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Faculty Projects

University of Houston Drug Abuse Research Development Program II
University of Houston Drug Abuse Research Development Program II (UHDARDP II)
Technology Enhanced Intervention Design for Young Women with Prescription Opioid Misuse Disorder
University of Houston Drug Abuse Research Development Program II (UHDARDP II)
Implementation of the getR.E.A.L. Allegheny Project
3/40 Buleprint Project


07/15 - 03/20
National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse
University of Houston Drug Abuse Research Development Program II (UHDARDP II) - R24 DA019798-06
This grant aims to improve the infrastructure and capacity of NIH and drug abuse research for underrepresented and diverse faculty, staff and students at the University of Houston.
Role: PI, Luis Torres, Ph.D.

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07/15 – 03/20 07/14 - 08/19
National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
University of Houston Drug Abuse Research Development Program II (UHDARDP II) - R24 DA019798
Virtual Reality and Heroin Craving
This study, utilizing an RCT design,  compares virtual reality based cue-exposure therapy (VRCET) to drug relapse prevention education (DRPE) to decrease substance craving and substance use in a sample of male and female heroin using adults (N = 100).  This study also investigates if Medication Assisted Therapies such as methadone and suboxone attenuate craving and physiological reactivity to heroin cues in a subsample of former male and female heroin users. 
Role: PI, Luis Torres, Ph.D., Co-PI, Micki Washburn, Ph.D.

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2/1/18 – 8/31/19
University of Houston, Division of Research, New Faculty Grant
Technology Enhanced Intervention Design for Young Women with Prescription Opioid Misuse Disorder
This study explores sociocultural determinates of substance use, treatment needs, and treatment preferences of a culturally diverse sample of young females with a history prescription opioid misuse, to inform the development of a technology enhanced intervention for prescription opioid use disorder.
Role: PI, Micki Washburn, Ph.D.

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4/1/18 - 3/30/19
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA);
University of Houston Drug Abuse Research Development Program II (UHDARDP II)  - R24 DA019798
(Small Pilot Grant), University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.
Cultural Conceptualizations of Sexual Orientation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse: A Comparison of Latinx in Mexico and the United States
Pilot funding was provided to compare how sexual orientation influences conceptualizations of substance misuse, mental health and mental wellness in two matched samples of Latinx individuals in the U.S. and in Mexico.
Role: PI, Micki Washburn, Ph.D.

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7/1/16 – 6/30/19
Center for the Study of Social Policy
Implementation of the getR.E.A.L. Allegheny Project
This project focuses on the evaluation of the enactment of system wide changes to improve outcomes for LGBTQ+ youth and their families who are involved in public child welfare systems, through the implementation of affirming policies and practice models.
Role: PI, Alan Dettlaff, Ph.D., PI, Micki Washburn, Ph.D.

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340 Blueprint Project
The goal of this project was help to build the capacity of runaway and homeless youth providers to better understand and address the needs of LGBTQ youth and prevent these poor outcomes such as victimization, substance abuse and suicide through identifying promising practices, training methods, and tools to address the needs of LGBTQ homeless youths. Learn more.

Role: PI, Alan Dettlaff, Ph.D., PI, Micki Washburn, Ph.D., PI, Sarah Narendorf, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor

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