantaged, largely African American areas of the District and many of the nation’s other largest cities. This study seeks to (1) develop, implement and conduct a preliminary evaluation of an integrated, community-based collaborative care model, employing peer recovery coaches and telepsychiatry services, to improve utilization and effectiveness of MOUD in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and (2) use a community-based participatory research approach to develop, implement and conduct a preliminary evaluation of outreach, engagement and recovery support interventions in nontraditional community settings (e.g., grassroots community groups, churches or religious organizations, soup kitchens, black barber shops or nail or hair salons).

3UG1DA013034-19S3
DC Research Infrastructure Building & Initiative to Reach, Engage, and Retain in MOUD Patients with OUD Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA Johns Hopkins University STITZER, MAXINE L; SCHWARTZ, ROBERT Baltimore, MD 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

The opioid overdose epidemic is increasingly affecting urban, poor and predominantly minority populations in the U.S., including Washington, D.C., as indicated by rapidly increasing overdoses clustered in medically underserved, economically disadvantaged, largely African American areas of the District and many of the nation’s other largest cities. This study seeks to (1) develop, implement and conduct a preliminary evaluation of an integrated, community-based collaborative care model, employing peer recovery coaches and telepsychiatry services, to improve utilization and effectiveness of MOUD in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and (2) use a community-based participatory research approach to develop, implement and conduct a preliminary evaluation of outreach, engagement and recovery support interventions in nontraditional community settings (e.g., grassroots community groups, churches or religious organizations, soup kitchens, black barber shops or nail or hair salons).

DA013714-17S5
Derivation and Validation of New Measurement-Based Care Tools Derived from the Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM) Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA University of Washington Donovan, Dennis Seattle, WA 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

Given the severity of the current opioid crisis, there is a pressing need to maximize the effectiveness of our interventions and increase retention in medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment. Measurement-based care (MBC), in which patient progress is regularly and systematically assessed to aid in treatment decisions, is a promising approach. Assessment tools are needed that can be administered quickly and that yield information that can be used to suggest improvements in treatment. In this study, the Investigator will conduct a series of analyses with data from the Brief Addiction Monitor (BAM), which has been selected for a national MBC initiative within the Veterans Administration. The goal of the work will be to derive and validate two new scales from the BAM. One scale is intended for use in opioid use disorder (OUD) specialty care programs. The second version is intended for use in primary care–based MOUD.

3UG1DA040314-05S5
Determining the Optimal Duration of Buprenorphine Treatment to Reduce the Risk of Relapse, Overdose, and Mortality Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA KAISER FOUNDATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE CAMPBELL, CYNTHIA I; BRADLEY, KATHARINE ANTHONY; WEISNER, CONSTANCE M. Oakland, CA 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

This study seeks to address the priority of the optimal duration of buprenorphine treatment to reduce the risk of relapse, overdose and mortality outcomes using observational data. Answering this question with a randomized trial raises ethical concerns. Observational studies with large datasets can address these important questions relatively quickly. At the same time, observational studies pose their own methodologic challenges related to confounding, misclassification of exposure and outcome, and informative loss to follow-up. This study will identify and quantify the potential for these sources of bias and then conduct analyses to address the questions of interest (risk of relapse, overdose and mortality).

3UG1DA040314-05S4
Developing a Prescription Opioid Registry Across Diverse Health Systems Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA KAISER FOUNDATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE CAMPBELL, CYNTHIA I; BRADLEY, KATHARINE ANTHONY; WEISNER, CONSTANCE M. Oakland, CA 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

The opioid crisis continues its highly negative impact, with more than 49,000 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines for opioid prescribing that included opioid dosing and risk mitigation strategies, and health systems implemented similar initiatives even earlier. This has resulted in a quickly changing and more conservative prescribing environment. National data indicate the number of prescriptions has fallen between 2013 and 2016. Registries and electronic health record (EHR) data are increasingly cited as valuable resources to address critical research questions on opioid use with high efficiency. To our knowledge, no investigators have established an EHR-based prescription opioid registry across several diverse health systems with common data algorithms with the flexibility to address multiple questions. The goal of the proposed research is to develop a prescription opioid registry across 10 diverse health systems with harmonized EHR data from years 2012-2018 and leverage it to answer several key “next-step” research questions in response to the opioid crisis. The registry will include medications prescribed for treatment of OUD, including buprenorphine products.

3UG1DA040314-04S3
Developing a Prescription Opioid Registry Across Diverse Health Systems Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA KAISER FOUNDATION RESEARCH INSTITUTE CAMPBELL, CYNTHIA I; BRADLEY, KATHARINE ANTHONY; WEISNER, CONSTANCE M. Oakland, CA 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

The opioid crisis continues its highly negative impact, with more than 49,000 opioid-related overdose deaths in 2017. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines for opioid prescribing that included opioid dosing and risk mitigation strategies, and health systems implemented similar initiatives even earlier. This has resulted in a quickly changing and more conservative prescribing environment. National data indicate the number of prescriptions has fallen between 2013 and 2016. Registries and electronic health record (EHR) data are increasingly cited as valuable resources to address critical research questions on opioid use with high efficiency. To our knowledge, no investigators have established an EHR-based prescription opioid registry across several diverse health systems with common data algorithms with the flexibility to address multiple questions. The goal of the proposed research is to develop a prescription opioid registry across 10 diverse health systems with harmonized EHR data from years 2012-2018 and leverage it to answer several key “next-step” research questions in response to the opioid crisis. The registry will include medications prescribed for treatment of OUD, including buprenorphine products.

3UG1DA049436-02S2
Developing an intervention to address intersecting prescription opioid and chronic pain stigma in cancer survivors Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AT PITTSBURGH LIEBSCHUTZ, JANE M. Pittsburgh, PA 2020
FOA Title: HEAL Initiative: Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) regarding the Availability of Administrative Supplements to Support Strategies to Reduce Stigma in Pain Management and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Treatment
FOA Number: NOT-OD-20-101
Summary:

While advances in cancer treatment have increased survival rates, these patients often suffer from chronic cancer pain. Prescription opioids are often prescribed during active cancer treatment, but their long-term use for chronic cancer pain is associated with risk for opioid use disorder and risk for stigmatization associated with emotional distress, suboptimal health behaviors and coping strategies, and difficult patient-provider communication. This study aims to conduct qualitative interviews exploring prescription opioid and chronic pain stigma in cancer survivors with moderate-to-severe pain, caregivers, and clinicians who treat patients with chronic cancer pain, including oncologists, primary care providers, pain management specialists, and palliative care physicians. An analysis of potential contributors to stigma in cancer survivors will be completed to support development of multi-level behavioral interventions to reduce stigma and explore long-term health outcomes from such interventions.


Emergency Department-INitiated bupreNOrphine and VAlidaTIOn Network Trial (ED-INNOVATION) Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA Emmes Corporation VanVeldhuisen, Paul Rockville, MD 2019
FOA Number:
Summary:

Emergency department (ED)-initiated buprenorphine/naloxone (BUP) with referral for ongoing BUP is superior to referral alone in engaging patients with untreated opioid use disorder (OUD) in treatment at 30 days and is cost-effective. However, logistical barriers exist in translating research into practice. New BUP formulations such as the extended-release injectable BUP (CAM2038, XR-BUP) hold promise in addressing many of the barriers more effectively than sublingual buprenorphine (SL-BUP) by treating the patients’ symptoms for up to seven days. This study will recruit, train and provide resources to 30 ED sites throughout the U.S. using implementation facilitation strategies to address stigma and provide ED-initiated BUP for patients presenting with OUD who are not receiving medications for OUD. Once implementation is adequately achieved, the sites will conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to compare the effectiveness of SL-BUP versus XR-BUP on ED patients’ engagement in formal addiction treatment seven days after their ED visit. In addition, in an ancillary component of the study, the use of XR-BUP will be assessed in ED patients with Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS) scores of

3UG1DA013035-18S3
Emergency Department-INitiated bupreNOrphine and VAlidaTIOn Network Trial (ED-INNOVATION) Translation of Research to Practice for the Treatment of Opioid Addiction Enhancing the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network to Address Opioids NIDA NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ROTROSEN, JOHN P; NUNES, EDWARD V. New York, NY 2019
FOA Title: Administrative Supplements to Existing NIH Grants and Cooperative Agreements (Parent Admin Supp Clinical Trial Optional)
FOA Number: PA-18-591
Summary:

Emergency department (ED)-initiated buprenorphine/naloxone (BUP) with referral for ongoing BUP is superior to referral alone in engaging patients with untreated opioid use disorder (OUD) in treatment at 30 days and is cost-effective. However, logistical barriers exist in translating research into practice. New BUP formulations such as the extended-release injectable BUP (CAM2038, XR-BUP) hold promise in addressing many of the barriers more effectively than sublingual buprenorphine (SL-BUP) by treating the patients’ symptoms for up to seven days. This study will recruit, train and provide resources to 30 ED sites throughout the U.S. using implementation facilitation strategies to address stigma and provide ED-initiated BUP for patients presenting with OUD who are not receiving medications for OUD. Once implementation is adequately achieved, the sites will conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to compare the effectiveness of SL-BUP versus XR-BUP on ED patients’ engagement in formal addiction treatment seven days after their ED visit. In addition, in an ancillary component of the study, the use of XR-BUP will be assessed in ED patients with Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scale (COWS) scores of