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NEW ADVANCED METHODS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH TRAINING VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE!

"Building Effective Adaptive Interventions in Mental Health Services Research" -  Dr. Nicholas Seewald, PhD

"Using Difference-in-Differences in Mental Health Services Research" - Ms. Elizabeth Stone, MSPH, PhD candidate

"Methods for Combining Experimental and Population Data to Estimate Population Average Treatment Effects" - Dr. Elizabeth Stuart, PhD

THE JOHNS HOPKINS ALACRITY CENTER IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE 2020 PILOT GRANT AWARDEES:

Dr. Sachini Bandara, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pilot Grant Title: Community Reentry After Incarceration for Adults with Serious Mental Illness: Identifying Policy Opportunities

Dr. Karly Murphy, Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pilot Grant Title: Identification of Patient, Provider, and Health System Factors Associated with Gaps in Preventive and Chronic Disease Care Delivery for Persons with Serious Mental Illness

Dr. Johannes Thrul, Assistant Professor, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Pilot Grant Title: Developing and Pilot Testing a Remote Smoking Cessation Digital Therapeutic for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness

Recent News

  • Stacy Goldsholl and Benjamin Eidman's presentation, "Tobacco smoking cessation treatment for persons with mental illness," has been accepted for an oral presentation at the NAMI Maryland Conference (October 14-15, 2022)
  • Todd Chang's abstract, "A data-driven simulation tool for reflection and evaluation of the implementation of a smoking cessation program for people with serious mental illness" has been accepted for a poster presentation at the 15th Annual AcademyHealth D&I Conference (December 11-14, 2022)
  • Wanyu Huang's abstract, "Uncovering the added benefits of group therapy in a smoking cessation program for persons with serious mental illness through an analysis of peer influence" has been accepted for a poster presentation at the 15th Annual AcademyHealth D&I Conference (December 11-14, 2022)
  • Dr. Bernadette Cullen was promoted to Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Dr. Lisa Cooper was selected as one of the recipients of the American Heart Association's 2022 Distinguished Scientist Award
  • Elizabeth Stone received the NIH Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Stuart received an Excellence in Teaching award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for instruction in her class ‘Causal Inference in Medicine and Public Health’ during the most recent term.
  • Dr. Johannes Thrul received an Excellence in Teaching award from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for instruction in his class ‘Mobile Health Research in Public Mental Health’ during the most recent term
  • Drs. Gail Daumit, Beth McGinty, Christina Yuan, & Joe Gennusa hosted a symposium presentation on "Advancing strategies to scale-up evidence-based interventions to improve the cardiovascular health of people with serious mental illness” at August's National Institute of Mental Health Conference on Mental Health Services Research. The symposium included a discussion with ALACRITY Center External Advisory Board Member, Dr. Benjamin Druss, on addressing the challenges of real-world implementation following the presentation.
  • Dr. Sachini Bandara received the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's 2022 Faculty Innovation Fund Award for her proposal “Evaluating state policies that restrict SNAP for people with prior drug convictions.”
  • Stacy Goldsholl's abstract, "Perceived Benefits and Challenges of Participating in a Behavioral Weight Loss Intervention for Youth with Mental Illness” was displayed as a poster presentation at the 2022 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting

Recent Publications

Scaling Interventions to Manage Chronic Disease: Innovative Methods at the Intersection of Health Policy Research and Implementation Science

McGinty EE, Seewald NJ, Bandara S, Cerdá M, Daumit GL, Eisenberg MD, Griffin BA, Igusa T, Jackson JW, Kennedy-Hendricks A, Marsteller J, Miech EJ, Purtle J, Schmid I, Schuler MS, Yuan CT, Stuart EA. Scaling Interventions to Manage Chronic Disease: Innovative Methods at the Intersection of Health Policy Research and Implementation Science. Prev Sci. 2022 Sep 1. doi: 10.1007/s11121-022-01427-8. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36048400.

 

Physical Activity Levels and Screen Time among Youth with Overweight/Obesity Using Mental Health Services

Jerome GJ, Fink T, Brady T, Young DR, Dickerson FB, Goldsholl S, Findling RL, Stepanova EA, Scheimann A, Dalcin AT, Terry A, Gennusa J, Cook C, Daumit GL, Wang NY. Physical Activity Levels and Screen Time among Youth with Overweight/Obesity Using Mental Health Services. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 Feb 17;19(4):2261. doi: 10.3390/ijerph19042261. PMID: 35206449; PMCID: PMC8871648.

 

Scaling Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve the Cardiovascular Health of People With Serious Mental Illness

Yuan CT, McGinty EE, Dalcin A, Goldsholl S, Dickerson F, Gudzune KA, Jerome GJ, Thompson DA, Murphy KA, Minahan E, Daumit GL. Scaling Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve the Cardiovascular Health of People With Serious Mental Illness. Front Psychiatry. 2022 Feb 4;13:793146. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.793146. PMID: 35185650; PMCID: PMC8855048.

 

Determining Predictors of Weight Loss in a Behavioral Intervention: A case study in the use of Lasso regression

Lupton-Smith C, Stuart EA, McGinty EE, Dalcin AT, Jerome GJ, Wang NY, Daumit GL. Determining Predictors of Weight Loss in a Behavioral Intervention: A Case Study in the Use of Lasso Regression. Front Psychiatry. 2022 Feb 3;12:707707. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.707707. PMID: 35185628; PMCID: PMC8850776.

 

Applying Care Coordination Principles to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in People With Serious Mental Illness: A Case Study Approach

Murphy KA, Dalcin A, McGinty EE, Goldsholl S, Heller A, Daumit GL. Applying Care Coordination Principles to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in People With Serious Mental Illness: A Case Study Approach. Front Psychiatry. 2021 Dec 22;12:742169. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2021.742169. PMID: 35002793; PMCID: PMC8727450.

 

Predictors of cancer screening among Black and White Maryland Medicaid enrollees with serious mental illness

Murphy KA, Daumit GL, McGinty EE, Stone EM, Kennedy-Hendricks A. Predictors of cancer screening among Black and White Maryland Medicaid enrollees with serious mental illness. Psychooncology. 2021 Sep 19. doi: 10.1002/pon.5815. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34541733.

 

Hospitalizations, Mechanical Ventilation, and Mortality After COVID-19 Among Adults With and Without Serious Mental Illness

Murphy KA, McGinty EE, Daumit GL. Hospitalization, Mechanical Ventilation, and Mortality after COVID-19 Among Adults With and Without Serious Mental Illness. Psychiatric Services. 2021 Jul 29:appips202100151. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202100151. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34320825

 

Improving Physical Health Among People With Serious Mental Illness: The Role of the Specialty Mental Health Sector

McGinty EE, Presskreischer R, Breslau J, Brown JD, Domino ME, Druss BG, Horvitz-Lennon M, Murphy KA, Pincus HA, Daumit GL. Improving Physical Health Among People With Serious Mental Illness: The Role of the Specialty Mental Health Sector. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Nov 1;72(11):1301-1310. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000768. Epub 2021 Jun 2. PMID: 34074150.

 

Experiences of Persons With Serious Mental Illness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dickerson F, Katsafanas E, Newman T, Origoni A, Rowe K, Squire A, Ziemann RS, Khushalani S, Yolken R. Experiences of Persons With Serious Mental Illness During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Jun 30:appips202100130. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202100130. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34189930.

 

Agent-Based Modeling for Implementation Research: An Application to Tobacco Smoking Cessation for Persons with Serious Mental Illness

Huang W, Chang CH, Stuart EA, Daumit GL, Wang NY, McGinty EE, Dickerson FB, Igusa T. Agent-Based Modeling for Implementation Research: An Application to Tobacco Smoking Cessation for Persons with Serious Mental Illness. Implement Res Pract. 2021 Jan-Dec;2:10.1177/26334895211010664. doi: 10.1177/26334895211010664. Epub 2021 Apr 29. PMID: 34308355; PMCID: PMC8297792.

Association Between Enrollment in Maryland’s Behavioral Health Homes and Use of Outpatient Mental Health Services

Presskreischer R, Kennedy-Hendricks A, Bandara S, Busch AB, Daumit GL, McGinty EE. Association Between Enrollment in Maryland's Behavioral Health Homes and Use of Outpatient Mental Health Services. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Nov 1;72(11):1337-1340. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.202000658. Epub 2021 May 21. PMID: 34015969.

 

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