Addiction/Substance Abuse


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    January 6, 2021 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    December 21, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

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    October 23, 2020 | Recent Rollins Research Publications

    Read highlighted research published by our faculty this week.

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    August 20, 2020 | Appalachia Experiencing Substantial Access Issues to Proven Opioid Treatment

    Investigators found that nearly a quarter of all pharmacies in 12 Kentucky counties denied buprenorphine to people with prescriptions.

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    July 27, 2020 | Dr. Courtney Yarbrough Receives K01 to Study OUD Treatment Adoption Among Primary Care Providers

    Dr. Courtney R. Yarbrough, Rollins Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, has received a five-year professional development grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to further OUD research.

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    May 1, 2020 | Study Finds Pharmacies Are Under-Prescribing Buprenorphine in Rural Kentucky

    Hannah L. F. Cooper is lead author on a paper that looks at buprenorphine dispensing behaviors in rural Kentucky.

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    February 13, 2020 | Weekly Recap: Recent Publications

    Read about recent student and faculty publications.

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    December 13, 2019 | Three public health deans write commentary about vaping ban

    Authors argue vaping ban could hurt public health by eliminating a harm reduction tool for cigarette smokers

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    July 25, 2019 | Injury Prevention Research Center awarded $4.2 million by CDC

    The CDC has awarded $4.2 million over the next five years to fund the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory

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    December 10, 2018 | Dean Curran receives lifetime achievement award

    The Fulton County Board of Health recognized James W. Curran with a lifetime achievement award for his work in HIV/AIDS.

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    November 2, 2018 | Commentary argues for better-informed health interventions

    Researchers should consider lifetime likelihood of incarceration when developing HIV and substance abuse interventions for black men who have sex with men

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    October 19, 2018 | Hannah Cooper named chair in substance use disorders

    Hannah Cooper has been chosen as the first Rollins Chair in Substance Use Disorders

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    July 13, 2018 | Opioid epidemic fuels rise in infectious diseases

    Carlos del Rio chaired the NASEM workshop committee that released the report.

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    February 28, 2018 | Prediabetes heightens risk for cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease

    Researchers find patients with prediabetes at substantial risk for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease

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    January 8, 2018 | Study shows link between regular attendance at religious services and health and longevity

    Paper links regular attendance at religious services with improved health and lowered mortality

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    September 27, 2017 | NIH supports Emory tobacco control models in Eastern Europe

    Rollins researchers received a $1.5 million award from the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center to establish tobacco control models in low- and middle-income countries.

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    September 14, 2017 | Care2Hope project receives $1.16M grant from NIDA

    Research project received $1.16 million in funding over the next two years through a cooperative agreement with NIDA.

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    December 20, 2016 | Rollins researchers convene for regional conference on opioid epidemic

    Rollins hosts opioid conference- Opioid Epidemic: Crafting an Effective Public Health Response

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    October 17, 2016 | Emory receives record $574.6 million in external research funding for FY 2016

    Emory brings in $574.6 million in external research funding for FY 2016

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    July 12, 2016 | For HIV patients with substance use, patient navigation, incentives don't improve outcomes

    Study finds patient navigation did not improve outcomes for patients hospitalized with HIV and substance use.

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    June 28, 2016 | Task Force on HIV/AIDS announces new recommendations to end AIDS in Fulton County

    New recommendations for Task Force on HIV/AIDS reflect broad-based community input.

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    June 6, 2016 | Decline of public substance use disorder treatment facilities has greater impact on counties with more black residents

    Study finds overall decline of drug treatment facilities has affected more counties with black residents than other races.

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    January 13, 2016 | Studies show tobacco control lags in Southeast, with perception gaps between lawmakers and the public

    Research shows lagging progress on tobacco control in Southeast

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    January 8, 2016 | Study proves that context influences injection drug use among black individuals

    According to study, contextual factors affect drug use among black adolescents and adults