I conduct research at the intersection of health policy and health services for substance use disorders. My current research projects are in the areas of person-centered care, implementation and dissemination of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorders, best practices for treatment within the criminal justice system, and state-level opioid overdose prevention policies. I serve as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, Coinvestigator, and/or Research Consultant on a number of different grant-funded research projects. If you are interested in collaborating with me on these or other projects, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I have also co-led development of education programs about substance use disorders and treatments for college students, and co-led the development of a mobile health application for this population. Learn more about the Substance Use Navigation project, based at Indiana University-Bloomington, at www.exploresun.com.

Additionally, I am excited to announce that my solo-authored book, America’s Opioid Crisis and the Solution They Don’t Want You to Have, is in production at Johns Hopkins University Press. It will be available for purchase on Amazon and at major book stores in Spring 2020. I have also completed a solo-authored e-text book with integrated audio lectures, readings, games, case studies, group assignments, and quizzes, available from Congella Academic Publishing in Fall 2019. If you would like a preview copy of either of these books, please contact me or the publishers.

SCHOLARLY BOOKS

  • Andraka-Christou, B. The Opioid Fix: America’s Addiction Crisis and the Solution They Don’t Want You to Have. Johns Hopkins University Press. (in press; available Spring 2020).
  • Andraka-Christou, BHealth Law and EthicsCognella Academic Publishing (in press; available Fall 2019)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Andraka-Christou, B., Gabriel, M., Madeira, J. & Silverman, R. Court personnel attitudes towards medications for opioid use disorder: a state-wide survey. 2019; Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (accepted; forthcoming 2019)
  • Nguyen, T., Andraka-Christou, B., Bradford, W., & Kosali, S. Provider-Directed Marketing May Increase Prescribing of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder. 2019; Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment (accepted; forthcoming 2019)
  • Andraka-Christou, B., Alex, B, & Madeira, J. (2019). College student preferences regarding educational videos and substance use disorder content, format, and style. Substance Use & Misuse (accepted for publication; forthcoming 2019)
  • Mazurenko, O., Andraka-Christou, B., Bair, M., Kara, A., Harle, C.A. (2018). Balancing patient-centered and safe pain care for non-surgical inpatients: clinical and managerial perspectives. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
  • Andraka-Christou, B, Rager, J., Brown-Podgorski, B., M., Silverman, R., & Watson, D. An integrative systematic review of the medical literature on pain clinic definitions and comparison with existing state laws and regulations. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, & Policy. 2018. 13(17): 1-11.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. & Capone, M. Qualitative Study Comparing Physician-Reported Barriers to Buprenorphine & Extended-Release Naltrexone Prescribing in U.S. Office-Based Practices. International Journal of Drug Policy. 2018. 54: 9-7.
  • Arnaudo, C., Andraka-Christou, B., & Lynn, K. Algood. Psychiatric Co-Morbidities in Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorders: Prevalence, Impact, and Implications for Treatment, Current Addiction Reports. 2017. 4(1): 1-13.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. A Pressing Need for Pharmacotherapy Development to Treat Drug Addiction: An Editorial from a Legal Perspective. International Review of Neurobiology. 2016. 126: 15-38.
  • Madeira, J.L. & Andraka-Christou, B. Paper Trails, Trailing Behind: Improving Informed Consent to IVF through Multimedia Applications. Journal of Law & the Biosciences. 2016. 3: 1-37. (LINK)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Public Policy Lessons from the Orphan Drug Act: Applications for Health Policy Advocates. Journal of Entrepreneurship & Public Policy. 2015. 4(3): 278-297. (LINK)

LAW JOURNAL & OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Danielson EC, Mazurenko O, Andraka‐Christou B, DiIulio J, Downs SM, Hurley RW, Harle CA. How do primary care clinicians and patients discuss risks, benefits, and goals in chronic opioid therapy? Peer-reviewed abstract in The Journal of Pain. 2018, 19(3): S73‐74.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Individuals Suffering from Substance Use Disorder Need Treatment, Not Prisons. Ohio State University, Moritz School of Law, Drug Enforcement & Policy Center. Expert commentary. 2018. Available at https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/depc/wp-content/uploads/sites/115/2018/10/Barbara-Andraka-Christou.pdf
  • Haffajee, R., Andraka-Christou, B., Foney, D., Beck, A., Page, C. & Buche, J. Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Provision of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: A Survey of Knowledge, Engagement, and Perceptions. University of Michigan Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center. 2018. Available at http://www.behavioralhealthworkforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Y3-FA3-P2-NP-PA-MAT-Full-Report.pdf
  • Atterman, J., Dormond, M., Schreiber, J., Haffajee, R., Andraka-Christou, B., Singer, P., Haworth, S., Foney, D., & Pozuelos, S. Behavioral Workforce Implementation Challenges Related to Medication-Assisted Treatment. University of Michigan Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center. 2018. Available at http://www.behavioralhealthworkforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Y2FA3P2_MAT-Full-Report.pdf.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. What is Treatment for Opiate Addiction in Problem- Solving Courts? A Study of 20 Indiana Drug and Veterans Courts. Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties. 2017. XIII(2): 189-254. (LINK)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Improving Drug Courts through Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction. Virginia Journal of Social Policy & Law. 2016. 23(2): 179-229.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. America Needs the TREAT Act: Expanding Access to Effective Medication for Treating Addiction. Health Matrix: Journal of Law & Medicine. 2016. 26: 310-362.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Bringing SUD Treatment into Mainstream Medicine. Guest Column. Indiana State Medical Association Reports. 2016. 12: 6.

RESEARCH GRANTS

Current Research Funding

  • Strategies for Person-Centered Care in Behavioral Health Treatment Programs. PI: Andraka-Christou, Barbara. Funded by Health Foundation of South Florida, Award # 18-04908, $57,884. October 2018-October 2019. Role: Principal Investigator
  • State Policies Impact on Opioid Prescribing. PI: Stein, Brad & Taylor, E., Rand Corporation. Research. Submitted to National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH R01). $213,462. May 2019-May 2023. Role: Coinvestigator
  • Program Evaluation for Florida Supreme Court Office of States Court Administrator. PI: Andraka-Christou, Barbara. Funded by Florida Supreme Court Office of States Court Administrator. May 2019-May 2020. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Quality of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Medicaid-Enrollees: The Effects of State Policies and Initiatives. PI: Stein, Bradley (Rand Corporation). Funded by NIH, Award # R01DA045800, $57,884. July 2018-October 2023. Role: Coinvestigator
  • Addictions Law and Policy Services, Surveillance, and Community Resilience Project. PI: Silverman, Ross. May 2019-May 2020. Submitted to Indiana University Grand Challenges. Role: Coinvestigator
  • AECR: Understanding UCF Student Barriers to Substance Use Disorder Treatment. PI: Harris, Shana. Funded by UCF VPR Advancement of Early Career Researchers (AECR) 2018-2019 $4105.44. May 2019 – May 2020. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Cooperative Agreement for a Regional Center for Health Workforce Studies. PI: Beck, Angela. Funded by Health Resources & Services Administration, Award #U81HP29300, September 2016-Present. Role: Research Consultant

Past Research Funding

  • Designing User-Centered Decision Support Tools for Primary Care Pain Management. PI: Harle, Chris. Funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Award# R01HS023306, $1,954,230, September 2015-July 2019. Role: Postdoctoral Researcher (2016-2017); Co-Investigator (2018-2019)
  • Substance Use Navigation. PI: Madeira, Jody. Alkermes Inspiration Grant. Funded by Alkermes, Inc., $100,000, January 2017-December 2017. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Prescription drug overdose prevention for states. PI: Watson, Dennis. Funded by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Award# 1U17CE002721, $891,776, March 2016- December 2017. Role: Co-Investigator
  • Establishing a Collaborating Research Center at Indiana University to improve population health through integrated services and advanced analytics. PI: Halverson, P. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Award #73485, $998,357, March 2016- December 2017. Role: Postdoctoral Researcher

Submitted - Awaiting Response/Revision

  • Mobile technology to increase retention, compliance, & client-provider therapeutic alliance among emerging adults undergoing pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder. Co-PIs: Andraka-Christou & Atkins. Submitted to National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Drug Abuse. January 2019-January 2022. (Scored - Resubmit) $667,271. Role: Principal Investigator (21% FTE; $140,126).
  • State Policies Impact on Opioid Prescribing. PI: Stein, Brad & Taylor, E., Rand Corporation. Research. Submitted to National Institute on Drug Abuse. December 2017-November 2021, $213,462. Role: Co-Investigator

Submitted - Not Funded

  • Evaluating the Comparative Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Multimedia Patient-Centered Support Tool and Traditional Patient Support Methods in Improving Patient Medical Literacy and Clinical Outcomes for Total Knee Arthroplasty Surgery. Co-PIs: Horodyski, M. & Andraka-Christou, B. Submitted to Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. January 2019-January 2022. $2,000,000. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Navigator. Co-PIs: Atkins, D., Andraka-Christou, B., Kortelyou-Ward, K. & Gabriel, M. Research. Research. Submitted to Florida Blue. January 2019-January 2022, $300,000. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Knowledge & Attitudes towards Medication-Assisted Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder among Individuals Age 65+. Co-PIs: Andraka-Christou, B., Atkins, D., & Gabriel, M. Research. Submitted to Learning Institute for Elders at University of Central Florida. April 2018-December 2018. $3750. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Substance Use Navigation Program for Education & Tracking (SUNSET). PI: Madeira, Jody. Inspiration Grant. Submitted to Alkermes, Inc., $351,790.16, Fall 2017. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Courts Operations, Messaging & Monitoring Program. PI: Madeira, Jody. Inspiration Grant. Submitted to Alkermes, Inc., $230,290.16, Fall 2017. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • Physicians’ Lived Experiences with Controlled Substance Agreements in Pain Management. Submitted to Law & Society Organization, $2562, Spring 2018. Role: Principal Investigator
  • Opioid Prevention Enhancement through Pre-implementation Participation in Rural Communities. PI: Gassman, Ruth. Inspiration Grant. Submitted to National Institute on Drug Abuse Special Emphasis Panel, $2,280,753, Fall 2016. Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • The Current and Potential Use of Medication Treatment for Opiate Addiction in the Indiana Criminal Justice System. Research and Evaluation in Justice Systems Solicitation. Submitted to National Institute of Justice. Fall 2015. $34,313, Role: Principal Investigator

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

  • Andraka-Christou, B. Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid use Disorder. Panel Member. Early Childhood Court All-Sites Meeting. Organized by the Florida Department of Children & Families, Orlando, FL (June 14, 2019)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Drug Courts & Medication-Assisted Treatment. Oral Presentation. Drug Court Improvement Panel. Florida Supreme Court Annex, Tallahassee, FL (May 13, 2019)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. The Opioid Epidemic & Its Effects on Healthcare. ACHE of Central Florida. Moderator. Florida Hospital Waterman, Tavares, FL (October 25 2018)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. Panel Member at Our Community, Our Health: Starting a National Conversation about Health Research. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. (May 21, 2018)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Social & Legal Barriers to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction. National Advocates Society Annual Conference, Bloomington, IN (July 27, 2017)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Medication-Assisted Treatment and Indiana Drug Courts. Breakfast Learning Series. Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN (January 20, 2017)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Moderator at IU World AIDS Day Event, School of Public & Environmental Affairs; Bloomington, IN (December 1, 2016)
  • Duwve, J. & Andraka-Christou, B. Misconceptions about Opioid Addiction and Treatment. Invited speaker at Monroe County CARES, Bloomington, IN (November 10, 2016)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Increasing Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence. Invited speaker at Harm Reduction Coalition Mini-Conference, Bloomington, IN (October 8, 2016)
  • Andraka-Christou, B, Bauman, M. & Yoak, S. Medical, Social and Legal Perspectives on Fetal Tissue Donation. Invited Speaker at Mini IU, Indiana University- Bloomington (June 14, 2016)
  • Andraka-Christou, B & Madeira, J. IVF Law and Politics: A Comparative Perspective. Invited speaker at Indiana University Polish Studies Center-Bloomington (February 11, 2016)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Underuse of Medication-Assisted Treatment. Invited Speaker at Indian University Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions- Bloomington (January 25, 2016)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Introduction to U.S. Patent Law. Invited Speaker at National Center for Research and Development, Warsaw, Poland (July 2015)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Legal Reasons for Underuse of Medication-Assisted Treatment. Invited speaker at Addiction Psychiatry Symposium, Indiana University School of Medicine-Indianapolis (November 17, 2015)
  • Andraka-Christou, B., Bauman, M. & Yoak, S. Fetal Tissue Research: Medical, Legal, & Ethical Issues. Invited Speaker at Indiana University Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions-Bloomington (October 27, 2015)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Your Kids and Killer Drugs, Community Education. Invited Speaker at Local Council of Women, Bloomington, Indiana (March 8, 2015)

PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (including scheduled)

  • Mazurenko, O., Andraka-Christou, B., Bair, M., Kara, A., Harle, C. Clinical and management perspectives on hospitals’ role in the opioid epidemic. Oral presentation at European Academy of Management Annual Research Meeting; 2019; Lisbon, Portugal. (presented by Mazurenko, O.)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. & Capone, M. A Qualitative Study Comparing Physician-Reported Barriers to Treating Addiction Using Buprenorphine and Extended-Release Naltrexone. Poster presentation at: Academy Health, Annual Research Meeting; June 23, 2018; Seattle, Washington.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. & Madeira, J. College Student Preferences with Respect to Educational Videos about Substance Use Disorder and Treatment. Poster presentation at: Academy Health, Annual Research Meeting; June 23, 2018; Seattle, Washington.
  • Haffajee, R., Singer, P., Andraka-Christou, B., Dormond, M., Atterman, J., & Schreiber, J. Behavioral Health Workforce Implementation Challenges Related to Medication Assisted Treatment. Poster presentation at: Academy Health, Annual Research Meeting; June 23, 2018; Seattle, Washington. (poster presented by Haffajee, R.)
  • Mazurenko, O., Andraka-Christou, B., Bair, M., Roudebush, R., Kara, A., & Harle, C. Perceptions of Hospitalists and Inpatient Nurses on Pain Care: A Qualitative Study Focused on Opioid Therapy. Poster presentation at: Academy Health, Annual Research Meeting; June 23, 2018; Seattle, Washington. (poster presented by Mazurenko, O.)
  • Andraka-Christou, B., Rager, J., Brown-Podgorski, B., M., Silverman, R., & Watson, D. Pain Clinic Definitions in the Medical Literature and State Laws: Review & Comparison. Oral presentation at: 41st Annual Americans Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics Conference; June 25, 2017. Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Danielson EC, Mazurenko O, Andraka-Christou, B, DiIulio J, Downs, SM, Hurley RW, & Harle CA, How do primary care clinicians and patients discuss risks, benefits, and goals in chronic opioid therapy? Poster presentation at: American Pain Society; February 5, 2018; Anaheim, CA (presented by Danielson, E.)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Policies Encouraging Drug Courts to Allow Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. Oral presentation at: Academy Health National Health Policy Conference; February 5, 2018; Washington D.C.
  • Purcell, J., Andraka-Christou, B., Christou, A. G., Capone, M. J., Andraka, T. A Comparative Content Analysis of Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in the News Media and Medical Journals. Poster presentation at: Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Annual Meeting; December 5, 2017; Indianapolis, IN. (presented by Purcell, J.)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction in the News Media versus Medical Journals: A Qualitative Study of The New York Times, The Lancet, and JAMA. Oral presentation at: Academy Health Annual Research Conference; June 25, 2017. New Orleans, LA.
  • Andraka-Christou, B., Dilulio, J., Danielson, Downs, S., Harle, C. Clinician-Patient Discussions of Opioid Risks, Opioid Benefits, & Pain Management Goals: A Qualitative Study of Primary Care Visits. Poster presentation at: Academy Health Annual Research Conference; June 26, 2017; New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Andraka-Christou, B., Beletsky, L., & Haffajee, R. Using the Law to Curb the Opioid Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities. Panel member at: 40th Annual ASLME Health Law Professors Conference; June 9, 2017; Atlanta, GA.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. & Andraka, T. Evidence-Based Opioid Treatment in Drug Courts. Oral presentation at: Spring National Conference on Correctional Healthcare; May 2, 2017; Atlanta, GA.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. & Capone, M. Barriers to Physician Participation in the Addiction Treatment Workforce. Poster presentation at: Annual Conference of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; March 9, 2017; Orlando, FL.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. U.S. History of Drug Treatment: Law, Policy, & Medicine. Oral presentation at: Social Science History Association Annual Conference; November 18, 2016; Chicago, IL.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Improving Addiction Treatment in the Criminal Justice System. Oral presentation at: American Public Health Association Annual Conference; November 1, 2016; Denver, CO.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Why So Few Physicians Treat Addiction & What We Can Do about It. Oral presentation at: Indiana Attorney General’s Bitter Pill: Rx Prescription Drug Abuse & Heroin Symposium; October 13, 2016; Indianapolis, IN.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Underuse of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts. Oral presentation at: Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference; August 19, 2016; Seattle, WA.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Legal Barriers to Physician Treatment of Addiction. Oral presentation at: Law & Society Annual Meeting; June 4, 2016; New Orleans, LA.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Underuse of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Drug Courts. Poster presentation at: American Society of Addiction Medicine Annual Conference; April 15, 2016; Baltimore, MD.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Science, Not Spirituality: The Need for Pharmaceutical Treatment of Opioid Addiction in the Criminal Justice System. Oral presentation at: World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law & Social Philosophy, Washington, D.C. (July 30, 2015)
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Science, Not Spirituality: The Need for Pharmaceutical Treatment of Opioid Addiction in the Criminal Justice System. Oral presentation at: Law & Society Annual Meeting; May 28, 2015; Seattle, WA.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. Policy Process Lessons from the Orphan Drug Act. Oral presentation at: McGill Annual Graduate Conference in Law; May 29, 2014; Montreal, Quebec.
  • Andraka-Christou, B. The Future of Electronic Litigation Management. Oral presentation at: Legal Services Corporation Technology Innovation Grants Conference; January 16, 2014; Jacksonville, FL.

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