Health Services Research

Teen girl

Researchers in this area are identifying and remediating gaps in the care of young people struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. Their goals are to more accurately and rapidly identify youth who do not receive needed care; to more effectively extend treatment through new clinical programs and novel policies; and to more rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of treatments currently provided in the community and uncover opportunities for improvement

Adolescent Substance Abuse

Current Studies

  • Epidemiology of Adolescent Substance Use Treatment
    This study is examining clinical, demographic, community, and provider factors which influence substance use treatment entry and retention in a national epidemiologic sample of over 10,000 US adolescents aged 13-18.
    Principal InvestigatorBrady Case, MD

  • Comparison of DSM-IV and -5 Substance Use Disorder Criteria in US Youth
    This study is comparing the prevalence of substance use symptoms and disorders in a national epidemiologic sample of US adolescents using existing DSM-IV and proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and is assessing diagnostic agreement between these criteria.
    Principal InvestigatorBrady Case, MD