North American- and globally-based cohorts of globally-renowned addiction medicine researchers and subject matter experts, along with their mentees/physicians-in-training, work together to move the field of addiction education research forward. The research team consists of the ATHP Research Staff, the ATHP FRRE Team, as well as all of the Trainees in the Substance Use and Mental Health Concentration at Public Health U. Collaborators and volunteers from around the world frequently join monthly meetings to contribute, mentor, and engage with specific projects carried out by the research team.
Our current objectives for the ATHP Research Institute are to:
- Improve addiction education and
- Encourage our fellows and trainees to engage in the field of addiction by supporting their development as researchers.
In addition to the work underway to publish results on education interventions, our Fellows and Trainees’ current projects include the implementation of Naloxone training in a medical program, choosing and beginning to test a screening tool for substance use disorders in a maternity clinic, increasing the number of sites for implementation of the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Concentration within public health programs, and research related to policies addressing controlled substances.