GIN on the Rocks (GOTR)

GOTR is the Greater Intermountain Node's (GIN) Research Discussion Series that highlights the exceptional addiction related research happening in the Greater Intermountain Community. Additionally, GOTR allows for interactive discussion between speakers and attendees to collobarate and share ideas about study expansion and insight. 

*The series title is a fun play on words about the popular drink and our node name - but more importantly we are highlighting the beautiful Rocky Mountain views and famous Utah hiking trails just steps away from our offices!

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January 4, 2021

A mixed-methods study to understand the role of community resources in improving opioid-related outcomes

Nasser Sharareh, PhD

Dr. Sharareh will be presenting on his recent R21 grant proposal and is seeking feedback on his aims and research idea. Through this project, he would like to explore the impact of spatial accessibility to community resources (e.g., public parks, libraries, food pantries) on opioid-related outcomes including overdose deaths, opioid use disorder, and high-dosage opioid use. Although a causal relationship between community resources and the opioid epidemic is unlikely, they provide an environment to intervene and initiate harm reduction (e.g., naloxone distribution, syringe programs) and prevention interventions (e.g., education campaigns).



March 2021

Patient-centered evaluation of healthcare access and quality for individuals with substance use disorders

Taylor Kelley, MD, MPH, MSc

April 2021

The RDD study: What you need to know about Optimizing Retention, Duration and Discontinuation Strategies for Opioid Use Disorder Pharmacotherapy (CTN-0100)

Elizabeth F. Howell, MD, MS

May 2021

Results of a National Survey of Physical Therapists

John (Jake) Magel, PT, PhD, DScPT

June 2021

Contraceptive Provision & Use Among Women with SUD: Trends, Patterns, and Practices

Elizabeth (Betsy) Charron, PhD, MPH

July 2021

A Multi-Disciplinary, Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a VA Housing-Assistance Program

Richard Nelson, PhD

October 2021

Managing Enrollment and Retention of Veterans in the VA Healthcare System

Megan E. Vanneman, PhD, MPH

November 2021

Rural Addiction Implementation Network
(RAIN) Initiative

Kayla Fritz, BS; Adam Gordon, MD, MPH; and Harlan Wallace, MBA, PMP

December 2021

Novel Ways to Expand Addiction Treatment within Primary Care

Michael Incze, MD, MSEd

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January 2020

Subthreshold Opioid Use Disorder Prevention (STOP) Trial (CTN-0101)


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March 2020

Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Expectant Mothers (MOMs): a pragmatic randomized trial comparing two buprenorphine formulations

Kristi Carlston; Jerry Cochran, PhD MSW; Jasmin Charles, PA-C MPAS; Jade Hill, MPH; and Marcela Smid, MD MA MS

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September 2020

Using machine learning to predict opioid overdose and opioid use disorder

Wei-Hsuan Jenny Lo-Ciganic, MS PHARM MS PhD

October 2020

Improving Mental Health and Substance Use Outcomes for Homeless Veterans through Tailored Services Design

Audrey Jones, PhD

November 2020

A Behavioral Health and Harm Reduction Intervention for Chronic Pain Patients at Risk for Opioid Misuse; and The Impact of Social Distancing on Chronic Pain Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Valerie Hruschak, PhD

December 2020

Enhancing POUD Care in Rural Communities

Shayla Archer, MS; Jacob Baylis, MPH; Ary Bryan, MSW; and Mitchell Garets, MSW


July 2019

Overview of the Greater Intermountain Node



August 2019

A Foundation to Examine Reasons for Discontinuation for Buprenorphine Care in the Veterans Health Administration  



September 2019

Validation of a Community Pharmacy-based Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Risk Screening Tool (PHARMSCREEN) (NIH HEAL Initiative)

Jerry Cochran, PhD MSW


October 2019

Emergency Department-INitiated BupreNOrphine VAlidaTIONetwork Trial (CTN 0099)

Peter Taillac, MD

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December 2019

Mindfulness Interventions Research

Eric Garland, PhD

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